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Thomas Hardy quotes: But it was also obvious that man could not live by work alone; that the particular man Jude, at any rate, wanted something to love. But it was also obvious that man could not live by work alone; that the particular man Jude, at any rate, wanted something to love.
Thomas Hardy quotes: If we be doomed to marry, we marry; if we be doomed to remain single we do. If we be doomed to marry, we marry; if we be doomed to remain single we do.
Thomas Hardy quotes: Tis my belief she's a very good woman at bottom.""She's terrible deep, then. Tis my belief she's a very good woman at bottom."
"She's terrible deep, then.
Thomas Hardy quotes: Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. The scales are balanced so nicely that a feather would turn them. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. The scales are balanced so nicely that a feather would turn them.
Thomas Hardy quotes: Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity. Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.
Thomas Hardy quotes: But his dreams were as gigantic as his surroundings were small. But his dreams were as gigantic as his surroundings were small.
Thomas Hardy quotes: The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years. The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years.
Thomas Hardy quotes: He supposed he was not a sufficiently dignified person for suicide.Peaceful death abhorred him as a subject and would not take him. He supposed he was not a sufficiently dignified person for suicide.Peaceful death abhorred him as a subject and would not take him.
Thomas Hardy quotes: And at home by the fire, whenever you look up there I shall be - and whenever I look up, there will be you. -Gabriel Oak And at home by the fire, whenever you look up there I shall be - and whenever I look up, there will be you.
-Gabriel Oak
Thomas Hardy quotes: Better to choose a limit capriciously than to have none. Better to choose a limit capriciously than to have none.
Thomas Hardy quotes: It is never too late to break off a marriage that's distasteful to you. It is never too late to break off a marriage that's distasteful to you.
Thomas Hardy quotes: She's brim full of poetry - actualized poetry, if I may use the expression. She lives what paper-poets only write ... She's brim full of poetry - actualized poetry, if I may use the expression. She lives what paper-poets only write ...
Thomas Hardy quotes: I forgot the defective can be more than the whole I forgot the defective can be more than the whole
Thomas Hardy quotes: You are a chameleon, and now you are at your worst colour. Go home, or I shall hate you! You are a chameleon, and now you are at your worst colour. Go home, or I shall hate you!
Thomas Hardy quotes: Aspect are within us, and who seems most kingly is king. Aspect are within us, and who seems most kingly is king.
Thomas Hardy quotes: People who have always gone right don't know half as much about the nature and ways of going right as those do who have gone wrong. People who have always gone right don't know half as much about the nature and ways of going right as those do who have gone wrong.
Thomas Hardy quotes: Like a greater than himself, to the critical question at the critical time he did not answer: and they were again silent. Like a greater than himself, to the critical question at the critical time he did not answer: and they were again silent.
Thomas Hardy quotes: We ought to have lived in mental communion, and no more. We ought to have lived in mental communion, and no more.
Thomas Hardy quotes: You are absolutely the most ethereal, least sensual woman I ever knew to exist without inhuman sexlessness. You are absolutely the most ethereal, least sensual woman I ever knew to exist without inhuman sexlessness.
Thomas Hardy quotes: Rays of male vision seem to have a tickling effect upon virgin faces in rural districts; Rays of male vision seem to have a tickling effect upon virgin faces in rural districts;
Thomas Hardy quotes: An Elizabeth in brain and a Mary Stuart in spirit. An Elizabeth in brain and a Mary Stuart in spirit.
Thomas Hardy quotes: The rarest offerings of the purest loves are but a self-indulgence, and no generosity at all. The rarest offerings of the purest loves are but a self-indulgence, and no generosity at all.
Thomas Hardy quotes: Because 'tis always mournful not to be wanted, even if at the same time 'tis convenient. Because 'tis always mournful not to be wanted, even if at the same time 'tis convenient.
Thomas Hardy quotes: Yes; quaint and curious war is! You shoot a fellow down you'd treat if met where any bar is, or help to half-a-crown. Yes; quaint and curious war is! You shoot a fellow down you'd treat if met where any bar is, or help to half-a-crown.
Thomas Hardy quotes: It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs. It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
Thomas Hardy quotes: No, I am not a lady,' she said sadly. 'I never shall be. But he's a gentleman, and that - makes it - O how difficult for me! No, I am not a lady,' she said sadly. 'I never shall be. But he's a gentleman, and that - makes it - O how difficult for me!
Thomas Hardy quotes: Feeling had indeed smothered judgment that day. Feeling had indeed smothered judgment that day.
Thomas Hardy quotes: Don't think of what's past!" said she. "I am not going to think outside of now. Why should we! Who knows what tomorrow has in store? Don't think of what's past!" said she. "I am not going to think outside of now. Why should we! Who knows what tomorrow has in store?
