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Out of the Dark Quote Photo

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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H. Rider Haggard Quote

Out of the dark we came, into the dark we go. Like a storm-driven bird at night we fly out of the Nowhere; for a moment our wings are seen in the light of the fire, and, lo! we are gone again into the Nowhere. ~ King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

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Five Facts Little-Known Facts about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in 1859 and died in 1930.  He’s best known as the creator of the Sherlock Holmes.  But here are five things about him that you may not know.

1 – Conan Doyle was a physician.  He attended the University of Edinburgh Medical School and graduated in 1881 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Mastery of Surgery.

2 – He worked as a ship’s surgeon on a whaling vessel.

3 – Conan Doyle was not knighted for his Sherlock Holmes stories.  The War in South Africa: Its Causes and Conduct caught the eye of the monarchy.  In it, Conan Doyle comes to Great Britain’s defense against charges of war crimes in the Boer War.

4 – George Edalji was an innocent man convicted of mutilating and killing livestock.  Who helped him prove his innocence?  The case was solved by Arthur Conan Doyle.  Sir Arthur solved two real-life crime cases, the George Edalji case and the Oscar Slater case.

5 – Conan Doyle believed in Spiritualism.  It’s true.  The man who created the ever-logical Sherlock Holmes believed in spirits and things like automatic writing.

You can learn more about all of these subjects at our partner site, Conan Doyle Info.  As the site says, Sherlock Holmes is just the beginning.

Partial List of Work by Conan Doyle

  • A Study in Scarlet
  • Micah Clarke
  • The Mystery of Cloomber
  • The Sign of the Four
  • The Firm of Girdlestone
  • The White Company
  • The Doings of Raffles Haw
  • The Great Shadow
  • The Refugees
  • The Parasite
  • The Stark Munro Letters
  • Rodney Stone
  • Uncle Bernac
  • The Tragedy of the Korosko
  • A Duet, with an Occasional Chorus
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Sir Nigel
  • The Lost World
  • The Poison Belt
  • The Valley of Fear
  • The Land of Mist
  • The Maracot Deep

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Life as Art Quote Photo

July 11, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Life may as properly be called an art as any other. ~ Amelia by Henry Fielding

Henry Fielding Quote

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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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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! 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

Nonsensical Quote

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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

Evidence Quote

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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

Funny love quote

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