Great lines from fiction

"From hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee." -- Herman Melville, Moby Dick

"I am Dracula, and I bid you welcome." -- Bram Stoker, Dracula

"The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means." -- Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

"There'll be water if God wills it." -- Stephen King, Wizard and Glass

Beauty is only to be admired, only to be loved-to be harvested carefully and then flung at a chosen lover like a gift of roses. -- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

But a resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible. -- Thomas Hardy, Far From The Madding Crowd

Cowardly dogs bark loudest. -- John Webster, The White Devil

Death is when the monsters get you. -- Stephen King, Salem's Lot

He felt that he had unwittingly stuck his hand in The Great Wasps' Nest of Life. -- Stephen King, The Shining

How empty is theory in presence of fact! -- Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again. --F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

In this day and age when everybody thinks psychology is God's gift to the poor old anally fixated human race and even the president of the United States pops a trank before dinner, it's really a good way to get rid of those Old Testament guilts that keep creeping up our throats like the aftertaste of a bad meal we overate. If you say your father hated you as a kid, you can go out and flash the neighborhood, commit rape, or burn down the Kinights of Pythias bingo parlor and still cop a plea... But it also means that no one will believe you if it's true. -- Stephen King, Rage

It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright. -- Stephen King, Wolves of the Calla

Sorry is the Kool-Aid of human emotions. It's what you say when you spill a cup of coffee or throw a gutterball when you're bowling with the girls in the leage. True sorrow is as rare as true love. -- Stephen King, Carrie

The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed. -- Stephen King, The Gunslinger

The reason authors almost always put a dedication on a book, Annie, is because their selfishness even horrifies themselves in the end." -- Stephen King, Misery

The sky was clear -- remarkably clear -- and the twinkling of all the stars seemed to be but throbs of one body, timed by a common pulse. -- Thomas Hardy, Far From The Madding Crowd

The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool. -- Stephen King, Needful Things

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about." -- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth. -- Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, Like diamonds, we are cut with our own dust. -- John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi

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