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This week’s question:
Share your favorite literary quote!
So I have been reading people’s Feature and Follows and basically been lurking. But! I saw what this week’s question was and I immediately had two quotes pop into my mind so I decided to participate! (Is it cheating if I use two quotes?)
Okay, so when I hear the term “literary”, I tend to think “classics”. I realize literary can encompass quite a few things but that’s what I think of. So.. favorite quote #1:
“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.” – Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Yeah, I know, that quote is used a LOT. But, Tale of Two Cities is one of my all time favorite classics and I love it. (I named my goldfish Darnay back in the day. I was a bit obsessed.)
Favorite quote #2:
“Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I gave you my soul; leave me my name!” – The Crucible by Arthur Miller
We read the play in high school and I loved it. We also watched the movie version of it (the 1996 one with Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder) and the passion in that line struck me and I’ve loved it ever since.