Happy Monday! I saw this quote and was reminded about the yin and yang of life. I’ve posted this quote photo on the LitQuotes Facebook page as well as the LitQuotes Google Plus page for easier sharing.
“The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together. Our virtues would be proud if our faults whipt them not; and our crimes would despair if they were not cherish’d by our virtues.” ~ All’s Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare
There was such a positive response to the quote photo featuring the below quote, that I’ve turned it into a greeting card. You can order the Miracles Quote greeting card, and other fun literary gifts, at the LitQuotes CafePress gift shop.
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
A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with the moon being nearer the Earth than usual on its elliptical orbit. It allows us to get a better, closer look than normal. If you missed last month’s supermoon, don’t worry. There’s another one coming in just a few days on August 10th. (You can learn more about it here.)
In the meantime, here are five quotes about the moon from literature.
“I don’t remember forms or faces now, but I know the girl was beautiful. I know she was; for in the bright moonlight nights, when I start from my sleep, and all is quiet about me, I see, standing still and motionless in one corner of this cell, a slight and wasted figure with long black hair, which streaming down her back, stirs with no earthly wind, and eyes that fix their gaze on me, and never wink or close.” ~ The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
“I carry my own church about under my own hat,” said I. “Bricks and mortar won’t make a staircase to heaven. I believe with your Master that the human heart is the best temple.” ~ The Stark Munro Letters by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Yesterday I added new quotes to the collection. Here are my favorites from the new batch. Remember that if you have a quote that you’d like to see added, you can contribute a quote.
Other LitQuotes Features
- Random Quote – Shakespeare? Dickens? Austen? What quote will you get?
- Random Love Quote – It’s all about love on the random love quote page.
- Random Funny Quote – Need a laugh? Check out the random funny quote.
- Random Spooky Quote – You’ll get the shivers! View a random spooky quote from our large collection of scary quotes.
Calling all fans of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple! Check out today’s Gold Box deal on BBC’s DVD collections. Not a mystery fan? Then you might be interested All Creatures Great & Small based on the book by James Herriot.
There are nonliterary titles included in the sale too. I’m eyeing the Red Dwarf collection and Fawlty Towers is always fun to watch.
There’s another great deal at Amazon today. (7/29/14 only) The Kindle version of The Hunger Games is available for only $1.99. I’ve seen the movie, but never read the book. Now’s my chance!