So I’m not the only one who’s not a morning person.
“Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.” ~ An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde
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The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, was initially published in serial format beginning in 1910. It was first published in its entirety in 1911.
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
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Eleonora, by Edgar Allan Poe, was first published in 1842.
They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. ~ Eleonora by Edgar Allan Poe
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Barnaby Rudge, by Charles Dickens, was published in 1841.
It is a poor heart that never rejoices. ~ Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens
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Emma, by Jane Austen, was first published in 1815.
There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart. ~ Emma by Jane Austen
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“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” ~ The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
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Children of Dune by Frank Herbert is the third novel in the Dune series. Published in 1976, it was the first hardcover best-seller in the science fiction genre.
In 2003 the Sci-Fi Channel made a miniseries called Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune. The miniseries is actually an adaptation of both Dune Messiah and Children of Dune.
The book was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1977. It lost to Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm.
The one-eyed view of our universe says you must not look far afield for problems. Such problems may never arrive. Instead, tend to the wolf within your fences. The packs ranging outside may not even exist. ~ Children of Dune by Frank Herbert
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The Sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on. ~ The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
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No mockery in this world ever sounds to me so hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness. What does such advice mean? Happiness is not a potato. ~ Villette by Charlotte Bronte
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These are some of the sweetest quotes about hearts from literature.
“Friendship, I fancy, means one heart between two.” ~ Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith
Life’s more than breath and the quick round of blood;
It is a great spirit and a busy heart. ~ Festus by Philip James Bailey
Men who look on nature, and their fellow-men, and cry that all is dark and gloomy, are in the right; but the sombre colours are reflections from their own jaundiced eyes and hearts. The real hues are delicate, and need a clearer vision. ~ Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Maybe, he thought, there aren’t any such things as good or bad friends – maybe there are just friends, people who stand by you when you’re hurt and who help you feel not so lonely. Maybe they’re always worth being scared for, and hoping for, and living for. Maybe worth dying for, too, if that’s what has to be. No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart. ~ It by Stephen King
She had found her heart at last. Never having known its worth till now, she had never known the worth of his. ~ Barnaby Rudge 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
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. ~ Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
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