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The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen by Elizabeth von Arnim
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“[Walking] is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside.”
Elizabeth von Arnim, The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen
“There is nothing so absolutely bracing for the soul as the frequent turning of one's back on duties.”
Elizabeth von Arnim, The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen
“It was a place to bless God in and cease from vain words.”
Elizabeth von Arnim, The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen
“It might have been the entrance to some holy place, so strange and solemn was the quiet; and looking from out of its shadows to the brightness shining at the upper end where the sun was flooding the bracken with happy morning radiance, I felt suddenly that my walk had ceased to be a common thing, and that I was going up into the temple of God to pray.”
Elizabeth von Arnim, The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen
“What a place for him who intends to pass an examination, to write a book, or who wants the crumples got by crushing together too long with his fellows to be smoothed out of his soul.”
Elizabeth von Arnim, The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen
“Oh Gertrud,' I cried, intolerably stirred by the bare mention of that
bed, 'this is a bleak and mischievous world, isn't it? Do you think we
shall ever be warm and comfortable and happy again?”
Elizabeth von Arnim, The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen
“Many a time have I wondered at the unworthy ways of Fate, at the pettiness of the pleasure it takes in frustrating plans that are small and innocent, at its entire want of dignity, at its singular spitefulness, at the resemblance of its manners to those of an evilly-disposed kitchen-maid....”
Elizabeth von Arnim, The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen