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  • Many of her thoughts were perfect syllogisms; unluckily they always remained thoughts. Only a few were irrational assumptions; but, unfortunately, they were the ones which most frequently grew into deeds
    (Thomas Hardy, "Far from the Madding Crowd")

  • But a new thing, a great hitch, had happened yesterday in the gliding and noiseless current of his life, and he felt as a snake must feel who has sloughed off its winter skin, and cannot understand the brightness and sensitiveness of its new one.
    (Thomas Hardy, "Jude the Obscure")

  • You concede nothing to me and I have to concede everything to you.
    (Thomas Hardy, "Jude the Obscure")

  • I agree to the conditions, Angel; because you know best what my punishment ought to be; only - only - don't make it more than I can bear!
    (Thomas Hardy, "Tess of the D'Urbervilles")

  • Tess was awake before dawn - at the marginal minute of the dark when the grove is still mute, save for one prophetic bird who sings with a clear-voiced conviction that he at least knows the correct time of day, the rest preserving silence as if equally convinced that he is mistaken.
    (Thomas Hardy, "Tess of the D'Urbervilles")


  • Men thin away to insignificance and oblivion quite as often by not making the most of good spirits when they have them as by lacking good spirits when they are indispensable.
    (Thomas Hardy, "Far from the Madding Crowd")

  • But his dreams were as gigantic as his surroundings were small.
    (Thomas Hardy, "Jude the Obscure")

  • You don't talk quite like a girl who has had no advantages.
    (Thomas Hardy, "Jude the Obscure")

  • I wish I had never been born--there or anywhere else.
    (Thomas Hardy, "Tess of the D'Urbervilles")

  • That innate love of melody, which she had inherited from her ballad-singing mother, gave the simplest music a power which could well-nigh drag her heart out of her bosom at times.
    (Thomas Hardy, "Tess of the D'Urbervilles")

  • Misfortune is a fine opiate to personal terror.
    (Thomas Hardy, "Far from the Madding Crowd")

  • But no one came. Because no one ever does.
    (Thomas Hardy, "Jude the Obscure")

  • You have never loved me as I love you--never--never! Yours is not a passionate heart--your heart does not burn in a flame! You are, upon the whole, a sort of fay, or sprite-- not a woman!
    (Thomas Hardy, "Jude the Obscure")

  • If an offense come out of the truth, better is it that the offense come than that the truth be concealed.
    (Thomas Hardy, "Tess of the D'Urbervilles")

  • That it would always be summer and autumn, and you always courting me, and always thinking as much of me as you have done through the past summertime!
    (Thomas Hardy, "Tess of the D'Urbervilles")


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