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Daemon
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When people ask for time, it's always for time to say no. Yes has one more letter in it, but it doesn't take half as long to say.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
Nelson Cerqueira
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Context from: THE CHILDREN
by Edith Wharton (1928)

BOOK IV


XXV

"My dear child--"


She always responded to every change in his intonation; and as he spoke he saw the shadow in her eyes before it reached her lips. Trying to keep a smile on them; she interrupted: "Now I've said something stupid again."

"You've said something unexpected--that's all. Give me a little time--"

She sprang up, and moved toward him with one of her impulsive darts. "Martin! When people ask for time, it's always for time to say no. Yes has one more letter in it, but it doesn't take half as long to say. And now you'll hate me for asking you something that you've got to take time to answer."

"Not a bit of it. I want time because I've got several answers. And the first is: how do you know your Grandma Mervin won't take you all in?"


http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks04/0400741h.html#c25

Bully_rus
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Daemon wrote:
When people ask for time, it's always for time to say no. Yes has one more letter in it, but it doesn't take half as long to say.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)


Yeah. It’s interesting to know how statistically the yes and no relates to each other, especially between women and men…
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Sometimes it is hard to say no.
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Yes; I rubbed his wounds with tar, I poured sprits and ashes into his throat.

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