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Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.

Jane Austen


A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.

George R.R. Martin, "A Dance With Dragons"


My further advice on your relations to women is based upon that other motto of chivalry, «Serve all, love one».

Honore de Balzac, "The Lily Of The Valley"


The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analysed, women merely adored.

Oscar Wilde, "An Ideal Husband"


If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she's late? Nobody.

J. D. Salinger, "Catcher in the Rye"


I say, if your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.

Bill Watterson, "Calvin and Hobbes"


Life is the hyphen between matter and spirit.

Augustus William Hare, Julius Charles Hare, "Guesses at Truth"


Yes, I will try to be. Because I believe that not being is arrogant.

Antonio Porchia, "Voces"


Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee,
And I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.

Robert Frost, "Cluster of Faith"


Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it.

Christopher Morley, "Thunder on the Left"


Famous phrases from books

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.

Henry David Thoreau, "Walden"


I have been so long master, that I would be master still — or at least that none other should be master of me.

Bram Stoker, "Dracula"


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde, "Lady Windermere’s Fan"


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.

J.K. Rowling, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"


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

Jane Austen, "Northanger Abbey"


- And so the lion fell in love with the lamb...
- What a stupid lamb...
- What a sick, masochistic lion...

Stephenie Meyer, "Twilight"


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.

J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Fellowship of the Ring"


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.

Erich Maria Remarque, "All Quiet On The Western Front"


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.

Erich Maria Remarque, "All Quiet On The Western Front"


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