Friday, April 24, 2009

The MMOB Daily Quote - Anthony Trollope

Today's birthday celebrant and notable quotable is novelist Anthony Trollope

First, a little background from
Anthony Trollope ( 24 April 1815 – 6 December 1882 ) became one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of Trollope's best-loved works, known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire; he also wrote penetrating novels on political, social, gender issues and conflicts of his day.
Trollope has always been a popular novelist. Noted fans have included Sir Alec Guinness (who never travelled without a Trollope novel), former British Prime Ministers Harold Macmillan and Sir John Major, economist John Kenneth Galbraith, American novelists Sue Grafton and Dominick Dunne and soap opera writer Harding Lemay. Trollope's literary reputation dipped somewhat during the last years of his life, but he regained the esteem of critics by the mid-twentieth century.

And now, today's quotes pulled from

“The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy; it lasts when all other pleasures fade.”

“She knew how to allure by denying, and to make the gift rich by delaying it.”

“Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who holds a low opinion of himself”

“I doubt whether any girl would be satisfied with her lover's mind if she knew the whole of it.”

“Never think that you're not good enough. A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning.”

“No man thinks there is much ado about nothing when the ado is about himself.”

“Life is so unlike theory.”

Cheers! - Jason

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