• the time to grant anybody a favor is the day the favor is asked, for that day is the one psychological moment of the world when supply and demand are keyed exacty to each other's limits, and can be mated beatifically to grow old, or die young, together. But after that day -- !

    Eleanor Hallowell Abbott (1911). “The Sick-a-bed Lady: And Also Hickory Dock, The Very Tired Girl, The Happy-day, The Runaway Road, Something that Happened in October, The Amateur Lover, Heart of the City, The Pink Sash, Woman's Only Business”