A Room with a View
“It is so difficult—at least, I find it difficult—to understand people who speak the truth” (1.23).
"Poor girl? I fail to understand the point of that remark. I think myself a very fortunate girl, I assure you. I'm thoroughly happy, and having a splendid time. Pray don't waste time mourning over me. There's enough sorrow in the world, isn't there, without trying to invent it. Good-bye. Thank you both so much for all your kindness. Ah, yes! there does come my cousin. A delightful morning! Santa Croce is a wonderful church" (2.49).
"I want to be truthful," she whispered. "It is so hard to be absolutely truthful" (7.10).