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Daemon
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I always find it more difficult to say the things I mean than the things I don't.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)
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I always find it more difficult to say the things I mean than the things I don't.
W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)
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Context from : The Painted Veil

Chapter XI


BUT one afternoon when she was walking home from Harrod's she chanced to meet Walter Fane in the Brampton Road. He stopped and talked to her. Then, casually, he asked her if she would take a turn with him in the Park. She had no particular wish to go home; it was not just then a very agreeable place. They strolled along, talking as they always talked, of casual things, and he asked her where she was going for the summer.
"Oh, we always bury ourselves in the country. You see, father is exhausted after the term's work and we just go to the quietest place we can find."
Kitty spoke with her tongue in her cheek, for she knew quite well that her father had not nearly enough work to tire him and even if he had his convenience would never have been consulted in the choice of a holiday. But a quiet place was a cheap place.
"Don't you think those chairs look rather inviting?" said Walter suddenly.
She followed his eyes and saw two green chairs by themselves under a tree on the grass.
"Let us sit in them," she said.
But when they were seated he seemed to grow strangely abstracted. He was an odd creature. She chattered on, however, gaily enough and wondered why he had asked her to walk with him in the Park. Perhaps he was going to confide in her his passion for the flat-footed nurse in Hong Kong. Suddenly he turned to her, interrupting her in the middle of a sentence, so that she could not but see that he had not been listening, and his face was chalk white.
"I want to say something to you."
She looked at him quickly and she saw that his eyes were filled with a painful anxiety. His voice was strained, low, and not quite steady. But before she could ask herself what this agitation meant he spoke again.
"I want to ask you if you'll marry me."
"You could knock me down with a feather," she answered, so surprised that she looked at him blankly.
"Didn't you know I was awfully in love with you?"
"You never showed it."
"I'm very awkward and clumsy. I always find it more difficult to say the things I mean than the things I don't."
Her heart began to beat a little more quickly. She had been proposed too often before, but gaily or sentimentally, and she had answered in the same fashion. No one had ever asked her to marry him in a manner which was so abrupt and yet strangely tragic.
"It's very kind of you," she said, doubtfully.
"I fell in love with you the first time I saw you. I wanted to ask you before, but I could never bring myself to it."
"I'm not sure if that's very well put," she chuckled.
She was glad to have an opportunity to laugh a little, for on that fine, sunny day the air about them seemed on a sudden heavy with foreboding. He frowned darkly.
"Oh, you know what I mean. I didn't want to lose hope. But now you're going away and in the autumn I have to go back to China."
"I've never thought of you in that way," she said helplessly.

http://www.e-reading.club/chapter.php/127592/11/Maugham_-_The_Painted_Veil.html


taurine
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The words are the daughters of earth, and things are the sons of heaven.
Adyl Mouhei
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Words cannot cover everything we experience. As a matter of fact, we sometimes find it next to impossible to translate complex feelings and situations into words.
Bully_rus
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Daemon wrote:
I always find it more difficult to say the things I mean than the things I don't.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)


Yeah, absolutely. Because the human brain thwarts the human tongue to do its things...
mslovette
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it is always easier to say things you don't mean because there is really no care , but alternatively you would be more careful while saying what you mean to ensure the right message is passed hence the difficulty.
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It's about committment
mudbudda669
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Think hummm
Paulo Rogério 7
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Adyl Mouhei wrote:
Words cannot cover everything we experience. As a matter of fact, we sometimes find it next to impossible to translate complex feelings and situations into words.

Just in time, that was meant to reach Thar and Csablanca and people whos struggles to keep we up with those quotes. Have a nice week.
Ajike Omooba
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... because the truth is bitter!
Bully_rus
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Ajike Omooba wrote:
... because the truth is bitter!


It’s only half of the truth. Its fruit are sweet and tasty. How to get them - that’s the problem. Best regards.
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