Favourite Quotes from the Last Books I Read

Here we go again…


A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L. Bird

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“Everything suggests a beyond”

“I have found a dream of beauty at which one might look all one’s life and sigh”

 

 

 

 


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The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell

“To write books you need not only comfort and solitude—and solitude is never easy to attain in a working-class home—you also need piece of mind. You can’t settle in to anything, you can’t command the spirit of hope in which anything has got to be created, with that dull evil cloud of unemployment hanging over you.”

“…for, after all, we have nothing to lose but our aitches.”

“If there is one man to whom I do feel myself inferior, it is a coal-miner.”

“We are living in a world in which nobody is free, in which hardly anybody is secure, in which it is almost impossible to be honest and to remain alive.”

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

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“According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scars than almost anything else.”

“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”
“Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.”
“October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.”
“There is no shame in what you are feeling, Harry,’ said Dumbledore’s voice. ‘On the contrary… the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength.”

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Mathilda by Mary Shelley

“My greatest pleasure was the enjoyment of a serene sky amidst these verdant woods: yet I loved all the changes of Nature; and rain, and storm, and the beautiful clouds of heaven brought their delights with them. When rocked by the waves of the lake my spirits rose in triumph as a horseman feels with pride the motions of his high fed steed.
But my pleasures arose from the contemplation of nature alone, I had no companion: my warm affections finding no return from any other human heart were forced to run waste on inanimate objects.”


Thanks for reading!

Zoë


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