Friday, June 30, 2017

June 2017 Quotation Collection

"...provided that nothing like useful knowledge could be gained from them, provided they were all story and no reflection, she had never any objection to books at all."

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen



I've got some favorite quotations to share from my favorite summertime reads so far!

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"The determination to preserve such beauty as remains to us is also a form of courage."

"Mentally it satisfied me as all true rhythm soothes."

Country Notes in Wartime by V. Sackville West

(picked this up on a whim at the library and really enjoyed it!)

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"I have some wounds upon me, and they smart to hear themselves remember'd."

"Rome and her rats are at the point of battle."

"You souls of geese, that bear the shapes of men..."

Coriolanus by William Shakespeare

(if you're in need of creative insults, this is the play to turn to. Coriolanus dishes out plenty of them.)

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"In this world we possess nothing but the passing moment. Polish it as you would a jewel. It is the only wealth to which you have any right. All your other moments belong to God alone."

"Had she expected that those lovers in the Valley of Roses would never grow older, never become battered by the storms of the sea to which the silver stream ran down? I am not such a fool, she said to herself, and one must trim one's sails to the storms as they come. But the stream and the crowned swan are as real as the sea and we shall find them again."

The Child from the Sea by Elizabeth Goudge

(for incredible insights, strong characters, and beautiful writing, Elizabeth Goudge never disappoints.)

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, that rose is gorgeous!! I'll have to find a copy of Jane Austen's England. It sounds divine. :)

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