Quotes from books
Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.
My further advice on your relations to women is based upon that other motto of chivalry, «Serve all, love one».
The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analysed, women merely adored.
If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she's late? Nobody.
I say, if your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.
Life is the hyphen between matter and spirit.
Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee,
And I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.
Famous phrases from books
I have been so long master, that I would be master still — or at least that none other should be master of me.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort.
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
- And so the lion fell in love with the lamb...
- What a stupid lamb...
- What a sick, masochistic lion...
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by frost.
We are little flames poorly sheltered by frail walls against the storm of dissolution and madness, in which we flicker and sometimes almost go out... we creep in upon ourselves and with big eyes stare into the night... and thus we wait for morning.
Our thoughts are clay, they are moulded with the changes of the days; when we are resting they are good; under fire, they are dead. Fields of craters within and without.