Decline and Fall Quotes

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Quote 1

“There’s a blessed equity in the English [public-school] system ... one goes through years of perfect hell ... and after that the social system never lets one down.”

Quote 2

“I couldn't understand why God had made the world at all.”

Quote 3

“Lay interest in ecclesiastical matters is often a prelude to insanity.”

Quote 4

“The church has never countenanced lay opinion on spiritual matters.”

Quote 5

“You folks all think the colored man hasn’t got a soul ... beat him; put him in chains; load him with burdens.”

Quote 6

“This book is really an account of the mysterious disappearance of Paul Pennyfeather … the shadow which took his name does not amply fill the important part of hero…”

Quote 7

“If you have been at all observant of people … accidents which have happened … you cannot help being struck with an amazing cohesiveness of events.”

Quote 8

“People get ideas about a thing they call...

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