Authors Quotes

I was working on a proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back in. –Oscar Wilde

I admit that twice two makes four is an excellent thing, but if we are to give everything its due, twice two makes five is sometimes a very charming thing too. –Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning. –Virginia Woolf

Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation? –Jane Austen

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them. –George Eliot

Peace of heart that is won by refusing to bear the common yoke of human sympathy is a peace unworthy of a Christian. To seek tranquility by stopping our ears to the cries of human pain is to make ourselves not Christian but a kind of degenerate stoic having no relation either to stoicism or Christianity.- A. W. Tozer