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Day 17 of the 30-Day October Challenge

Favourite quote of your favourite book.


“But people as a rule believe only what they want to believe, and if you tell them anything else they'll call you a trouble-maker and get rid of you and never give you your job back, even if what you said is proved spot on right by time.”
-Dick Francis, 10 lb Penalty


That cheating a bit, it's one of my fav Dick Francis quotes, not necessarily out of my favourite novel of his.


Another favourite quote from another much-loved book:


“I wish those people who write so glibly about this being a holy War, and the orators who talk so much about going on no matter how long the War lasts and what it may mean, could see a case--to say nothing of 10 cases--of mustard gas in its early stages--could see the poor things burnt and blistered all over with great mustard-coloured suppurating blisters, with blind eyes--sometimes temporally, sometimes permanently--all sticky and stuck together, and always fighting for breath, with voices a mere whisper, saying that their throats are closing and they know they will choke.”

-Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth