Bookish quotes (1789 - 1914) @ thelongvictorian.com

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 – this time from The Woman in White:

My current read. It reminds me of another lovely food quote from Wilkie Collins – this time from The Woman in White:

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 …

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 …

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 1847, from Tolstoy’s Diaries Volume 1: 1847-1894…

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 1847, from Tolstoy’s Diaries Volume 1: 1847-1894…

I’m reading The Moonstone slowly, but loving it. I think I could read Wilkie Collins for the food quotes alone!

I’m reading The Moonstone slowly, but loving it. I think I could read Wilkie Collins for the food quotes alone!

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! – …

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! – …

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 (…

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 (…

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 &#821…

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 &#821…

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,…

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

QUOTES: Top 10 Mark Twain delights – The Long Victorian

Good advice. I’m doin’ my best, Henry ol’ chap – but there’s a lot of ’em and only one of me.

Good advice. I’m doin’ my best, Henry ol’ chap – but there’s a lot of ’em and only one of me.


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

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

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 something magical about it – the power of writing and dreams.

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 something magical about it – the power of writing and dreams.

The End of the World! (And you thought you’d had a bad day.)

The End of the World! (And you thought you’d had a bad day.)

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

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

Moenie hierdie skrywer as vanselfsprekend aanvaar nie, haar boek Middelmarch met sy fiktiewe grense hou jou vasgenael en as of niks anders bestaan behalwe die woorde wat vasgevang word op die papier van die boek. George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), one of my favourite writers and poets. Middlemarch...what a novel! Amelia M

Moenie hierdie skrywer as vanselfsprekend aanvaar nie, haar boek Middelmarch met sy fiktiewe grense hou jou vasgenael en as of niks anders bestaan behalwe die woorde wat vasgevang word op die papier van die boek. George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), one of my favourite writers and poets. Middlemarch...what a novel! Amelia M

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. - Henry David Thoreau

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. - Henry David Thoreau

This is a quote by Henry David Thoreau and I think it means that the only truth in life is that we all die. But, when we are near death we should not look back on our lives and wish that we would have lived it better then we did. Thoreau is saying that we should leave the world with no regrets on how we lived our lives.

This is a quote by Henry David Thoreau and I think it means that the only truth in life is that we all die. But, when we are near death we should not look back on our lives and wish that we would have lived it better then we did. Thoreau is saying that we should leave the world with no regrets on how we lived our lives.

New Beginning New Job quotes - Do not let your past rob your future. Each new day is a chance to make a new beginning. Count your blessings, live with gratitude and love with all your heart! Read more quotes and sayings about New Beginning New Job.

Walden Pond, Mass.  We saw the "pond" on a family trip, but did not stop and see where Thoreau stayed, etc.

Walden Pond, Mass. We saw the "pond" on a family trip, but did not stop and see where Thoreau stayed, etc.

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