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10 Charles Dickens Quotes to Brighten Your Bleakest Days

The guy’s work may have been a buzzkill to read while trying to enjoy high school, but he did indeed have some facts of life to spit. (It’s pretty cool that A Tale of Two Cities was the narrative foundation for The Dark Knight Rises). Yet even as the bleakest of writers, Charles Dickens believed you could find lighter moments in darker times. Here are some quotes from the literary icon… aside from “please, sir, I want some more.”

Happy Birthday, Mr. Dickens.

 

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1. “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.”

 


 

2. “Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”

 


 

3. “There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.”

 


 

4. “We forge the chains we wear in life.”

 


 

5. “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”

 


 

6. “We need never be ashamed of our tears.”

 


 

7. “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.”

 


 

8. “The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.”

 


 

9. “This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.”

 


 

10. “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.”

 

 

 

 

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10 Enchanting Literary Quotes to Keep You Warm This Winter

December 21st marks the winter solstice, the very first day of winter. For those of you who are now in a state of dread and hibernation, don’t worry. The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year; it’s the day with the least amount of daylight. However, this also means that days will only grow longer from here, so cheer up!

 

There’s nothing quite as cozy and inspiring as watching snow fall on a quiet street or looking out at the flurries from inside a warm house. I’d say it’s one of the closest things to magic. If you’re still not ready for it, maybe these beautiful quotes about the season can convince you.

 

1. “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

 


2. “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
― Edith Sitwell

 


3. “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

 


4. “Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”
― Yoko Ono

 


5. “My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows

 


 

6. “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 


7. “Are the days of winter sunshine just as sad for you, too? When it is misty, in the evenings, and I am out walking by myself, it seems to me that the rain is falling through my heart and causing it to crumble into ruins.”
― Gustave Flaubert, November

 


8. “Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.”
― Sara Raasch, Snow Like Ashes

 


9. “If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”
― Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind

 


10. “In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.”
― Ben Aaronovitch, Broken Homes

 

 

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New Year Drinks

Quotes to Help You Kick Off 2019 With a Bang

The new year has begun and it’s time to take advantage of another fresh start. Hopefully these quotes will help you look ahead to new experiences and memories to come!

 

 

“Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” -Neil Gaiman

 


 

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier.'” -Alfred Tennyson

 


 

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.” -Maya Angelou

 


 

“There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.” -Michelle Obama

 


 

“Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” -Malala Yousafzai

 


 

“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible!’” -Audrey Hepburn

 


 

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” -C.S. Lewis

 


 

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” -Joseph Campbell

 


 

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein

 


 

“You know, my motto is ‘Excelsior.’ That’s an old word that means ‘upward and onward to greater glory.'” -Stan Lee

 

 

 

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9 Literary Quotes That Will Get You Laid

Flirting is tough. Depending on who you are as a person, rejection can be painful, or tedious, as you say to yourself, “Why did I say that?” Well, I’m here to tell you, having a background in literature can work in your favor, whether you find yourself in a bar, lounge, or a literary party filled with undergraduates, awkwardly clutching their red plastic cups.

 

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Here are some quotes you can use to find love or get laid, but don’t blame me if they don’t work out!

 

1. Bright Star by John Keats

 

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It’s impossible to resist this enchanting Keats line…

“Pillowed upon my fair love’s ripening

breast,

To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,

Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,

Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath, and so live ever — or else swoon in death.”

 

2. Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda

 

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You can pick out any line from Neruda’s poetry, and your phone will be flooding with numbers throughout the night, but here’s something you can start with:

“I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.”

 

3. Just Kids by Patti Smith

 

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This is kind of risky, but at the same time it is a cute way to be closer to someone, well, if it works I mean, at least it worked for Robert, so I say shoot your shot:

“Will you pretend you’re my boyfriend?”

 

4. Hamlet by William Shakespeare

 

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Knowledge of Shakespeare is always a turn on, so I say be confident about it:

“Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.”

 

5. Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe

 

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If you feel like you want to get creative and challenge yourself by making a Poe quotation sexy then go live your best life:

“We loved with a love that was more than love.”

 

6. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

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Get this deep with someone:

“Is love this misguided need to have you beside me most of the time? Is love this safety I feel in our silences? Is it this belonging, this completeness?”

 

7. Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

 

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Want to get Wilde with somebody? Say no more:

“The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.”

 

8. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

 

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Show off your Austen moves:

“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.”

 

9. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

 

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Let them know you see potential and not here for the b******t.

“I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”

That is the end of the list! If none of these quotes work and, if all else fails, buy one of these books and pull out more quotes for the next attempt.

 

Good luck!

 

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