"I sometimes fancy that in my condition if I had less opposition and more society and stimulus - but John says the very worst thing I can do is to think about my condition."
"It is a big, airy room, the whole floor nearly, with windows that look all ways, and air and sunshine and galore. It was a nursery at first and then a playroom and gymnasium, I should judge; for the windows are barred for little children, and there are rings and things in the walls."
"I'm really getting fond of the big room, all but that horrid paper."
"I used to lie awake as a child and get more entertainment and terror out of blank walls and plain furniture than most children could find in a toy store."
"Then the floor is scratched and gouged and splintered, the plaster itself is dug out here and there, and this great heavy bed which is all we found in the room."
"I'm getting really fond of the room in spite of the wallpaper. Perhaps because of the wallpaper."