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Quotes About North And South

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Elizabeth Gaskell
“Take care. -If you do not speak- I shall claim you as my own in some presumptuous way. -Send me away at once, if I must go; -Margaret!-”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell
“He loved her, and would love her; and defy her, and this miserable bodily pain.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell
“Oh, I can't describe my home. It is home, and I can't put its charm into words”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell
“Oh, my Margaret--my Margaret! no one can tell what you are to me! Dead--cold as you lie there you are the only woman I ever loved! Oh, Margaret--Margaret!”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell
“Well, He had known what love was-a sharp pang, a fierce experience, in the midst of whose flames he was struggling! but, through that furnace he would fight his way out into the serenity of middle age,-all the richer and more human for having known this great passion.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Susan Sontag
“Every culture has its southerners -- people who work as little as they can, preferring to dance, drink, sing brawl, kill their unfaithful spouses; who have livelier gestures, more lustrous eyes, more colorful garments, more fancifully decorated vehicles, a wonderful sense of rhythm, and charm, charm, charm; unambitious, no, lazy, ignorant, superstitious, uninhibited people, never on time, conspicuously poorer (how could it be otherwise, say the northerners); who for all their poverty and squalor lead enviable lives -- envied, that is, by work-driven, sensually inhibted, less corruptly governed northerners. We are superior to them, say the northerners, clearly superior. We do not shirk our duties or tell lies as a matter of course, we work hard, we are punctual, we keep reliable accounts. But they have more fun than we do ... They caution[ed] themselves as people do who know they are part of a superior culture: we mustn't let ourselves go, mustn't descend to the level of the ... jungle, street, bush, bog, hills, outback (take your pick). For if you start dancing on tables, fanning yourself, feeling sleepy when you pick up a book, developing a sense of rhythm, making love whenever you feel like it -- then you know. The south has got you.”
Susan Sontag, The Volcano Lover: A Romance

Elizabeth Gaskell
“But the cloud never comes in that quarter of the horizon from which we watch for it.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell
“Margaret the Churchwoman, her father the Dissenter, Higgins the Infidel, knelt down together. It did them no harm.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell
“Of all faults the one she most despised in others was the want of bravery; the meanness of heart which leads to untruth.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell
“It is bad to believe you in error. It would be infinitely worse to have known you a hypocrite.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell
“Come poor little heart! be cheery and brave. We'll be a great deal to one another, if we are thrown off and left desolate.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell
“She would fain have caught at the skirts of that departing time, and prayed it to return, and give her back what she had too little valued while it was yet in her possession. What a vain show Life seemed! How unsubstantial, and flickering, and flitting! It was as if from some aerial belfry, high up above the stir and jar of the earth, there was a bell continually tolling, ‘All are shadows!—all are passing!—all is past!”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell
“If they came sorrowing, and wanting sympathy in a complicated trouble like the present, then they would be felt as a shadow in all these houses of intimate acquaintances, not friends”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

“I ask Thee for a thoughtful love, Through constant watching wise,
To meet the glad with joyful smiles,
And to wipe the weeping eyes;
And a heart at leisure from itself,
To soothe and sympathise.”
Anonymous, North and South

“Keşke sana ne kadar yalnız olduğumu anlatabilsem. Burasının ne kadar soğuk ve sert olduğunu. Her yerde bir çelişki ve cefa var. Tanrı'nın bu yeri unuttuğunu düşünüyorum. Sanırım cehennemi gördüm ve o beyaz, cehennem sevgili Edith, kar beyazı..."

E. Gaskell - Kuzey ve Güney”
Elizabeth Gaskell North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell
“There was a filmy veil of soft dull mist obscuring, but not hiding, all objects, giving them a lilac hue, for the sun had not yet fully set; a robin was singing ... The leaves were more gorgeous than ever; the first touch of frost would lay them all low to the ground. Already one or two kept constantly floating down, amber and golden in the low slanting sun-rays.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell
“I only mean, Bessy, there's good and bad in everything in this world; and as you felt the bad up here, I thought it was but fair you should know the bad down there.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell
“Bu en kötü zamanda, onu 'benim' diye çağırma umudum olmasa bile
Margaret'ın büyüyüp kendisi olduğu yeri görmek istedim...”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell
“The distant sea, lapping the sandy shore with measured sound; the nearer cries of the donkey-boys; the unusual scenes moving before her like pictures, which she cared not in her laziness to have fully explained before they passed away; the stroll down to the beach to breathe the sea-air, soft and warm on the sandy shore even at the end of November; the great long misty sea-line touching the tender-coloured sky; the white sail of a distant boat turning silver in some pale sunbeam: - it seemed as if she could dream her life away in such luxury of pensiveness, in which she made her present all in all, from not daring to think of the past, or wishing to contemplate the future.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

William Faulkner
“when she spoke even now, after forty years, among the slurred consonants and the flat vowels of the land where her life had been cast, New England talked as plainly as it did in the speech of her kin who had never left New Hampshire”
William Faulkner, Light in August

“Do you still believe i public opinion? Well let me tell you public opinion is a gimmick thought up by the English and Americans, it's them who are shitting us up with this public opinion rot, of you'll excuse my language, we've never had their political system, we don't have their traditions, we don't even know what trade unions are, we're a southern people and we obey whoever shouts the loudest and gives the orders.”
Tabucci, Antonio, Pereira Maintains

Elizabeth Gaskell
“She is too perfect to be known by fragments. No mean brick shall be a specimen of the building of my palace.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell
“He swallowed down the dry choking sobs which had been heaving up from his heart hitherto ...”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell
“Dixon was not unconscious of this awed reverence which was given to her; nor did she dislike it; it flattered her as much as Louis the Fourteenth was flattered by his courtiers shading their eyes from the dazzling light of his presence.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell
“The more it rains and blows, the more certain we are to have him.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell
“O que eles não poderiam entender é como seu coração sofria, o tempo todo, com um peso que não havia suspiro que remediasse ou aliviasse – e como o empenho constante das suas capacidades perceptivas fora o único meio de evitar que gritasse de dor”
Elizabeth Gaskell

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