George MacDonald quote about death from Lilith - I had chosen the dead rather than the living, the thing thought rather than the thing thinking!
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I had chosen the dead rather than the living, the thing thought rather than the thing thinking!
 George MacDonald, Lilith (1895). copy citation

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Author George MacDonald
Source Lilith
Topic death thought living
Date 1895
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1640/1640-h/1640-h.htm

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“I sighed—and regarded with wonder my past self, which preferred the company of book or pen to that of man or woman; which, if the author of a tale I was enjoying appeared, would wish him away that I might return to his story. I had chosen the dead rather than the living, the thing thought rather than the thing thinking! «Any man,» I said now, «is more than the greatest of books!» I had not cared for my live brothers and sisters, and now I was left without even the dead to comfort me!
The wood thinned yet more, and the pines grew yet larger, sending up huge stems, like columns eager to support the heavens.” source

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