He said, "Mirrors make a room uncosy." I am sure there is more to it than that although they love to be cosy. One must love cosiness if one is to live so close together. ["A Souvenir of Japan", p 32 in Burning Your Boats]
Had the marionette all the time parodied the living or was she, now living, to parody her own performance as a marionette? ["The Loves of Lady Purple", p 51 in Burning Your Boats]
The topmost branches twined so thickly that only a subdued viridian dazzle of light could filter through and the children felt against their ears a palpable fur of intense silence. ["Penetrating to the Heart of the Forest", p 61 in Burning Your Boats]
Who now recedes into the deceptive privacy of a genre picture, a needlewoman, a quiltmaker, a middle-aged woman sewing patchwork in a city garden, turning her face vigorously against the rocks and trees of the patient wilderness waiting round us.