Line of the Day #OfMiceandMen

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Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.

As said by Slim, the “prince of the ranch”, in John Steinbeck’s novella masterpiece Of Mice and Men (1937).  Set during the Great Depression, it tells of two migrant ranch workers, George and Lennie, who dream of earning enough money to buy their own land. However problems continually arise due to lack of understanding of Lennie’s mental disability and his fiercesome strength.

Line(s) of the Day #DorothyParker

Dorothy Parker

PLEASE, God, let him telephone me now. Dear God, let him call me now. I won’t ask anything else of You, truly I won’t. It isn’t very much to ask. It would be so little to You, God, such a little, little thing. Only let him telephone now. Please, God. Please, please, please.

If I didn’t think about it, maybe the telephone might ring. Sometimes it does that. If I could think of something else. If I could think of something else. Knobby if I counted five hundred by fives, it might ring by that time. I’ll count slowly. I won’t cheat. And if it rings when I get to three hundred, I won’t stop; I won’t answer it until I get to five hundred. Five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty, thirty-five, forty, forty-five, fifty…. Oh, please ring. Please.

The opening two paragraphs of ‘A Telephone Call’ by renowned writer and legendary wit Dorothy Parker (1893 -1967). You can read the rest of the story here.