- Looking closely at the trees and flowers, the bits of lawn and terrace, the rose- garden and corner of the house where the flaming creeper hung so thickly, I discovered nothing of the odious, unpure thing her color and grouping had unconsciously revealed. - "The Damned", Algernon Blackwood.
- And so, through this singular mood, I came a little nearer to understand the unpure thing that had stammered out into expression through my sister's talent. - "The Damned", Algernon Blackwood.
- For the unpure is merely negative; it has no existence; it is but the cramped expression of what is true, stammering its way brokenly over false boundaries that seek to limit and confine. - "The Damned", Algernon Blackwood.