Thomas Hardy quotes: Idiosyncrasy and vicissitude had combined to stamp Sergeant Troy as an exceptional being. Idiosyncrasy and vicissitude had combined to stamp Sergeant Troy as an exceptional being.
Thomas Hardy quotes: They were as sublime as the moon and stars above them, and the moon ans stars were as ardent as they. They were as sublime as the moon and stars above them, and the moon ans stars were as ardent as they.
Thomas Hardy quotes: How did this remarkable reappearance effect itself when he was supposed by many to be at the bottom of the sea? How did this remarkable reappearance effect itself when he was supposed by many to be at the bottom of the sea?
Thomas Hardy quotes: How would you draw the line between women with something and women with nothing in them? How would you draw the line between women with something and women with nothing in them?
Thomas Hardy quotes: Let me enjoy the earth no less because the all-enacting light that fashioned forth its loveliness had other aims than my delight. Let me enjoy the earth no less because the all-enacting light that fashioned forth its loveliness had other aims than my delight.
Thomas Hardy quotes: The village was shutting its eyes. Candles and lamps were being put out everywhere: she could inwardly behold the extinguisher and the extended hand. The village was shutting its eyes. Candles and lamps were being put out everywhere: she could inwardly behold the extinguisher and the extended hand.
Thomas Hardy quotes: There are considerations even before my consideration for you; reparations to be made-ties you know nothing of. If you repent of marrying, so do I. There are considerations even before my consideration for you; reparations to be made-ties you know nothing of. If you repent of marrying, so do I.
Thomas Hardy quotes: Nature does not often say "See!" to her poor creature at a time when seeing can lead to happy doing; or reply "Here!" to a body's cry of "Where? Nature does not often say "See!" to her poor creature at a time when seeing can lead to happy doing; or reply "Here!" to a body's cry of "Where?
Thomas Hardy quotes: I have seen your mother; and I will never see her again! I have seen your mother; and I will never see her again!
Thomas Hardy quotes: To be lectured because the lecturer saw her in the cold morning light of open-shuttered disillusion was exasperating. To be lectured because the lecturer saw her in the cold morning light of open-shuttered disillusion was exasperating.
Thomas Hardy quotes: He resolved never again, by look or by sign, to interrupt the steady flow of this man's life. He resolved never again, by look or by sign, to interrupt the steady flow of this man's life.
Thomas Hardy quotes: Once let a maiden admit the possibility of her being stricken with love for some one at a certain hour and place, and the thing is as good as done. Once let a maiden admit the possibility of her being stricken with love for some one at a certain hour and place, and the thing is as good as done.
Thomas Hardy quotes: I can't bear that they, and everybody, should think people wicked because they may have chosen to live their own way! I can't bear that they, and everybody, should think people wicked because they may have chosen to live their own way!
Thomas Hardy quotes: It is rarely that the pleasures of the imagination will compensate for the pain of sleeplessness, It is rarely that the pleasures of the imagination will compensate for the pain of sleeplessness,
Thomas Hardy quotes: Our impulses are too strong for our judgement sometimes Our impulses are too strong for our judgement sometimes
Thomas Hardy quotes: This supreme instance of Troy's goodness fell upon Gabriel's ears like the thirteenth stroke of a crazy clock. This supreme instance of Troy's goodness fell upon Gabriel's ears like the thirteenth stroke of a crazy clock.
Thomas Hardy quotes: It was quite impossible, he found, to ask to be delivered from temptation when your heart's desire was to be tempted unto seventy times seven. It was quite impossible, he found, to ask to be delivered from temptation when your heart's desire was to be tempted unto seventy times seven.
Thomas Hardy quotes: The pair of legs that carried him were rickety, and there was a bias in his gait which inclined him somewhat to the left of a straight line. The pair of legs that carried him were rickety, and there was a bias in his gait which inclined him somewhat to the left of a straight line.
Thomas Hardy quotes: You temptress,Tess; you dear damned witch of Babylon- I could not resist you as soon as I met you again. You temptress,Tess; you dear damned witch of Babylon- I could not resist you as soon as I met you again.
Thomas Hardy quotes: How unexpected [are] the attacks of destiny! How unexpected [are] the attacks of destiny!
Thomas Hardy quotes: She might have looked her thanks to Gabriel on a minute scale, but she did not speak them. She might have looked her thanks to Gabriel on a minute scale, but she did not speak them.
Thomas Hardy quotes: Fear is the mother of foresight. Fear is the mother of foresight.
