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    Thomas Hardy
    “Did you say the stars were worlds, Tess?"
    "Yes."
    "All like ours?"
    "I don't know, but I think so. They sometimes seem to be like the apples on our stubbard-tree. Most of them splendid and sound - a few blighted."
    "Which do we live on - a splendid one or a blighted one?"
    "A blighted one.”
    Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles

  • #2
    Thomas Hardy
    “Beauty lay not in the thing, but in what the thing symbolized.”
    Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles

  • #3
    Thomas Hardy
    “This hobble of being alive is rather serious, don’t you think so?”
    Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles

  • #4
    Thomas Hardy
    “Did it never strike your mind that what every woman says, some women may feel?”
    Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles

  • #5
    Thomas Hardy
    “So each had a private little sun for her soul to bask in; some dream, some affection, some hobby, or at least some remote and distant hope....”
    Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles

  • #6
    Thomas Hardy
    “The beauty or ugliness of a character lay not only in its achievements, but in its aims and impulses; its true history lay, not among things done, but among things willed.”
    Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles

  • #7
    Thomas Hardy
    “A sort of halo, an occidental glow, came over life then. Troubles and other realities took on themselves a metaphysical impalpability, sinking to mere mental phenomena for serene contemplation, and no longer stood as pressing concretions which chafed body and soul.”
    Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles
    tags: senses

  • #8
    George Eliot
    “And, of course men know best about everything, except what women know better.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

  • #9
    George Eliot
    “It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

  • #10
    George Eliot
    “If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

  • #11
    George Eliot
    “But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

  • #12
    George Eliot
    “After all, the true seeing is within.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

  • #13
    George Eliot
    “Every limit is a beginning as well as an ending.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

  • #14
    David Eagleman
    “Everything that creates itself upon the backs of smaller scales will by those same scales be consumed.”
    David Eagleman, Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

  • #15
    David Eagleman
    “...you are battered and bruised in the collisions between reminiscence and reality.”
    David Eagleman, Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

  • #16
    David Eagleman
    “All creation necessarily ends in this: Creators, powerless, fleeing from the things they have wrought.”
    David Eagleman, Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives



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