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  • #1
    Walter Scott
    “Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when first we practice to deceive.”
    Walter Scott, Marmion

  • #2
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    “When that Aprille with his shoures sote.
    The droghte of Marche hath perced to the rote,
    And bathed every veyne in swich licour,
    Of which vertue engendred is the flour.”
    Geoffrey Chaucer

  • #3
    T.S. Eliot
    “This is the way the world ends
    Not with a bang but a whimper.”
    T.S. Eliot

  • #4
    Emily Brontë
    “It was not the thorn bending to the honeysuckles, but the honeysuckles embracing the thorn.”
    Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

  • #5
    “If we're genuinely interested in a book we can even bring ourselves to be greatful when others draw our attention to things we've missed or misunderstood.”
    Ian Watt

  • #7
    William Shakespeare
    “All the world's a stage,
    And all the men and women merely players;
    They have their exits and their entrances;
    And one man in his time plays many parts,
    His acts being seven ages.”
    William Shakespeare, As You Like It

  • #7
    William Shakespeare
    “This above all: to thine own self be true,
    And it must follow, as the night the day,
    Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
    William Shakespeare, Hamlet

  • #8
    William Shakespeare
    “But, soft! methinks I do digress too much,”
    William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus

  • #9
    Clare Boylan
    “I suspect the influence of unsupervised reading”
    Clare Boylan

  • #10
    Patrick Branwell Brontë
    “Fortune, how fickle and how vain thou art,”
    Patrick Branwell Brontë

  • #11
    Patrick Branwell Brontë
    “Backward I look upon my life,
    And see one waste of storm and strife,
    One wrack of sorrows, hopes, and pain,
    Vanishing to arise again!
    That life has moved through evening, where
    Continual shadows veiled my sphere;
    From youth's horizon upward rolled
    To life's meridian, dark and cold.”
    Patrick Branwell Brontë
    tags: angria

  • #12
    “By the age of twenty the distinctly Branwellian qualities would be developed from which he would never again shake himself free.”
    Winifred Gérin

  • #13
    “Strip him of equipage and fortune, and such things as only dazzle our eyes and imaginations, but don't in any measure affect our reason or cause a reverence in our hearts, and the poor creature sinks beneath our notice, because not supported by real worth.”
    Mary Astell

  • #14
    Charles Dickens
    “They are Man's and they cling to me, appealing from their fathers. This boy is Ignorance and this girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased.”
    Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

  • #15
    Emily Brontë
    “Cold in the earth—and fifteen wild Decembers,
    From those brown hills, have melted into spring.”
    Emily Brontë

  • #16
    “My vengeance is my guilt”
    Ovid, Metamorphoses

  • #17
    “Not knowing what he sees, he adores the sight; That false face fools and fuels his delight”

  • #18
    William Shakespeare
    “Hopeless and helpless doth AEgeon wend,
    But to procrastinate his lifeless end.”
    William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors

  • #19
    William Shakespeare
    “How many fond fools serve mad jealousy!”
    William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors

  • #20
    William Shakespeare
    “We came into the world like brother and brother,
    And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another.”
    William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors

  • #21
    William Shakespeare
    “I, sir, am Dromio; command him away. I, sir, am Dromio; pray, let me stay.”
    William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors

  • #22
    Neil Gaiman
    “I was not happy as a child, although from time to time I was content. I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

  • #23
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    “Therefore all seasons shall be sweet to thee,
    Whether the summer clothe the general earth
    With greenness, or the redbreast sit and sing
    Betwixt the tufts of snow on the bare branch
    Of mossy apple-tree, while the nigh thatch
    Smokes in the sun-thaw; whether the eave-drops fall
    Heard only in the trances of the blast,
    Or if the secret ministry of frost
    Shall hang them up in silent icicles,
    Quietly shining to the quiet Moon.”
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Frost At Midnight

  • #24
    Thomas Hardy
    “Why did Troy not leave my treasure alone?”
    Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd

  • #25
    Neil Gaiman
    “A book is a dream that you hold in your hands."

    (As quoted on BookRiot, June 18, 2013)”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #26
    Anatole France
    “I am but a miserable sinner, but I have found, in my long life, that the cenobite has no foe worse than sadness".”
    Anatole France, Thaïs

  • #27
    Anatole France
    “There, in a livid light, the demons tormented the souls of the damned. The souls preserved the appearance of the bodies which had held them, and even wore some rags of clothing. These souls seemed peaceful in the midst of their torments.”
    Anatole France, Thaïs

  • #28
    D.H. Lawrence
    “Voltaire, Shelley, Wordsworth, Byron, Rousseau... established a new connection between mankind and the universe, and the result was a vast release of energy. The sun was reborn to man and so was the moon. To man, the very sun goes stale, becomes a habit. Comes a saviour, a seer, and the very sun dances new in heaven.”
    D.H. Lawrence

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