This original site debuted in about 1998. The website featured a photo of Gad’s Hill Place on the home page. Visitors moved to different parts of the site by clicking on the door and windows of the image. It was one of those things that seemed very, very cool at the time.
How things have changed! The current site is done in WordPress and now features social sharing buttons and is mobile friendly. Visit the new site today for quotes, games and little-known facts about Charles Dickens.
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
One of the new things people began to find out in the last century was that thoughts–just mere thoughts–are as powerful as electric batteries–as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad for one as poison. ~ The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
I hope that your weekend is off to a good start! No flat tires, arguments or bounced checks. Just in case though, here are five quotes about trouble that may help you take it all in stride.
“Most of the trouble in life comes from misunderstanding, I think,” said Anne. ~ Anne of the Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery
“Would the world ever have been made if its maker had been afraid of making trouble? Making life means making trouble.” ~ Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
“Half the trouble in life is caused by pretending there isn’t any.” ~ The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
“I have read in your face, as plain as if it was a book, that but for some trouble and sorrow we should never know half the good there is about us.” ~ The Haunted Man by Charles Dickens
“Oh, friend John, it is a strange world, a sad world, a world full of miseries, and woes, and troubles. And yet when King Laugh come, he make them all dance to the tune he play.” ~ Dracula by Bram Stoker