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

Austen Jane , Northanger Abbey

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

Mark Twain

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

Augustine of Hippo

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.

Емили Бронте , Wuthering Heights

After all, tomorrow is another day!

Margaret Mitchell , Gone With The Wind

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

Sir Arthut 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 Burnett , The Secret Garden

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald Shakespeare , The Great Gatsby

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

William Shakespeare KIing Lear

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.

Leon Tolstói , Анна Каренина

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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.

Chareles Dickens , David Copperfield, Volume I of II

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

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

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

Charles Bukowski , Ham on Rye

Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.

Mario Puzo.

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

Jeaniene Frost , First Drop of Crimson

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

Charles Bukowski

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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.

Chareles 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

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

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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 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

Chareles 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

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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 M. 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.

Chareles 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