Henry Fielding

Henry Fielding
I never reasoned on what I should do, but what I had done; as if my Reason had her eyes behind, and could only see backwards. Discuss Henry Fielding

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne
The inward pleasure of imparting pleasure—that is the choicest of all. Discuss Nathaniel Hawthorne

Poem of the day – Tears by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Poem of the day -  Tears by Elizabeth  Barrett Browning
THANK God, bless God, all ye who suffer notMore grief than ye can weep for. That is well–That is light grieving ! lighter, none befellSince Adam forfeited the primal lot.Tears ! what are tears ? The babe weeps in its cot,The mother singing, at her marriage-bellThe bride weeps, and before the oracleOf high-faned hills the ...

P. G. Wodehouse

P. G. Wodehouse
He would always feel for her that impersonal admiration which is inspired by anything very large, like the Empire State Building or the Grand Canyon of Arizona. Discuss P. G. Wodehouse

Henry James

Henry James
The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting. Discuss Henry James

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. Discuss John F. Kennedy

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
To know, to esteem, to love, and then to part,Makes up life’s tale to many a feeling heart! Discuss Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Herman Melville

Herman Melville
No man can ever feel his own identity aright except his eyes be closed; as if darkness were indeed the proper element of our essences, though light be more congenial to our clayey part. Discuss Herman Melville

Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins
One of our first amusements as children (if we have any imagination at all) is to get out of our own characters, and to try the characters of other personages as a change—to be fairies, to be queens, to be anything, in short, but what we really are. Discuss Wilkie Collins

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw
A married man forms married habits and becomes dependent on marriage just as a sailor becomes dependent on the sea. Discuss George Bernard Shaw