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Austenland Adventures

January 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: LitQuotes in Movies 

AustenlandHave you heard about Austenland?  Shannon Hale, primarily known for her young adult titles, gives us the tale of a woman so enamored of the the BBC’s version of Pride and Prejudice that it’s hindering her own hunt for Mr. Right.  (Or should we call him Mr. Darcy?)   At any rate, the 2008 novel has been made into a movie.  The film hasn’t been released yet, but it’s showing at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

There’s no trailer available, but here’s a hilarious story about the making of the movie from Shannon Hale:

Love is a Flower

January 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Love Quote Photo

Love is a flower that grows in any soil, works its sweet miracles undaunted by autumn frost or winter snow, blooming fair and fragrant all the year, and blessing those who give and those who receive. ~ Little Men by Louisa May Alcott

Here’s a quote photo to share with friends and family.  I’ve posted it on the LitQuotes Facebook page for easier sharing. It’s also on the LitQuotes Pinterest page.

LitQuotes on Twitter – January 2013

January 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Twitter

Do you follow us on Twitter? If not, you’ll want to check it out. Here are some interesting items that we’ve tweeted about recently:

Do you like daily quotes?  Our Twitter feed features a quote a day. 

 

 

First New Quotes of The Year Added

January 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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New QuotesToday I added new quotes to the database.  This brings the collection to 2,259, sourced quotes from literature.  Will 2013 be the year that the collection grows to 3,000 quotes?  Here’s hoping!  If you’d like to help make that happen, feel free to contribute a quote. In the meantime, here are my favorite quotes from the new batch.

Scattered wits take a long time picking up. ~ Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and that Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. ~ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

That which is loved may pass, but love hath no end. ~ Parables Of A Province by Gilbert Parker

Wit is always at the elbow of want. ~ No Defense by Gilbert Parker

Can We Chat?

January 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Communication QuotesThe other day I noticed that the site has a lot of great quotes that deal with communication.  Here are a few of my favorites.

“Facts or opinions which are to pass through the hands of so many, to be misconceived by folly in one, and ignorance in another, can hardly have much truth left.” ~  Persuasion by Jane Austen

The fool wonders, the wise man asks. ~ Count Alarcos: A Tragedy by Benjamin Disraeli

Mrs. Bittacy rustled ominously, holding her peace meanwhile. She feared long words she did not understand. Beelzebub lay hid among too many syllables. ~ The Man Whom the Trees Loved by Algernon Blackwood

Silence is of different kinds, and breathes different meanings. ~ Villette by Charlotte Bronte

By Any Other Name

January 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Nom De PlumeWe all know that Samuel Clemens wrote under  the name of Mark Twain and that George Eliot was really Marian Evans.  But did you ever wonder about the back-story? In Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms Carmela Ciuraru examines this issue.  The book looks at the lives of of authors who used pen names.   In addition to Twain and Eliot, there are chapters on the Bronte sisters, Lewis Carroll, O. Henry, George Orwell and others.

Exploring the fascinating stories of more than a dozen authorial impostors across several centuries and cultures, Carmela Ciuraru plumbs the creative process and the darker, often crippling aspects of fame. Part detective story, part exposé, part literary history, Nom de Plume is an absorbing psychological meditation on identity and creativity.

Learn More – Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms

The Real Business of Life

January 2, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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“The real business of life is trying to understand each other.” ~ Northern Lights by Gilbert Parker

Isn’t that the truth!  Here’s another quote photo to share with friends and family.  I’ve also posted it on the LitQuotes Facebook page for easier sharing.

RealBusiness

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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NewYearMay 2013 bring you . . . .

They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods. ~  Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Friendship, I fancy, means one heart between two.” ~  Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith

Her love was entire as a child’s, and though warm as summer it was fresh as spring. ~ Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour. ~  A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens



 

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