Fine Essay Quotes

Quotes

"He would fade into something impalpable under her eyes and then in a moment, he would be transfigured. Weakness and timidity and inexperience would fall from him in that magic moment." p. 67 (Penguin edition)Stephen's youthful imaginings about a mysterious ideal female. "His childhood was dead or lost...
"Conversation and billiards stopped, faces stiffened. It was the Anthem of the Army of Occupation. It reminded every member of the club that he or she was British and in exile. It produced a little sentiment and a useful accession of will-power."The English in their club react to...
In his introduction, Swift's projector explains the reason for his proposal: "for Preventing the Children of poor People in Ireland, from being a Burden to their Parents or Country; and for making them beneficial to the Publick." "It is a melancholy object to those who walk through this...
1) "But earthlier happy is the rose distill'd, Than that which withering on the virgin thorn Grows, lives, and dies, in single blessedness." Theseus speaking to Hermia, trying to persuade her to choose marriage rather than a convent. A ct 1 Scene 1 lines 76-78 2) "O hell! to choose love with another's eye." Hermia...
Frederic describing his first intimation that his feelings for Catherine Barkley are more significant than he has previously felt for women: "I had treated seeing Catherine very lightly, I had gotten somewhat drunk and had nearly forgotten to come but when I could not see her there I...
1. "Yes - someday, perhaps, after many years, when I am no longer as pretty as I am now. Don't laugh at me! I mean, of course, when Torvald is no longer as devoted to me as he is now; when my dancing and dressing-up and reciting have palled...
Waiter #1: "He was in despair." Waiter #1: "You should have killed yourself last week." Waiter #1: "I'm not lonely. I have a wife waiting in bed for me." Waiter #2: "He had a wife once too." Old Man: "Another brandy." Waiter #1: "I am all confidence." Waiter...
Oh! but he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner! (Stave One) "If I could work my will," said Scrooge indignantly, "every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own...
"The program of the Two Minutes Hate varied from day to day, but there was none in which Goldstein was not the principal figure. He was the primal traitor, the earliest defiler of the Party's purity. All subsequent crimes against the Party, all treacheries, acts of sabotage, heresies,...