Some of My Favorite Qutoes

  • "To be myself (I note) I need the illumination of other people's eyes, and therefore cannot be entirely sure what is my self." (Virginia Woolf, The Waves)
  • "His heart danced upon her movements like a cork upon a tide." (James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man)
  • "I don't think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present." (W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence)
  • "His heart missed a beat and never regretted the lovely loss, as she ran, flushed and flustered, in a pink dress into the orchard..." (Vladimir Nabokov, Ada)
  • "Sleeping on her back, just next to them / Lay a girl like a flower with a broken stem."(Joseph Moncure, "The Wild Party")
  • "One can't live with one's finger everlastingly on one's pulse." (Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness)
  • "'No, no, in what state were you born?' / 'In a state of innocence.'" (Joseph Heller, Catch-22)
  • "Sorrows that she's but read of in a book weigh on her mind as if they had been her own." (W.B. Yeats, "The Countess Cathleen")
  • "The roar was such that he could not hear what he was thinking." (Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls)
  • "It takes two people to make you, and one people to die." (William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying)
  • "In a strange room you must empty yourself for sleep. And before you are emptied for sleep, what are you. And when you are emptied for sleep, you are not. And when you are filled with sleep, you never were. I don't know what I am. I don't know if I am or not. Jewel knows he is, because he does not know that he does not know whether he is or not. He cannot empty himself for sleep because he is not what he is and he is what he is not." (William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying)
  • "It takes two people to make you, and one people to die." (William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying)
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1 Response Mar 15, 2009

"I don't think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present." That's a great one, Today is all that matters. <br />
Great quotes.