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Famous quotes containing the word trick:

    Nor let his Love enchant your generous Mind;
    ‘Tis Natures trick to propagate her Kind.
    Our fond Begetters, who would never die,
    Love but themselves in their Posterity.
    John Dryden (1631–1700)

    I have come back
    but disorder is not what it was.
    I have lost the trick of it!
    The innocence of it!
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)