Classic Quotes

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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

Mark Twain
“′Classic′ - a book which people praise and don't read.”
Mark Twain

Augustine of Hippo
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
St. Augustine

Emily Brontë
“If he loved with all the powers of his puny being, he couldn't love as much in eighty years as I could in a day.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Margaret Mitchell
“After all, tomorrow is another day!”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Arthur Conan Doyle
“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”
Arthur Conan Doyle; Corrections And Editor Edgar W. Smith; Illustrators, The Hound of the Baskervilles

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

William Shakespeare
“The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.”
William Shakespeare, King Henry VI, Part 2

Charles Dickens
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.”
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

Leo Tolstoy
“All the girls in the world were divided into two classes: one class included all the girls in the world except her, and they had all the usual human feelings and were very ordinary girls; while the other class -herself alone- had no weaknesses and was superior to all humanity.”
Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Charles Dickens
“My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.”
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

William Shakespeare
“Oh, I am fortune's fool!”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

“Omnia mutantur, nihil interit (everything changes, nothing perishes).”
Publius Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoses

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
“The reason for the unreason with which you treat my reason , so weakens my reason that with reason I complain of your beauty.”
Cervantes Saavedra

William Shakespeare
“As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods.
They kill us for their sport.”
William Shakespeare, King Lear

Charles Bukowski
“I often stood in front of the mirror alone, wondering how ugly a person could get.”
Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye

Mario Puzo
“Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.”
Mario Puzo

Jeaniene Frost
“A vibrator can last all night, too, vampire! - Denise”
Jeaniene Frost, First Drop of Crimson

J. Sheridan Le Fanu
“But to die as lovers may - to die together, so that they may live together.”
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla

Charles Dickens
“I never could have done what I have done, without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one object at a time.”
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

Charles Dickens
“Trifles make the sum of life. ”
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

Bram Stoker
“The blood is the life!”
Bram Stoker

L.M. Montgomery
“All i want is a dress with puffy sleaves”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Jeaniene Frost
“I don't lack for bed partners, so I don't need to scrounge for unwilling scraps.-Spade”
Jeaniene Frost, First Drop of Crimson

Joseph Conrad
“I let him run on, this papier-maché Mephistopheles, and it seemed to me that if I tried I could poke my forefinger through him, and would find nothing inside but a little loose dirt, maybe.”
Jospeh Conrad, Heart of Darkness

Michelle Hodkin
“I read the title from the cover. ' 'The joy of... crap.' ' I read the rest of the full title of the thick, nondescript volume to myself and felt myself redden.
Noah turned over on to his side and said with mock seriousness, 'I have never read 'The Joy Of Crap'. Sounds disgusting.' I blushed deeper. 'I have, however, read 'The Joy Of Sex.' ' He continued, a smile transforming his face. 'Not in a while, but I think it's one of those classics you can come back to again... and again.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

J. Sheridan Le Fanu
“If your dear heart is wounded, my wild heart bleeds with yours.”
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla

J. Sheridan Le Fanu
“Girls are caterpillars while they live in the world, to be finally butterflies when the summer comes; but in the meantime there are grubs and larvae, don't you see - each with their peculiar propensities, necessities and structure.”
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla

Mark Twain
“Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons  attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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