The light can be a curtain as well as the darkness.
Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.
Minds fettered by this doctrine no longer inquire concerning a proposition whether it is attested by sufficient evidence, but whether it accords with Scripture; they do not search for facts as such, but for facts that will bear out their doctrine. It is easy to see that this mental habit blunts not
Her own misery filled her heartâ€”there was no room in it for other people's sorrow.
So much of our early gladness vanishes utterly from our memory: we can never recall the joy with which we laid our heads on our mother's bosom or rode on our father's back in childhood; doubtless that joy is wrought up into our nature, as the sunlight of long-past mornings is wrought up in the soft
Upon my word, I think the truth is the hardest missile one can be pelted with.
I take a dose of mathematics every day to prevent my brain from becoming quite soft.
It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.
As leopard feels at home with leopard.
The devil tempts us not--'tis we tempt him, Reckoning his skill with opportunity.
She hates everything that is not what she longs for.
Where Jack isn't safe, Tom's in danger.
I'm not denyin' the women are foolish. God Almighty made 'em to match the men. George Elio
In high vengeance there is noble scorn.
I'd sooner have one real grief on my mind than twenty false. It's better to know one's robbed than to think one's going to be murdered.
When we are suddenly released from an acute absorbing bodily pain, our heart and senses leap out in new freedom; we think even the noise of streets harmonious, and are ready to hug the tradesman who is wrapping up our change.
Speech is often barren; but silence also does not necessarily brood over a full nest. Your still fowl, blinking at you without remark, may all the while be sitting on one addled egg; and when it takes to cackling will have nothing to announce but that addled delusion.
He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow. George Elio
Most of us who turn to any subject we love remember some morning or evening hour when we got on a high stool to reach down an untried volume, or sat with parted lips listening to a new talker, or for very lack of books began to listen to the voices within, as the first traceable beginning of our lov
Friendships begin with liking or gratitude- roots that can be pulled up.
She thought it was part of the hardship of her life that there was laid upon her the burthen of larger wants than others seemed to feel â€“ that she had to endure this wide hopeless yearning for that something, whatever it was, that was greatest and best on this earth.
There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life. George E
... as usual I am suffering much from doubt as to the worth of what I am doing and fear lest I may not be able to complete it so as to make it a contribution to literature and not a mere addition to the heap of books.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms. 1
Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends?
Love is frightened at the intervals of insensibility and callousness that encroach by little and little on the domain of grief, and it makes efforts to recall the keenness of the first anguish.
Don't judge a book by its cover
Love at its highest flood rushes beyond its object, and loses itself in the sense of divine mystery.
It is hard to believe long together that anything is "worth while," unless there is some eye to kindle in common with our own, some brief word uttered now and then to imply that what is infinitely precious to us is precious alike to another mind.
It's but little good you'll do a-watering the last year's crops