Quotable Sunday

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hello friends! Welcome to this week's edition of Quotable Sunday Serendipity style. I hope today finds in you good spirits. Since it is rainy and chilly here today, and quite a good day to curl up with a great book, I have chosen a selection of literary quotes to share. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed selecting them...

"The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it."
-Elizabeth Drew

“Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!”
-Louisa May Alcott

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep
And miles to go before I sleep."
-Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

"Yet ah! why should they know their fate?
Since sorrow never comes too late,
And happiness too swiftly flies.
Thought would destroy their paradise.
No more; where ignorance is bliss,
'Tis folly to be wise."
-Thomas Gray, Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College

"The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!"
-William Wordsworth, The World is Too Much With Us

"The power of doing anything with quickness is always prized much by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance." -Jane Austen

"Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love." -Jane Austen

"It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;-- it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others."
-Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

"A little kingdom I possess,
Where thoughts and feelings dwell;
And very hard the task I find
Of governing it well."
-Louisa May Alcott, "My Kingdom" st. 1


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Shelley said...

Nice selection of quotes.

My fave:
"Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love." -Jane Austen

LT said...

I loved them all! Especially that first one by Elizabeth Drew! Happy Sunday!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

It's rainy and chilly here, too! :) Love your choices this week...this one's my favorite:

"The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it."
-Elizabeth Drew

Stay warm and dry today! :)

Marie said...

Great quotes and I loved the photo also!

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