Thomas Hardy quotes: If she had not been imprudence incarnate, she would not have acted as she did when she met Henchard by accident a day or two later. If she had not been imprudence incarnate, she would not have acted as she did when she met Henchard by accident a day or two later.
Thomas Hardy quotes: He was like one who had half fainted, and could neither recover nor complete the swoon. He was like one who had half fainted, and could neither recover nor complete the swoon.
Thomas Hardy quotes: Emotions would be half starved if there were no candle-light. Emotions would be half starved if there were no candle-light.
Thomas Hardy quotes: A novel is an impression, not an argument. A novel is an impression, not an argument.
Thomas Hardy quotes: That cold accretion called the world, so terrible in the mass, is so non formidable, even pitiable, in its units. That cold accretion called the world, so terrible in the mass, is so non formidable, even pitiable, in its units.
Thomas Hardy quotes: If an offense come out of the truth, better is it that the offense come than that the truth be concealed. If an offense come out of the truth, better is it that the offense come than that the truth be concealed.
Thomas Hardy quotes: Sometimes more bitterness is sown in five minutes than can be got rid of in a whole life; Sometimes more bitterness is sown in five minutes than can be got rid of in a whole life;
Thomas Hardy quotes: In considering what Tess was not, he overlooked that she was, and forgot that the defective can more than the entire. In considering what Tess was not, he overlooked that she was, and forgot that the defective can more than the entire.
Thomas Hardy quotes: It being the first time in his life that he had touched female fingers under water, Dick duly registered the sensation as rather a nice one. It being the first time in his life that he had touched female fingers under water, Dick duly registered the sensation as rather a nice one.
Thomas Hardy quotes: The roof was a gymnasium for the winds The roof was a gymnasium for the winds
Thomas Hardy quotes: Once victim, always victim-that's the law. Once victim, always victim-that's the law.
Thomas Hardy quotes: A strong woman who recklessly throws away her strength, she is worse than a weak woman who has never had any strength to throw away. A strong woman who recklessly throws away her strength, she is worse than a weak woman who has never had any strength to throw away.
Thomas Hardy quotes: Her presence had not so much weight as to task thought, and yet enough to exercise it. Her presence had not so much weight as to task thought, and yet enough to exercise it.
Thomas Hardy quotes: December morning - sunny and exceedingly mild - might have regarded Gabriel December morning - sunny and exceedingly mild - might have regarded Gabriel
Thomas Hardy quotes: If I really seem vain, it is that I am only vain in my ways - not in my heart. The worst women are those vain in their hearts, and If I really seem vain, it is that I am only vain in my ways - not in my heart. The worst women are those vain in their hearts, and not in their ways.
Thomas Hardy quotes: It troubled her much to see what a great flame a little wildfire was likely to kindle. It troubled her much to see what a great flame a little wildfire was likely to kindle.
Thomas Hardy quotes: So each had a private little sun for her soul to bask in; some dream, some affection, some hobby, or at least some remote and distant hope ... So each had a private little sun for her soul to bask in; some dream, some affection, some hobby, or at least some remote and distant hope ...
Thomas Hardy quotes: A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible. A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
Thomas Hardy quotes: The smile on your mouth was the deadest thing alive enough to have strength to die. (from "Neutral Tones") The smile on your mouth was the deadest thing alive enough to have strength to die. (from "Neutral Tones")
Thomas Hardy quotes: Tell him everything; it is best. He will forgive you. Tell him everything; it is best. He will forgive you.
Thomas Hardy quotes: and yet to every bad, there is a worse and yet to every bad, there is a worse
Thomas Hardy quotes: You could see the skeleton behind the man, and almost the ghost behind the skeleton. You could see the skeleton behind the man, and almost the ghost behind the skeleton.
Thomas Hardy quotes: And the d'Urberville knights and dames slept on in their tombs unknowing. And the d'Urberville knights and dames slept on in their tombs unknowing.
Thomas Hardy quotes: The truth is, that I never care much for reading what one ought to read; I wish I did, but I cannot help it. And, The truth is, that I never care much for reading what one ought to read; I wish I did, but I cannot help it. And,
Thomas Hardy quotes: Let there be truth at last,/ Even if despair. Let there be truth at last,/ Even if despair.
Thomas Hardy quotes: Deeds of endurance, which seem ordinary in philosophy, are rare in conduct. Deeds of endurance, which seem ordinary in philosophy, are rare in conduct.
Thomas Hardy quotes: But nobody did come, because nobody does: and under the crushing recognition of his gigantic error Jude continued to wish himself out if the world. But nobody did come, because nobody does: and under the crushing recognition of his gigantic error Jude continued to wish himself out if the world.