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The Game is Afoot License Plate Frame

May 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Out of all the tees, mugs, cards and other merchandise in the LitQuotes gift shop, what’s the single most popular item? It’s this Sherlock Holmes themed license plate frame . . .

Come, Watson, come! The game is afoot!

“Come, Watson, come!” he cried. The game is afoot.” ~ The Adventure of Abbey Grange by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Fun Dickens Quiz

May 3, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Charles DickensOur partner site, Charles Dickens Info, has a quiz for the Dickens aficionado! You’re given the first lines of ten of Dickens’s works. What novel or story to they come from?  You’re given three choices for each of the starting lines and you’d think that would make it easy.  Nope.  It’s fun, but it’s challenging!

Charles Dickens Quiz – Opening Lines to the Novels of Charles Dickens

8 Quotes about Sleep from Literature

April 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Having a siesta. Taking a snooze. Getting forty winks. Heading off to slumber land. Whatever you call it, sleep is important. Here are eight quotes about sleep from literature.

“Give me honorable enemies rather than ambitious ones, and I’ll sleep more easily by night.” ~ A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

The sigh of all the seas breaking in measure round the isles soothed them; the night wrapped them; nothing broke their sleep, until, the birds beginning and the dawn weaving their thin voices in to its whiteness. ~ To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

But sleep, in the long run, proves greater than all emotions. ~ The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood

We rose up betimes, for sleep weighs lightly on the hopeful as well as on the anxious. ~ The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann D. Wyss

The day was made for laziness, and lying on one’s back in green places, and staring at the sky till its brightness forced one to shut one’s eyes and go to sleep. ~ The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens

“O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frightened thee, that thou no more will weigh my eyelids down, and steep my senses in forgetfulness?” ~ Henry IV, Part Two by William Shakespeare

It was the forty-fathom slumber that clears the soul and eye and heart, and sends you to breakfast ravening. ~ Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling

How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads, to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams. ~ Dracula by Bram Stoker

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Speak Friend and Enter Tee

April 18, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Look what I found in the TeeFury  gallery.  A tee that fans of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings are sure to love.

Speak Friend and Enter

I’ve ordered from this company and been pleased with the merchandise. The only thing to watch for is the sizing on the women’s shirts. Read the size chart before you order.

I have lived to see strange days. ~ The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien

 

Happy Easter and New Quotes

April 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Happy EasdterFirst of all, for those of you that celebrate the holiday, Happy Easter!

Secondly, I’ve added new quotes to the site. We’re now over 2,500 quotes! I’ve put some of my favorites below, but if you’d like to see all of them, visit the new quotes page. If you have a quote that you’d like to see added to the site, you can submit your quote here.

Power resides where men believe it resides. No more and no less. ~ A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin

My civilization is not even skin deep—it does not go deeper than my clothes. ~ The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs

We have only one story. All novels, all poetry, are built on the never-ending contest in ourselves of good and evil. ~ East of Eden by John Steinbeck

He lives, then, on ginger-nuts, thought I; never eats a dinner, properly speaking; he must be a vegetarian then; but no; he never eats even vegetables, he eats nothing but ginger-nuts. My mind then ran on in reveries concerning the probable effects upon the human constitution of living entirely on ginger-nuts. ~ Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville

 

Nonsensical Quote from Moby Dick

March 31, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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I have never understood this quote.  If this makes sense to anyone please explain it to me.

Hell is an idea first born on an undigested apple-dumpling; and since then perpetuated through the hereditary dyspepsias nurtured by Ramadans. ~ Moby Dick by Herman Melville

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The Anthony Trollope Collection

March 29, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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The Anthony Trollope Collection

 

I just found this at Amazon and I’m pretty excited about it.  The Anthony Trollope Collection by the BBC is a 6-DVD set.   The set contains  The Barchester Chronicles (an adaptation of the first two Barchester novels, The Warden and Barchester Towers), He Knew He Was Right  and  The Way We Live Now.  I only wish I already had ordered this.  It would be perfect for a lazy, Sunday afternoon.

She well knew the great architectural secret of decorating her constructions, and never condescended to construct a decoration. ~ Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Quote about Circumstantial Evidence

March 28, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Don’t you think Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would have loved this? As usual, I’ve posted this on the LitQuotes Facebook page as well as the LitQuotes Twitter Feed for easier sharing.

“Circumstantial evidence,” continued the young man, as if he scarcely heard Lady Audley’s interruption-“that wonderful fabric which is built out of straws collected at every point of the compass, and which is yet strong enough to hang a man.” ~ Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

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Funny Quote About Love

March 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Here’s a funny quote about love.  As usual, I’ve posted this on the LitQuotes Facebook page as well as the LitQuotes Google Plus page for easier sharing.

“Kissing don’t last: cookery do!” ~ The Ordeal of Richard Feverel by George Meredith

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Five Quotes About Adventure from Literature

March 16, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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“We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!” ~ The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

“Adventurer” — he that goes out to meet whatever may come. Well, that is what we all do in the world one way or another. ~ Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

His love of danger, his intense appreciation of the drama of an adventure–all the more intense for being held tightly in–his consistent view that every peril in life is a form of sport, a fierce game betwixt you and Fate, with Death as a forfeit, made him a wonderful companion at such hours. ~ The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it. ~ Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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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