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Everlasting Movement Quote by Booth Tarkington

August 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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For the first time she was vaguely perceiving that life is everlasting movement. ~ Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington

everlasting movement quote

 

As usual, I’ve posted this quote photo on the LitQuotes Facebook page as well as the LitQuotes Google Plus page for easier sharing.

Quotes About Picking Your Battles

August 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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I am wise enough to know that there are some perils from which a man must flee. ~ The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien

“My daughter, there are times of moral danger when the hardest virtuous resolution to form is flight, and when the most heroic bravery is flight.” ~ Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

By this, he seemed to mean, not only that the most reliable and useful courage was that which arises from the fair estimation of the encountered peril, but that an utterly fearless man is a far more dangerous comrade than a coward. ~ Moby Dick by Herman Melville

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Five Quotes About the Moon from Literature

August 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with the moon being nearer the Earth than usual on its elliptical orbit.  It allows us to get a better, closer look than normal.  If you missed last month’s supermoon, don’t worry.  There’s another one coming in just a few days on August 10th.   (You can learn more about it here.)

In the meantime, here are five quotes about the moon from literature.

May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks. ~ The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

“O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon,
That monthly changes in her circled orb,
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.”
 ~ Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

“I don’t remember forms or faces now, but I know the girl was beautiful. I know she was; for in the bright moonlight nights, when I start from my sleep, and all is quiet about me, I see, standing still and motionless in one corner of this cell, a slight and wasted figure with long black hair, which streaming down her back, stirs with no earthly wind, and eyes that fix their gaze on me, and never wink or close.” ~ The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

“There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery.” ~ Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

The sky was a midnight-blue, like warm, deep, blue water, and the moon seemed to lie on it like a water-lily, floating forward with an invisible current. ~ One of Ours by Willa Cather

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The Human Heart is the Best Temple Quote Photo

August 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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“I carry my own church about under my own hat,” said I. “Bricks and mortar won’t make a staircase to heaven. I believe with your Master that the human heart is the best temple.” ~ The Stark Munro Letters by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Human Heart is the Best Temple

Happy Friday to everyone.   I hope you enjoy this one.  As usual,  I’ve posted this quote photo on the LitQuotes Facebook page as well as the LitQuotes Google Plus page for easier sharing.

New Quotes Added – J. R. R. Tolkien, Max Brand and More

August 3, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Quotes from LiteratureYesterday I added new quotes to the collection.  Here are my favorites, but if you’d like to see all the new quotes, visit the new quotes page.  Remember that if you have a quote that you’d like to see added, you can contribute a quote.

Fair speech may hide a foul heart. ~ The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ~ Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

“Money, you think, is the sole motive to pains and hazard, deception and deviltry, in this world. How much money did the devil make by gulling Eve?” ~ The Confidence-Man by Herman Melville

“Since mine own doors refuse to entertain me,
I’ll knock elsewhere, to see if they’ll disdain me.”
 ~ The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

“Words,” said the host, at length, “is worse’n bullets. You never know what they’ll hit.” ~ The Night Horseman by Max Brand

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8/2/14 – Select BBC Collections on Sale Including Miss Marple

August 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Calling all fans of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple!  Check out today’s Gold Box deal on BBC’s DVD collections.  Not a mystery fan?  Then you might be interested All Creatures Great & Small based on the book by James Herriot.

There are nonliterary titles included in the sale too.  I’m eyeing the Red Dwarf  collection and Fawlty Towers is always fun to watch.

Miss Marple

7/29/14 Kindle Daily Deal – The Hunger Games

July 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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There’s another great deal at Amazon today. (7/29/14 only) The Kindle version of The Hunger Games is available for only $1.99. I’ve seen the movie, but never read the book. Now’s my chance!

The Hunger Games

7/26/14 Gold Box Deal – Tons of Kindle Mysteries and Thrillers

July 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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It’s the weekend.  Time to relax and kick back.  Now if only you had a good book to read.  Lucky you, because today’s Gold Box Deal of the Day at Amazon features tons of Kindle mysteries and thrillers on sale for just $1.99 each.  Yes, I would say the weekend is off to a very promising start.

The Hangman's Daughter

Five quotes about the Law and Lawyers from Literature

July 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Quotes about the law and lawyers

It’s surprising how many quotes about the legal system end up in literature.

“Nothing is so unproductive as the law. It is expensive whether you win or lose.” ~ The Money Master by Gilbert Parker

In one respect at least the Martians are a happy people; they have no lawyers. ~ A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

But the Law is still, in certain inevitable cases, the pre-engaged servant of the long purse. ~ The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

For, according to our old saying, the three learned professions live by roguery on the three parts of a man. The doctor mauls our bodies; the parson starves our souls, but the lawyer must be the adroitest knave, for he has to ensnare our minds. ~ Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore

You can hire logic, in the shape of a lawyer, to prove anything that you want to prove. ~ The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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Mad Tea Party Tee

July 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The other day I mentioned that TeeFury was doing something new.  Here’s an example.  This fantastic tee based on Lewis Carroll’s books originally debuted last year.  However because of its popularity you can still purchase it in the gallery area of the TeeFury website. The price is higher than the daily featured tee, but hey . . . it’s a darned cute t-shirt!

Did you know that Carroll did not use the term The Mad Hatter?  In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland the character is called simply The Hatter.  In Through the Looking Glass he’s called Hatta.

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