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  • #1
    Thomas Hardy
    “And at home by the fire, whenever you look up there I shall be— and whenever I look up, there will be you.
    -Gabriel Oak”
    Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd

  • #2
    “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”
    Linda Grayson

  • #3
    Terry Pratchett
    “Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.”
    Terry Pratchett

  • #4
    Terry Pratchett
    “Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry.”
    Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time

  • #5
    Charles Dickens
    “Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.”
    Charles Dickens

  • #6
    Jane Austen
    “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
    Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

  • #7
    Jane Austen
    “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #8
    Jane Austen
    “What are men to rocks and mountains?”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #9
    Jane Austen
    “Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.”
    Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

  • #10
    Elizabeth Gaskell
    “I say Gibson, we're old friends, and you're a fool if you take anything I say as an offense. Madam your wife and I didn't hit it off the only time I ever saw her. I won't say she was silly, but I think one of us was silly, and it wasn't me!”
    Elizabeth Gaskell, Wives and Daughters

  • #11
    Thomas Hardy
    “If we be doomed to marry, we marry; if we be doomed to remain single we do.”
    Thomas Hardy, Under the Greenwood Tree

  • #12
    Georgette Heyer
    “It was growing late, and though one might stand on the brink of a deep chasm of disaster, one was still obliged to dress for dinner.”
    Georgette Heyer, April Lady

  • #13
    Terry Pratchett
    “It would seem that you have no useful skill or talent whatsoever," he said. "Have you thought of going into teaching?”
    Terry Pratchett, Mort

  • #14
    Terry Pratchett
    “I'd rather be a rising ape than a falling angel.”
    Terry Pratchett

  • #15
    Thomas Hardy
    “Happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.”
    Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • #16
    Jane Austen
    “A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #17
    Jane Austen
    “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #18
    Jane Austen
    “Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.”
    Jane Austen

  • #19
    Joseph Heller
    “There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle.

    "That's some catch, that Catch-22," he observed.

    "It's the best there is," Doc Daneeka agreed.”
    Joseph Heller, Catch-22

  • #20
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #21
    Douglas Adams
    “The story so far:
    In the beginning the Universe was created.
    This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
    Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  • #22
    Jane Austen
    “but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.”
    Jane Austen

  • #23
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #24
    Oscar Wilde
    “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #25
    Oscar Wilde
    “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

  • #26
    A.A. Milne
    “Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
    "Pooh!" he whispered.
    "Yes, Piglet?"
    "Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you.”
    A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner

  • #27
    Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another What! You
    “Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #28
    Elbert Hubbard
    “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
    Elbert Hubbard

  • #29
    J.K. Rowling
    “He must have known I'd want to leave you."
    "No, he must have known you would always want to come back.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • #30
    Evelyn Waugh
    “I have a good mind not to take Aloysius to Venice. I don't want him to meet a lot of horrid Italian bears and pick up bad habits.”
    Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited



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