H. G. Wells quote about romance from The Time Machine - I had not, I said to myself, come into the future to carry on a miniature flirtation.
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I had not, I said to myself, come into the future to carry on a miniature flirtation.
 H. G. Wells, The Time Machine (1895). copy citation

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Author H. G. Wells
Source The Time Machine
Topic romance futility flirtation vanity
Date 1895
Language English
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“She tried to follow me everywhere, and on my next journey out and about it went to my heart to tire her down, and leave her at last, exhausted and calling after me rather plaintively. But the problems of the world had to be mastered. I had not, I said to myself, come into the future to carry on a miniature flirtation. Yet her distress when I left her was very great, her expostulations at the parting were sometimes frantic, and I think, altogether, I had as much trouble as comfort from her devotion. Nevertheless she was, somehow, a very great comfort.” source

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