Fine's say Quotes

Quotes

"Not that he preached to them or said or did anything in particular, but a virtue went out of him, sugaring the sour ones."Captain Graveling of the Rights-of-Man, speaking about the effect Billy Budd had on his quarrelsome crew. Chapter 1 "But the might-have-been is but boggy ground...
"The river was there." "A kingfisher flew up the stream." "They were very satisfactory." "He was happy." "He felt he had left everything behind." ".the grasshoppers were all black now." "He was there in the good place." "He was in his home, where he had made it." ...
"But you see, Meg, just because we don't understand doesn't mean that the explanation doesn't exist" (p. 46).Meg's mother, in answer to Meg's question about whether things always have an explanation. "Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything" (p. 61).Mrs. Who, quoting Euripides. " straight line is...
Excerpt from the opening statement which shows the similarities between the sensibilities of the people of the late 18th century and Dickens' own Victorian readers: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of...
“I’m not young and vulnerable any more.” Blanche speaking to Stanley, Scene 2 “He acts like an animal, has an animal’s habits! Eats like one, moves like one, talks like one! Blanche speaking about Stanley, Scene 4. “In some kinds of people some tenderer feelings have had some little beginning!...
Gene, on his weakness: "He had never been jealous of me for a second. Now I knew that there never was and never could have been any rivalry between us. I was not of the same quality as he" (51). Gene, on Finny's strength: "He possessed an...
"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,...