The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
More Quotes from Thomas Hardy:And in being forced to class herself among the fortunate she did not cease to wonder at the persistence of the unforeseen, when the one to whom such unbroken tranquility had been accorded in the adult stage was she whose youth had seemed to teach that happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.
My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.
It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
The place became full of a watchful intentness now for when other things sank brooding to sleep the heath appeared slowly to awake and listen. Every night its Titanic form seemed to await something but it had waited thus, unmoved, during so many centuries, through the crises of so many things, that it could only be imagined to await one last crisisthe final overthrow.
If all hearts were open and all desires known -- as they would be if people showed their souls -- how many gapings, sighings, clenched fists, knotted brows, broad grins, and red eyes should we see in the market-place
A little one-eyed, blinking sort o place.
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