A certain sort of friendship soon arose between the Fans and me.We each recognized that we belonged to that same section of thehumanrace with whom it isbetter to drink than to fight.We knew we would each have killed the other, if sufficient inducement were offered, and so we took a certain amount of care that the inducement should not arise.
1893 Travels in West Africa (published1899).
The sooner the Crown Colony system is removed from thesphere of practical politicsand put underaglasscase in the South Kensington Museum, labelled 'Extinct', the better for everyone.Mary Henrietta Kingsley
Nobody has ever been able to define jazz satisfactorily. This is probably because anyone who was capable of doing so never really wantedto, knowing how muchyou would have to leave out of the definition.Mary Henrietta Kingsley
It is at thesetimesthat you realisethe blessings of a good thick skirt? Save for a good many bruises, here I was with the fulness of my skirt tucked under me, sitting on nine ebony spikes some twelve inches long, in comparative comfort.Mary Henrietta Kingsley
West Africa today is just a quarry of paving stones for Hell, and those stones were cemented in place withMary Henrietta Kingsley