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I won't be a slave to the past. I'll love where I choose.


Thomas Hardy

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THOMAS HARDY
Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
THOMAS HARDY
Let me enjoy the earth no less
Because the all-enacting Might
That fashioned forth its loveli...
THOMAS HARDY
Well: what we gain by science is, after all, sadness, as the Preacher saith. The more we know of the...
THOMAS HARDY
A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance...
THOMAS HARDY
Fear is the mother of foresight.
THOMAS HARDY
Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honour as deserving real distincti...
THOMAS HARDY
I am the family face; / Flesh perishes, I live on, / Projecting trait and trace / Through time to ti...
THOMAS HARDY
A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all.
THOMAS HARDY
Rays from the sunrise drew forth the buds and stretched them into long stalks, lifted up sap in nois...
THOMAS HARDY
So zestfully canst thou sing? / And all this indignity, / With God's consent, on thee! / Blinded ere...
THOMAS HARDY
To persons standing alone on a hill during a clear midnight such as this, the roll of the world east...
THOMAS HARDY
The resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidan...
THOMAS HARDY
You overrate my capacity of love. I don't posess half the warmth of nature you believe me to have. A...
THOMAS HARDY
What is it, Angel?" she said, starting up. "Have they come for me?"

"Yes, dearest," he sa...
THOMAS HARDY
That it would always be summer and autumn, and you always courting me, and always thinking as much o...
THOMAS HARDY
Did you say the stars were worlds, Tess?"
"Yes."
"All like ours?"
"I don't know, but ...
THOMAS HARDY
On a Fine Morning”
in Poems of the Past and the Present (1901)

WHENCE comes Solac...
THOMAS HARDY
The sky was clear - remarkably clear - and the twinkling of all the stars seemed to be but throbs of...
THOMAS HARDY
Eyeing her as a critic eyes a doubtful painting.
THOMAS HARDY
Indeed, he seemed to approach the grave as a hyperbolic curve approaches a straight line -- less dir...
THOMAS HARDY
So little cause for carolings / Of such ecstatic sound / Was written on terrestrial things / Afar or...
THOMAS HARDY
It's a good idea. This way, it might be televised.
THOMAS HARDY
But no one came. Because no one ever does.
THOMAS HARDY
That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.
THOMAS HARDY
Women are so strange in their influence that they tempt you to misplaced kindness.
THOMAS HARDY
That mercy towards one set of creatures was cruelty towards another sickened his sense of harmony. A...
THOMAS HARDY
What at night had been perfect and ideal was by day the more or less defective real.
THOMAS HARDY
It is a difficult question, my friends, for any young man-- that question I had to grapple with, and...
THOMAS HARDY
They spoke very little of their mutual feelings: pretty phrases and warm attentions being probably u...
THOMAS HARDY
Well, what I mean is that I shouldn't mind being a bride at a wedding, if I could be one without hav...
THOMAS HARDY
Christmas Eve Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock. "Now they are all on their knees," An elder...
THOMAS HARDY
There's a friendly tie of some sort between music and eating.
THOMAS HARDY
Let truth be told - women do as a rule live through such humiliations, and regain their spirits, and...
THOMAS HARDY
Like all people who have known rough times, light-heartedness seemed to her too irrational and incon...
THOMAS HARDY
Yet her experience had consisted less in a series of pure disappointments than in a series of substi...
THOMAS HARDY
With peace of mind came development, and with development beauty. Knowledge—the result of great na...
THOMAS HARDY
Fancies find room in the strongest minds. Here, in a churchyard old as civilization, in the worst of...
THOMAS HARDY
There are men whose hearts insist upon a dogged fidelity to some image or cause thrown by chance int...
THOMAS HARDY
He was to them like the poet of a new school who takes his contemporaries by storm; who is not reall...
THOMAS HARDY
The man was of fine figure, swarthy, and stern in aspect; and he showed in profile a facial angle so...
THOMAS HARDY
It was part of his nature to extenuate nothing and live on as one of his own worst accusers.
THOMAS HARDY
Her experience had been of a kind to teach her, rightly or wrongly, that the doubtful honor of a bri...
THOMAS HARDY