“I remember a mass of things, but nothing distinctly; a quarrel, but nothing wherefore. O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!” ~ Othello by William Shakespeare
He raised his eyes languidly from the old black-letter volume which he had opened. “It is cocaine,” he said, “a seven-per-cent solution. Would you care to try it?” ~ The Sign of The Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Drugs age you after mental excitement. Lethargy then. Why? Reaction. A lifetime in a night. Gradually changes your character. ~ Ulysses by James Joyce
She prized the frank, the open-hearted, the eager character beyond all others. Warmth and enthusiasm did captivate her still. She felt that she could so much more depend upon the sincerity of those who sometimes looked or said a careless or a hasty thing, than of those whose presence of mind never varied, whose tongue never slipped. ~ Persuasion by Jane Austen
Every life is many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love, but always meeting ourselves. ~ Ulysses by James Joyce
What do I mean by LitQuotes Duo? Sometimes quotes, like chocolate chip cookies, are best served in pairs. Duos may be similar, surprising, contradictory or odd. They can make you smile or even make you think.
Today’s Duo is one of my favorites! It deals with all things green.
Quote One: “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” ~ Othello by William Shakespeare