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.
Let’s hear it for our feathered friends! Here are five quotes about birds from literature.
The sigh of all the seas breaking in measure round the isles soothed them; the night wrapped them; nothing broke their sleep, until, the birds beginning and the dawn weaving their thin voices in to its whiteness. ~ To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
All is going on as it was wont. The waves are hoarse with repetition of their mystery; the dust lies piled upon the shore; the sea-birds soar and hover; the winds and clouds go forth upon their trackless flight; the white arms beckon, in the moonlight, to the invisible country far away. ~ Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens
Today I added new quotes to the collection. Here are my favorites.
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