“No, not consciously I didn’t invent him…”

“No, not consciously I didn’t invent him, Grissie.  And yet I did invent him a little bit, I suppose.  And he me.  We are all formed by feedback and interaction.  We see more than there is in other people, and we ourselves are seen for far more than we are.  And we gro to match our seeming.”
–Lemuel Windfall
For All Poor Folks at Picketwire
written by R.A. Lafferty

This is one in a series of quotations.

I’ve been working, from time to time, on a book of quotations for many years.  I call it, “The Mind Boggles”, from one of my favorite quotations.  I do source quotations a bit differently from a lot of people.  In the case of a work of a fiction, I consider that the character said the line…not the author.  As a bit of an author myself (in a minor way), I can tell you…my characters definitely say things that I would never say.  These are all quotations that I’ve collected myself: I’ve read the book, seen the TV episode, and so on.

Hope you enjoy them!

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle

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