874 Total Quotes

English Novelist Quotes

His venture sounds like a banana peel awaiting its victim.
Charlotte Curtis
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Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
Aldous Huxley
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Charles Dickens
Cows are my passion. What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a Swiss farm, and live entirely surrounded by cows - and china.
Charles Dickens
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J.R.R. Tolkien
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
J.R.R. Tolkien
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Charles Dickens
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.
Charles Dickens
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John Fowles
In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.
John Fowles
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Charles Dickens
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
Charles Dickens
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Thomas Hardy
The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
Thomas Hardy
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Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.
Aldous Huxley
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Charles Dickens
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
Charles Dickens
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Fanny Burney
Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a building after seeing Italy.
Fanny Burney
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The nearest we have to a Henry James or an Edith Wharton of the East Coast's Wasp upper classes.
Charlotte Curtis
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Charles Dickens
Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.
Charles Dickens
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Jean Rhys
Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.
Jean Rhys
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Charles Dickens
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
Charles Dickens
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Charles Dickens
I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
Charles Dickens
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Fanny Burney
I am ashamed of confessing that I have nothing to confess.
Fanny Burney
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They were written in the early '90s when I was strapped for cash.
Jonathan Coe
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Charles Dickens
Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.
Charles Dickens
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Charles Dickens
Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.
Charles Dickens
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The book of female logic is blotted all over with tears, and Justice in their courts is forever in a passion.
William M. Thackeray
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The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination.
George Meredith
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You can make an audience see nearly anything, if you yourself believe in it.
Mary Renault
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There was no end to the ways in which nice things are nicer than nasty ones.
Kingsley Amis
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I used to think it a pity that her mother rather than she had not thought of birth control.
Muriel Spark
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To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
Aldous Huxley
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I have done almost every human activity inside a taxi which does not require main drainage.
Alan Brien
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It's just six of one and half-a-dozen of the other.
Captain Marryat
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A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run.
Ouida Ouida
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Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create. They don't know how to use their energy creatively so they do the opposite and destroy.
Anthony Burgess
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