All human wisdom is summed up in these two words: “Wait and hope.”
-Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
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Happy reading, and happy quoting.
We will fight. But love—oh, I will love her infinitely.
-Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
As I made my way home, I thought Jem and I would get grown but there wasn’t much else for us to learn, except possibly algebra.
-Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Let me say before I go that I forgive nobody. I wish them all an atrocious life and then the fires and ice of hell.
-Samuel Beckett, Malone Dies
It had already occurred to him that books were stuff, and that life was stupid.
-George Eliot, Middlemarch
She wanted to die, but she also wanted to live in Paris.
-Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary
I stay on in doubt with yes and no/dividing all my heart to hope and fear.
-Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy