May 05, 2022




“Though a good deal is too strange to be believed, nothing is too strange to have happened.” - Thomas Hardy

“They spoke very little of their mutual feeling; pretty phrases and warm expressions being probably unnecessary between such tried friends.” - Thomas Hardy

“A strong woman who recklessly throws away her strength, she is worse than a weak woman who has never had any strength to throw away.” - Thomas Hardy

“It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.” - Thomas Hardy

“Happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.” - Thomas Hardy

“Beauty lay not in the thing, but in what the thing symbolized.” - Thomas Hardy

“Did you say the stars were worlds, Tess?"
"All like ours?"
"I don't know, but I think so. They sometimes seem to be like the apples on our stubbard-tree. Most of them splendid and sound - a few blighted."
"Which do we live on - a splendid one or a blighted one?"
"A blighted one.” - Thomas Hardy

“Why didn’t you tell me there was danger? Why didn’t you warn me? Ladies know what to guard against, because they read novels that tell them of these tricks; but I never had the chance of discovering in that way; and you did not help me!” - Thomas Hardy

“People go on marrying because they can't resist natural forces, although many of them may know perfectly well that they are possibly buying a month's pleasure with a life's discomfort.” - Thomas Hardy

“Love is a possible strength in an actual weakness.” - Thomas Hardy