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Classic Quotes

Classic quote - The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupi
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

Jane Austen , Northanger Abbey


Classic quote - ′Classic′ - a book which people praise and don't read.
′Classic′ - a book which people praise and don't read.

Mark Twain


Classic quote - The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

Augustine of Hippo


Classic quote - If he loved with all the powers of his puny being, he couldn't love as much in eighty years as I cou
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


Classic quote - After all, tomorrow is another day!
After all, tomorrow is another day!

Margaret Mitchell , Gone With The Wind


Classic quote - The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.
The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.

Arthur Conan Doyle , The Hound of the Baskervilles


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


Classic quote - No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.
No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.

F. Scott Fitzgerald , The Great Gatsby


Classic quote - The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.

William Shakespeare


Classic quote - All the girls in the world were divided into two classes: one class included all the girls in the wo
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.

Leo Tolstoy , Анна Каренина


Classic quote - My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do
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, Volume I of II


Classic quote - The reason for the unreason with which you treat my reason , so weakens my reason that with reason I
The reason for the unreason with which you treat my reason , so weakens my reason that with reason I complain of your beauty.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra


Classic quote - Omnia mutantur, nihil interit (everything changes, nothing perishes).
Omnia mutantur, nihil interit (everything changes, nothing perishes).

Ovid , Metamorfosis


As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods.
They kill us for their sport.

William Shakespeare , King Lear


Classic quote - I often stood in front of the mirror alone, wondering how ugly a person could get.
I often stood in front of the mirror alone, wondering how ugly a person could get.

Charles Bukowski , Ham on Rye


Classic quote - Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.
Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.

Mario Puzo.


Classic quote - A vibrator can last all night, too, vampire! - Denise
A vibrator can last all night, too, vampire! - Denise

Jeaniene Frost , First Drop of Crimson


and love is a word used
too much and
much
too soon.

Charles Bukowski


Classic quote - I never could have done what I have done, without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, w
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, Volume I of II


I am very proud, revengeful,
ambitious, with more offences at my beck than I have
thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape,
or time to act them in.

William Shakespeare , Hamlet


Classic quote - But to die as lovers may - to die together, so that they may live together.
But to die as lovers may - to die together, so that they may live together.

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu


Classic quote - The blood is the life!
The blood is the life!

Bram Stoker


Oh! that look of love!" continued he, between his teeth, as he bolted himself into his own private room. "And that cursed lie; which showed some terrible shame in the background, to be kept from the light in which I thought she lived perpetually! Oh, Margaret, Margaret! Mother, how you have tortured me! Oh! Margaret, could you not have loved me? I am but uncouth and hard, but I would never have led you into any falsehood for me.

Elizabeth Gaskell , North and South


All i want is a dress with puffy sleaves

L.M. Montgomery , Anne of Green Gables


the same question arose in every soul: "For what, for whom, must I kill and be killed?"... p982

Leo Tolstoy


I don't lack for bed partners, so I don't need to scrounge for unwilling scraps.-Spade

Jeaniene Frost , First Drop of Crimson


Yea, and if some god shall wreck me in the wine-dark deep,
even so I will endure…
For already have I suffered full much,
and much have I toiled in perils of waves and war.
Let this be added to the tale of those.

Homer , The Odyssey


As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.

Маргарет Митчелл , Gone With The Wind


Welcome to my house! Enter freely. Go safely, and leave something of the happiness you bring.

Bram Stoker


Stay gold Ponyboy,

S.E. Hinton , Outsiders


I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.

Marlon Brando


He thought of the number of girls and women she had seen marry, how many homes with children in them she had seen grow up around her, how she had contentedly pursued her own lone quite path-for him.
~ Stephen speaking of Rachael

Charles Dickens , Hard Times


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


There was a dull pang of regret because it was not the kiss of love which had inflamed her, because it was not love which had held this cup of life to her lips.

Chopin Kate , The Awakening


People don't have fortunes left them in that style nowadays; men have to work and women to marry for money. It's a dreadfully unjust world.

Louisa May Alcott


It’s only the sea,’ said Moomintroll. ‘Every wave that dies on the beach sings a little song to a shell. But you mustn’t go inside because it’s a labyrinth and you may never come out again.

Tove Jansson


I have always thought that a wild animal never looks so well as when some obstacle of pronounced durability is between us. A personal experience has intensified rather than diminished that idea.

Bram Stoker , The New Annotated Dracula


Darkness was cheap, and Scrooge liked it.

Charles Dickens , A Christmas Carol


Styles may change, details may come and go, but the broad demands of aesthetic judgement are permanent.

Roger Scruton


Love, it is said, is blind, but love is not blind. It is an extra eye, which shows us what is most worthy of regard. To see the best is to see most clearly, and it is the lover's privilege.

J.M. Barrie , The Little Minister


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


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 , Huckleberry Finn


The definition of a professional is one who does a job well even when they don't like it.

Alan Sheinwald


And in that fraction of a second before anything actually happened, Santino Corleone knew he was a dead man.

Mario Puzo. , The Godfather


There is a taint of death, a flavour of mortality in lies - which is exactly what I hate and detest in the world - what I want to forget.

Joseph Conrad , Heart of Darkness


Classicism is health, romanticisim is sickness.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


The best men in all ages keep classic traditions alive.

George Santayana


You might hear some ugly talk about it at school, but do one thing for me if you will: you just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don't you let 'em get your goat.Try fighting with your head for a change . . .it's a good one, even if it does resist learning.

Harper Lee , To Kill a Mockingbird


You know, Watson, I don't mind confessing to you that I have always had an idea that I would have made a highly efficient criminal.

Arthur Conan Doyle , The Return of Sherlock Holmes