Quotes of Companionable

“ A really companionable and indispensable dog is an accident of nature. You can't get it by breeding and you can't buy it with money. It just happens along. ”

- E.B. White

“ A man who lives with nature is used to violence and is companionable with death. There is more violence in an English hedgerow than in the meanest streets of a great city. ”

- P. D. James

“ I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ He is a tall, grandly built man; she tall and delicate. Both are narrow-faced with long, imperial noses; as they pose for pictures, it is a turkey buzzard sharing companionably with an egret. ”

- Richard Eder

“ FLY-SPECK, n. The prototype of punctuation. It is observed by Garvinus that the systems of punctuation in use by the various literary nations depended originally upon the social habits and general diet of the flies infesting the several countries. These creatures, which have always been distinguished for a neighborly and companionable familiarity with authors, liberally or niggardly embellish the manuscripts in process of growth under the pen, according to their bodily habit, bringing out the sense of the work by a species of interpretation superior to, and independent of, the writer's powers… ”

- Ambrose Bierce
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