-Fitzwilliam Darcy in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice(more…)
968 – “The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure. Thoughts are not etched on the inside of skulls, to be perused by any invader. The mind is a complex and many-layered thing…”
-Severus Snape in J K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix(more…)
903 – “Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.”
768 – “I must be a mermaid, … I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”
753 – “Do I love you? My god, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.”
750 – “You have been my friend. … That in itself is a tremendous thing.”
–Charlotte in E B White’s Charlotte’s Web [See Source Note for exact quote]
It is Make a Friend Day, so go out and makes some new ones!
741 – “A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
726 – “When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.”
– Winnie the Pooh in A A Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner
Happy Winnie the Pooh Day!
717 – “On ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.”
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
– The Fox in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s novella The Little Prince