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    [QUOTE=Amanda29;378761]This is just one of the best quotes from my favorite novel - Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice.

    "She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me; I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men." [partial quote]

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    I was going to add this as well...Jane Austin is my favorite author and pride and prejudice is my fave book!

    Some other quotes by my favorite authors...

    "Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love."
    Jane Austen

    "If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more."
    Jane Austen

    "It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?"
    Jane Austen

    He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
    Louisa May Alcott

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    Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.

    -James Joyce
    You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence: and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman.
    James Joyce

    It is a fatal miscarriage, so ill to order affairs, as to pass for a fool in one company, when in another you might be treated as a philosopher. Jonathan Swift

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    "Poetry is not an expression of personality, it is an escape from personality; it is not an outpouring of emotion, it is a suppression of emotion--but, of course, only those who have personality and emotions can ever know what it means to want to get away from those things."

    -T.S. Eliot, The Sacred Wood

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    I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.

    Benedict Spinoza
    The strangest whim has seized me...After all
    I think I will not hang myself today.

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    L iterature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.
    C. S. Lewis
    He said, 'she has a lovely face;
    God in his mercy lend her grace
    The Lady of Shalott.-Lancelot-Lady of Shallot

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    I don't really have a favourite author but here you go. Can you identify the author?:
    'I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory the stronger and stranger it becomes'

    this is a playwright (a character in one of their plays):
    'Now we settle for half, and I like it better. I no longer keep a pistol in my filing cabinet.And my practice is entirely unromantic'

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    "But of bliss and glad life there is little to be said before it ends, for things fair and wonderful while still they endure for eyes to see are their own record, and only when they are in peril or broken forever do they pass into song." J.R.R. Tolkien in the "Silmarillion". I find this very moving and very true as well.
    For still there are so many things
    That I have never seen-
    In every wood, in every spring
    There is a different green.

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    'First the man takes the drink, then the drink takes the man, then the drink takes the drink' F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    "You have a piece of my soul in your heart, why you gotta take us both through pure Hell?"
    L.A. Banks
    sometimes I may not always seem to be here for you, but thank you for staying with me, loving me through my heart aches and through my tears. I love you now and forever as long as you do leave me behind after everything we've been through together. We've walked through Hell hand in hand and made it out. Let us not do that again, but if we must, let us do it together as it should be.

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    people are not good to each other.
    perhaps if they were
    our deaths would not be so sad.
    - Charles Bukowski

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    At the moment King Lear's fool's "Fool have ne'er less grace than a year/ For wise men are grown foppish/ And know not how their wits to wear/ Their manners are so appish."
    Last edited by chasestalling; 05-06-2008 at 01:38 PM. Reason: misquoted
    If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly.
    --Shakespeare

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    Grab a chance and you won't be sorry for a might-have-been." -- Arthur Ransome
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    And in the next instant he was one of the deadest men that ever lived

    Mark Twain

    Fleeting silence envelops my past, yet i still walk in a feild of arrogance.

    Roland Mirth

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    If a writer wrote merely for his time, I would have to break my pen and throw it away.~Victor Hugo :P
    All the world's a stage,
    And all the men and women merely players:
    They have their exits and their entrances;
    And one man in his time plays many parts,
    His acts being seven ages.
    ~ William Shakespeare

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