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Book quotes from The Long Nineteeth Century, 1789 - 1914.

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My current read. It reminds me of another lovely food quote from Wilkie Collins … My current read. It reminds me of another lovely food quote from Wilkie Collins – this time from The Woman in White: Importance Of Breakfast, The Woman In White, Too Much Coffee, Breakfast Tea, Quotes White, Clever Quotes, Coffee Spoon, Food Quotes, Good Communication

QUOTE: The importance of breakfast/tea

I am currently reading The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. A writer of thumping good reads. I don’t expect Great Literature from him, but I do expect to thoroughly enjoy myself between the pages…

I’m reading The Moonstone slowly, but loving it. I think I could read Wilkie Collins for the food quotes alone! Awesome Quotes, Best Quotes, The Woman In White, English Writers, Book Works, Story Writer, Food Quotes, Playwright, Short Stories

QUOTE: How to choose a wife – Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins (1824 – 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. He is best known for two books – The Woman in White (1859) and The Moonstone (1868). I recommend them…

That beside the futility of attempting to change somebody, if it is not in their nature to change in that way. Anna Karenina Book, Leo Tolstoy, Always Love You, Book Quotes, That Way, Qoutes, Cards Against Humanity, Change, Nature

QUOTE: The nature of love, Anna Karenina

That beside the futility of attempting to change somebody, if it is not in their nature to change in that way.

Can you identify these famous opening lines? [Answers below] Answers: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë David Copperfield by Charles Dickens Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (… Notes From Underground, Jude The Obscure, Mary Shelley Frankenstein, Louisa May Alcott, Arthur Conan Doyle, Classic Books, Book Authors, Quizzes, Book Quotes

QUIZ answers – identify famous closing lines

Don’t look yet, have a try first! Answers: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859) The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1845) Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (1868) Dracula …

Can you identify these famous opening lines? [Answers below] Answers: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë David Copperfield by Charles Dickens Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (… Notes From Underground, Jude The Obscure, Mary Shelley Frankenstein, Louisa May Alcott, Arthur Conan Doyle, Classic Books, Book Authors, Quizzes, Book Quotes

QUIZ answers – identify opening lines

Can you identify these famous opening lines? [Answers below] Answers: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (1850) Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (…

Tolstoy’s Rules for life when he was 18 years old. Apparently these 10 were only an excerpt from a longer list. The source is supposedly from Tolstoy’s Diaries Volume Leo Tolstoy, S Diary, Life Rules, Book Quotes, Diaries, 18th, Journals, Writers Notebook

‘Rules for living’ by Leo Tolstoy, aged 18

At some point most of us take stock of our life, and maybe draw up a life list to get us where we want to go. I’ve written a few myself! Here is such a list from one of the greatest writers i…

 Life somehow got in the way. Jude was the first adult book I ever read. A strange choice really, especially given the ending! Even so, I could tell there was something magical about it – the power of writing and dreams. Jude The Obscure, English Writers, Creative Visualization, Book Quotes, Your Image, My Books, How To Get, Writing, Motivation

QUOTE: Gigantic dreams (Thomas Hardy)

Poor Jude. Life somehow got in the way. Jude was the first adult book I ever read. Bromley Public Library. A strange choice really, especially given the ending! Even so, I could tell there was some…

Favourite quotes from Middlemarch by George Eliot “Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.” “One can begin so many things with a new person! Wordsworth Classics, English Writers, George Eliot, Writers And Poets, Book Quotes, Favorite Quotes, Good Books, Novels, Image

Quotes from Middlemarch

Favourite quotes from Middlemarch by George Eliot “Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.” “One can begin so many things with a new person! – …

The philosopher’s profound experience had as much to do with the human landscape as it did with the natural one. Fall Shorts, Henry David Thoreau, Historian, Ny Times, Walden Thoreau, American, Poet, Politics, Author

QUOTES: Wisdom & wit – Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau died 154 years ago today, aged 44 (b. 12 July 1817 – d. 6 May 1862). Thoreau was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, surveyor, historian ̵…

Ralph Waldo Emerson died 134 years ago today (b. 25 May 1803 – d. 27 April Emerson was an American poet, essayist and lecturer. If you’ve become cynical and dejected about life,… City Photography, Wedding Photography, Emerson Quotes, Tomorrow Is A New Day, Essayist, London Photographer, American Poets, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Each Day

QUOTES: Wisdom & wit – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson died 134 years ago today (b. 25 May 1803 – d. 27 April 1882). Emerson was an American poet, essayist and lecturer. If you’ve become cynical and dejected about life,…

QUOTES: Top 10 Mark Twain delights – The Long Victorian English Writers, Mark Twain, Book Quotes, Favorite Quotes, Victorian, Top, Crop Shirt, Shirts

QUOTES: Top 10 Mark Twain delights

Mark Twain died 106 years ago todayHere are 10 of my favourite quotes attributed to the great man. 10. “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete i…

 I’m doin’ my best, Henry ol’ chap – but there’s a lot of ’em and only one of me. Henry David Thoreau, Good Advice, Book Quotes, Ol, Good Books, Good Things, Reading, Reading Books, Lifehacks

QUOTE: Read the best books now – Thoreau

“Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” ― Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. Good advice. I’m doin’ my best, Henry o…

It’s odd that while most people recognise the truth in this sentence, it changes nothing and we keep chasing. If only we could always be happy in the present. But perhaps that insatiable impu… Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, Book Quotes, Sentences, Writer, How To Get, Happy, People, Frases

QUOTE: Chasing happiness with Leo Tolstoy

It’s odd that while most people recognise the truth in this sentence, it changes nothing and we keep chasing. If only we could always be happy in the present. But perhaps that insatiable impu…

Keep calm, it’s not the end of the world. Keep calm anyway. The End, End Of The World, Arthur Conan Doyle, Book Quotes, Writer, Victorian, Calm, Faith, Sayings

QUOTE: Facing up to The End of the World

Keep calm, it’s not the end of the world. Oh, it is?! Keep calm anyway.

The End of the World! (And you thought you’d had a bad day. The Lost World, End Of The World, Without Hope, Arthur Conan Doyle, Having A Bad Day, The End, Book Quotes, Thinking Of You, Thoughts

QUOTE: The End of the World (Arthur Conan Doyle)

The End of the World! And you thought you’d had a bad day. That quote is from The Poison Belt by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. My review for the book here. You will learn why one of my favourite genres i…