I have felt lately, more and more, that my present way of living is bad in every respect.
("Far from the Madding Crowd")
More Quotes from Thomas Hardy:Why it was that upon this beautiful feminine tissue, sensitive as gossamer, and practically blank as snow as yet, there should have been traced such a coarse pattern as it was doomed to receive; why so often the coarse appropriates the finer thus, the wrong man the woman, the wrong women the man, many years of analytical philosophy have failed to explain to our sense of order
Silence is wonderful to listen to.
It was still early, and the sun's lower limb was just free of the hill, his rays, ungenial and peering, addressed the eye rather than the touch as yet.
You could sometimes see her twelfth year in her cheeks, or her ninth sparkling from her eyes; and even her fifth would flit over the curves of her mouth now and then.
Do you know that I have undergone three quarters of this labour entirely for the sake of the fourth quarter?
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