New Eloquent Finds

By Tuesday, July 07, 2015

It's been a while since I made an "Eloquent Finds" post, but I've now got a good collection of them for you! Been building them up nicely these past few weeks. Hope they offer good food for thought and perhaps some smiles and laughs. Happy middle-of-the-week! 

Books are uniquely portable magic. -Stephen King

A man who has no work becomes ridiculous. -Queen Adelaide, The Young Victoria (2009 film)

Just because it's what's done doesn't mean it's what should be done! -Ella, Cinderella (2015 film)

Love is a great beautifier. -Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Why, if he came only to be silent, grave, and indifferent, [did] he come at all?... If he fears me, why come hither? If he no longer cares for me, why silent? Teasing, teasing man! I will think no more about him. -Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

If anyone pays me a compliment, please let it be short and clear. I'm very stupid at finding out hidden meanings. -Cynthia Kirkpatrick, Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

Smile, my boy. It's sunrise. -Teddy Roosevelt, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014 film)

Trust was accumulated quickly, due primarily to the brute strength of the man's gentleness, his *thereness.* -The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

His was not the poor vanity that thinks more of the possible mortification of a refusal than of the precious jewel of a bride that may be won. -Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

This is going to be exciting enough without pretending. -Peter Pevensie; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

All sorts of thoughts cross one's mind - it depends upon whether one gives them harbour and encouragement. -Molly Gibson, Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

There would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness, too. That was writing. -The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

He is one of the knightliest men I ever met. Every thought is knightly. He is one in whom a woman's love may safely rest, as a bird in its nest. -Amy Carmichael 

You Might Also Like