To realize one's destiny is a person's only real obligation. All things are one, and, when you want something, all the universe conspires to help you achieve it.
-Pride and Prejudice, by Jane AustenIt is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him.
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.
harriet_chan wrote:Hi People, what's your favourite quotes from a novel you've read? Mine's from my favourite book, To Kill a Mockingbird:
"Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy... but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." - Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
But of course others come to mind:
"When someone sees the same people every day, they wind up becoming part of that person's life. And then they want the person to change. If someone isn't what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own. - from The Alchemist (there are other memorable quotes from that great novel by Paulo Coelho of course)
"And now I also see what part of me is Chinese. It is so obvious. It is my family. It is in our blood."
- Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club, Ch. 16
If you were to say to the grown-ups: “I saw a beautiful house made of rosy brick, with geraniums in the windows and doves on the roof,” they would not be able to get an idea of that house at all. You have have to say to them: “I saw a house that cost $20,000.” Then they would exclaim: “Oh, what a pretty house that is!” - The Little Prince
Please share yours