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The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write about it.
O teach me how I should forget to think (1.1.224)
But I hate to hear you talking so like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. We none of us expect to be in smooth water all our days.
There are people who, the more you do for them, the less they will do for themseselves.
Out of the unreal shadows of the night comes back the real life that we had known
The Biblical language was so deeply embedded in the great man's mind that it became his normal way of speaking.
It is well known how the monks wrote silly lives of Catholic Saints over the manuscripts on which the classical works of ancient heathendom had been written.
The modern cheap and fertile press, with all its translations, has done little to bring us nearer to the heroic writers of antiquity.
I could read the great books but the great books don't interest me.
I have a Greek-American friend who named her daughter "Nike" and is often asked why she chose to name her offspring after a sneaker.
I wish I had done everything on earth with you
Truth is such a rare thing it is delightful to tell it,
Some people could look at a mud puddle and see an ocean with ships.
and love is a word usedtoo much andmuchtoo soon.
If there really is such a thing as turning in one's grave, Shakespeare must get a lot of exercise.
I often stood in front of the mirror alone, wondering how ugly a person could get.
Move thy tongue, For silence is a sign of discontent.
Unasked, Unsought, Love gives itself but is not bought
Time, which sees all things, has found you out.
Morning and eveningMaids heard the goblins cry:'Come buy our orchard fruits, Come buy, come buy
I shall never be converted, and I shall remain true to my old religion of the classics until my life's end.
Have you ever felt you were born in the wrong decade, or came just a bit too late and missed out on all the good stuff when it was in its heyday?
The gods do not visit you to remind you what you know already.
And what does a person with such romantic temperament seek in the study of the classics?"If by romantic you mean solitary and introspective, I think romantics are frequently the best classicists.
Stars ink your fingerswith a lexicon of flameblazing rare knowledge.
When Henry handed her a cup of punch she whispered, "If you want to go on with the seniors or anything I'll be alright."Henry smiled at her. "You're my date, Scout.
God isn't going to scribble across the sky. "The shark is gone.
Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied?
All books are divisible into two classes: the books of the hours, and the books of all Time.
…but there they lay, sprawled across the field, craved far more by the vultures than by wives.
Don't play with others, or at one day, you will be played by others.
It was past midnight. From the carpark of the apartment blocks, a human figure with an unsteady gait emerged.
I’ve always found that the better the book I’m reading, the smarter I feel, or, at least, the more able I am to imagine that I might, someday, become smarter.
I have seen or heard of no other man whom destiny treated with such enmity as it did Philoktetes
I live not in myself, but I becomePortion of that around me: and to meHigh mountains are a feeling, but the humof human cities torture.
Every new book we read in our brief and busy lives means that a classic is left unread.
…There is the heat of Love, the pulsing rush of Longing, the lover’s whisper, irresistible—magic to make the sanest man go mad.
In the make-up of human beings, intelligence counts for more than our hands, and that is our true strength.
The last thing he ever said to me was, 'Just always be waiting for me, and then some night you will hear me crowing.
There is remedy for all things except death - Don Quixote De La Mancha
Read the great books, gentlemen, ” Mr. Monte said one day. “Just the great ones. Ignore the others. There’s not enough time.
A great nose may be an indexOf a great soul
A classic is read not to enjoy but only to be boast about it.
While art thrives on the blazing colours of scandal, literature blossoms on the dark soil of tragedy.
Rumours voiced by women come to nothing.
Learn whom God has ordered you to be, and in what part of human affairs you have been placed.
Nothing is Lie until you get to know the truth, as nothing is false in Dream until you get to know that i'm Dreamer.
If you ever looked at me once with what I know is in you, I would be your slave.
A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.
By the Angel, it just crushed Sophocles, " noted Will. "Has no one respect for the classics these days?