Thomas Hardy Quotes

Thomas Hardy Quotes

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Their lives were ruined,he thought; ruined by the fundamental error of their matrimonial union: that of having based a permanent contract on a temporary feeling. ~ Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy Indeed, he seemed to approach the grave as a hyperbolic curve approaches a straight line -- less directly as he got nearer, till it was doubtful if he would ever reach it at all. ~ Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy She was of the stuff of which great men's mothers are made. She was indispensable to high generation, hated at tea parties, feared in shops, and loved at crises. ~ Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy "It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs." ~ Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy This horrible stone entity was fashioned as if covered with a wrinkled hide; it had short, erect ears, eyes starting from their sockets, and its fingers and hands were seizing the corners of its mouth, which they thus seemed to pull open to give free passage to the water it vomited. ~ Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy There is always an inertia to be overcome in striking out a new line of conduct -- not more in ourselves, it seems, than in circumscribing events, which appear as if leagued together to allow no novelties in the way of amelioration. ~ Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales come from pale lips than can enter an ear. It is both the grandeur and the pain of the remoter moods that they avoid the pathway of sound. ~ Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy And Troy's deformities lay deep down from a woman's vision, whilst his embellishments were upon the very surface; thus contrasting with homely Oak, whose defects were patent to the blindest, and whose virtues were as metals in a mine. ~ Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy Her love was entire as a child's, and though warm as summer it was fresh as spring. ~ Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy It appears that ordinary men take wives because possession is not possible without marriage, and that ordinary women accept husbands because marriage is not possible without possession. ~ Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

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