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Five Quotes from Literature about Experience

June 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Yesterday we added experience quotes as a topic.  Here are five of my favorites from the collection.

Experience Quotes

“Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.” ~ Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde

“Thanks to his constant habit of shaking the bottle in which life handed him the wine of experience, he presently found the taste of the lees rising as usual into his draught.” ~ The Ambassadors by Henry James

How is it that the poets have said so many fine things about our first love, so few about our later love? Are their first poems their best? Or are not those the best which come from their fuller thought, their larger experience, their deeper-rooted affections? ~ Adam Bede by George Eliot

A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience. ~ The Professor at the Breakfast Table by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“No, I am not at all cynical, I have merely got experience, which, however, is very much the same thing.” ~ Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Oscar Wilde

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New Quotes Added – Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, George Orwell and More

October 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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NewQuotesI hope you all had a nice weekend.   I spent some of my spare time adding new quotes to the database.  Here are some of my favorites.  AND if you have a quote that you’d like to see added, feel free to contribute a quote.

The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast. ~ Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Oscar Wilde

History, like love, is so apt to surround her heroes with an atmosphere of imaginary brightness. ~ The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past. ~ Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

What is the meaning of life? That was all–a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years. The great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark. ~ To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

New Quotes Added – F. Scott Fitzgerald, Virginia Woolf and More

June 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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NewQuotesToday I added  new quotes to the collection.  Here are my favorites.

She carried her pocket Shakespeare about with her, and met life fortified by the words of the poets. ~ Night and Day by Virginia Woolf

Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope. ~ The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Nothing in the world is quite as adorably lovely as a robin when he shows off-and they are nearly always doing it. ~ The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Human beings, on the contrary, have a soul which lives forever, lives after the body has been turned to dust. It rises up through the clear, pure air beyond the glittering stars. ~ The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen

 

New Quotes Added – Conan Doyle, Harriet Beecher Stowe and More

February 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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New QuotesToday I added over 40 new quotes to the database.  Here are my favorite quotes from the new batch. If you have a quote that you’d like to see added, feel free to contribute a quote.

To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. ~ A Scandal in Bohemia by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“This looks like one of those unwelcome social summonses which call upon a man either to be bored or to lie.” ~ The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“Instinct is a marvellous thing,” mused Poirot. “It can neither be explained nor ignored.” ~ The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

The longest way must have its close,—the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning. ~ Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Anne was always glad in the happiness of her friends; but it is sometimes a little lonely to be surrounded everywhere by a happiness that is not your own. ~ Anne of the Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery

 

LitQuotes on Twitter – January 2013

January 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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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

Happy New Year’s Eve – More Quotes Added

December 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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LitQuotesHappy New Year’s Eve!  I just wanted to let you know that I’ve added a few more quotes to the site.  Here are my favorites.

There’s small choice in rotten apples. ~   The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

Continual complexity makes it impossible for any of us to know anything outside our own personal field-I can’t follow the work of the man sitting at the next desk over from me. Too much knowledge has piled up in each field. And there’s too many fields.” ~  The Variable Man by Philip K. Dick

It makes your sin no worse, as I conceive, to do it a la mode and stylishly. ~  The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

 

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New Quotes Added to LitQuotes

December 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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LitQuotes
I added more quotes quotes to the site today.  The quotes are from:

  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
  • Ulysses by James Joyce

Remember, if you have a quote that you’d like to see in the collection, please feel free to submit a quote.

Angry people are not always wise. ~ Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

She prized the frank, the open-hearted, the eager character beyond all others. Warmth and enthusiasm did captivate her still. She felt that she could so much more depend upon the sincerity of those who sometimes looked or said a careless or a hasty thing, than of those whose presence of mind never varied, whose tongue never slipped. ~ Persuasion by Jane Austen

Every life is many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love, but always meeting ourselves. ~ Ulysses by James Joyce

New Oscar Wilde Quotes Added

December 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Quotes from LiteratureI added more quotes Oscar Wilde quotes to the site today.  The quotes are from Lady Windermere’s Fan, An Ideal Husband and The Picture of Dorian Gray. I’ve got a few of my favorites below.

Remember, if you have a quote that you’d like to see in the collection, please feel free to submit a quote.

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. ~ Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde

“My own business always bores me to death. I prefer other people’s.” ~ Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde

“Even you are not rich enough, Sir Robert, to buy back your past. No man is.” ~ An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde

Christmas Quotes from Literature

December 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at my house.  The tree is almost decorated.  We’re sending Christmas cards out on Friday and the shopping is progressing nicely.   All of this has put me in the holiday spirit.  So I thought I’d share some of my favorite quotes from the LitQuotes Christmas quotations collection.

Heap on more wood!–the wind is chill;
But let it whistle as it will,
We’ll keep our Christmas merry still.

Marmion by Sir Walter Scott

It is, indeed, the season of regenerated feeling–the season for kindling, not merely the fire of hospitality in the hall, but the genial flame of charity in the heart.
Old Christmas by Washington Irving

“Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.”
 ~ Roast Beef, Medium by Edna Ferber

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. Oh, tell me I may sponge away the writing on this stone!” ~  A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

 

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