Great Quotes and Boats

Washington Crossing the Delaware, Emanuel Leutze, 1851. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

“The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.”

– George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799), First president of the United States (1789–1797).

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Great Quotes and Boats

Spendthrift

“Most mornings Andy rows over by himself in a dory from Port Clyde, half a mile away. On the way to the house, swinging a tackle box full of paints and brushes, he ducks into the hen house and emerges with half a dozen eggs, cradling them in one hand like juggling balls. He comes in the side door and chats with Al and me for a little while before heading upstairs” (51).

Christina’s World

“He rows home at dusk. Comes back the next day and troops upstairs, his heavy thudding footsteps the only sound in the quiet house. I hear him pacing around up there, opening doors, shutting doors walking into different rooms” (288).

– Christina Baker Kline, A Piece of the World: A Novel (2017).

Andrew Wyeth