“All I say is, kings is kings, and you got to make allowances. Take them all around, they’re a mighty ornery lot. It’s the way they’re raised.” ~ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
A well proportioned mind is one which shows no particular bias; one of which we may safely say that it will never cause its owner to be confined as a madman, tortured as a heretic, or crucified as a blasphemer. Also, on the other hand, that it will never cause him to be applauded as a prophet, revered as a priest, or exalted as a king. Its usual blessings are happiness and mediocrity. ~ Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
“When I am king, they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books; for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.” ~ The Prince and The Pauper by Mark Twain
Some of you might have noticed that LitQuotes was down overnight. While I’m located on the West Coast, some of the servers that power the site are in the Boston area. “Super-Storm” Sandy caused power outages and that caused the service disruption. Thanks to the folks at ICDSoft for all their great work in bringing us back online.
We’ve added some fun features to the site for the month of October!
Random Spooky Quote – Visit this page to see a random scary quote from our quotation collection.
Daily Quote – Our daily quote page will be featuring a different spooky quote every day!
Scary Tweets – We’ll also be tweeting a different Halloween-worthy quote every day.
Halloween Quote Cards – Check out our gift shop for Halloween cards with some of the creepiest quotes from our collection. We’ve also made all of the quote cards into graphics that you can use on your Facebook page. Watch the blog as we post them throughout the month.
If you have a quote from classic literature that you’d like to add to the LitQuotes site, check out our quotation submission page. In the meantime here’s a sample of today’s new quotes:
“There is such a thing as looking through a person’s eyes into the heart, and learning more of the height, and breadth, and depth of another’s soul in one hour than it might take you a lifetime to discover, if he or she were not disposed to reveal it, or if you had not the sense to understand it.” ~ The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
Two serendipitous things happened recently. I tweeted the following quote today and got a lot of retweets. I’ve also been noticing a lot of quote photos on Facebook. I took it as a sign to make the first LitQuotes quote photo.