Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Once Upon a Time and More: Immortal Quotes

"Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs."
- Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters."
- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only."
- Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

"Always" said Snape.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"As the skipping rope hit the pavement, so did the ball. As the rope curved over the head of the jumping child, the child with the ball caught the ball. Down came the ropes. Down came the balls. Over and over again. Up. Down. All in rhythm. All identical. Like the houses. Like the paths. Like the flowers."
- Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

- George Orwell, Animal Farm

“It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.”
-Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
A few of my favorite idiosyncrasies and lovelies, these quotes- forever immortal as they are- come from books modern and aged alike, from those accepted as classics, those made into movies, and even those that have a theme park dedicated to their name.  Because the printed page means more than a thousand spoken words, for they live forever in our hearts, and- out of the shadows- another will always come along. They ring true to even that one person who declares that books mean nothing- they always mean something.


With ever so much love, the eclectic authoress

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