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- Parsons always seem to be specially horrified about things like sunbathing and naked bodies. They don't mind poverty and misery and cruelty to animals nearly as much.
- The Story of Julian (1931)
- Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
- Anger in the Sky (1943).
- Paraphrased variant: Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do on a rainy afternoon.