• In every man there are two minds that work side by side, the one checking the other; thus emotion stands against reason, intellect corrects passion and first impressions act a little, but very little, before quick reflection

    Ford Madox Ford
  • You have to wait together - for a week, for a year, for a lifetime, before the final intimate conversation may be attained ... and exhausted. So that ... That in effect was love

    Ford Madox Ford
  • New York is large, glamorous, easy-going, kindly and incurious, but above all it is a crucible - because it is large enough to be incurious

    Ford Madox Ford
  • All feminine claws, he said to himself, are sheathed in velvet; but they can hurt a good deal if they touch you on the sore places of the defects of your qualities--even merely with the velvet

    Ford Madox Ford
  • It's the quality of harmony, sir. The quality of being in harmony with you own soul. God having given you your own soul you are then in harmony with Heaven

    Ford Madox Ford
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