Wisdom from Westerns

The harder life is, ” she murmured, ” the less people ask of it.  People who don’t know fear or hunger or pain want a lot.  Those that face those things are happy if they have one small break.  Terror makes us all very humble.  How quick pride falls.”

— Aurora Brant to Jim Keene in Rim of the Desert (1944), Ernest Haycox, p.237-8

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