“It's a troublesome world. All the people who're in it
are troubled with troubles almost every minute.
You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot,
for the places and people you're lucky you're not.”
“He had led off being a perfectionist when he discovered that not promptly kept appointments, not a house circumspectly clean. . . not anything cleared you through the terrifying office of chance; that it is chance and not perfection that rules the world.”