Posts tagged lit.

[‘This is not a good way to start,’ Ailinn said, ‘with anger between us.’]
‘On the contrary,’ Esme said, ‘this is the best possible way to start.’

    — Howard Jacobson, from J: A Novel

Posted by miscfisc

I wasn’t certain of anything, but I had a job to do.

    — Lemony Snicket, from When Did You See Her Last?

Posted by uchinaguchi

And I have by me, for my comfort, two strange white flowers— shriveled now, and brown and flat and brittle— to witness that even when mind and strength had gone, gratitude and a mutual tenderness still lived on in the heart of man.


H.G. Wells, from The Time Machine

Posted by laurbear1990

We’ll all of us follow him, by and by.

    — Clive Barker, from Imajica

Until the day when God shall deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is summed up in these two words, Wait and hope.

    — Alexandre Dumas, from The Count of Monte Cristo

Posted by laurbear1990

Shall I let her in?

    — Karen Maitland, from Company of Liars

Posted by Lilac