Thomas Hardy

“Sometimes I feel I don't want to know anything more about [history] than I know already. [...] Because what's the use of learning that I am one of a long row only--finding out that there is set down in some old book somebody just like me, and to know that I shall only act her part; making me sad, that's all. The best is not to remember that your nature and you past doings have been kist like thousands' and thousands', and that your coming life and doings'll be like thousands' and thousands'. [...] I shouldn't mind learning why--why the sun do shine on the just and the unjust alike, [...] but that's what books will not tell me.”


Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Read more quotes from Thomas Hardy


Share this quote:
Share on Twitter

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

114 likes
All Members Who Liked This Quote

« previous 1


This Quote Is From

Tess of the D'Urbervilles Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
249,752 ratings, average rating, 9,362 reviews

Browse By Tag