When I feel let down by the plethora of poorly written books flooding our book stores, I pick up a classic book to restore my faith in literature; and like chocolate ice cream, it never fails to make me smile. I challenge you to read or re-read these classic books before the Christmas trees go up at the end of the year.
Quote: And I have one of those very loud, stupid laughs. I mean if I ever sat behind myself in a movie or something, I’d probably lean over and tell myself to please shut up.
Quote: A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
Quote: Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered.
Quote: His mind was like the sea itself: troubled, and too deep for the bravest man’s descent, throwing up now and again, for the naked eye to wonder at, treasure and debris long forgotten on the bottom.
Quote: Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.
Quote: Going up that river was like travelling back to the earliest beginnings of the world, when vegetation rioted on the earth and the big trees were kings.
Quote: Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human lovewill be seen at its highest.