Words to That Affect

Some famous quotes from great literature:

“He who does not follow love’s command errs greatly.”
–Chretien de Troyes, Lancelot, The Knight of the Cart

“I found myself within a shadowed forest.”
–Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy: Inferno

“Laughter’s the property of man. Live joyfully.”
–Francois Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantagruel

“He that loves pleasure must for pleasure fall.”
–Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus

“One man in his time plays many parts.”
–William Shakespeare, As You Like It

“But at my back I always hear Time’s winged chariot hurrying near.”
–Andrew Marvell, Miscellaneous Poems

“If this is the best of all possible worlds, what are the others?”
–Voltaire, Candide

“Poetry is the breath and the finer spirit of all knowledge.”
–William Wordsworth, Preface to the Lyrical Ballads

“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”
–Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“All partings foreshadow the great final one.”
–Charles Dickens, Bleak House

“A poet is a kinsman in the clouds.”
–Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du Mal

“Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart.”
–Feodor Dostoevski, Crime and Punishment

“It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.”
–George Eliot, Middlemarch

“”The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.”
–Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

“In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it.”
–George Orwell, 1984

“He was Beat–the root, the soul of beatific.”
–Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Three Excellent Quotations Books:

(the best source of classic English author/lit quotes)


(the best source of thematic quotations on various subjects and topics)

(the best source of quotes by women on various themes)

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