Quotes from my favorite books

It is that time again for a quote post. Today, as implied by the title, are quotes from my favorite books. At least from the top 5. Anyway… enjoy! I guess I should list the books (in no particular order mind you): The Diary of a Country Priest by Georges Bernanos, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, and The Last Unicorn by Peter Beagle. Apparently, books that start with “the” are winners for me.

“Faith is not a thing which one ‘loses’, we merely cease to shape our lives by it.” – Georges Bernanos

“You can’t go offering the truth to human beings as though it were a sort of insurance policy, or a dose of salts. It’s the Way and the Life. God’s truth is the Life. We only look as though we were bringing it to mankind, really it brings us, my lad.” – Georges Bernanos

“It is hard to be alone, and harder still to share you solitude with indifferent or ungrateful people.” – Georges Bernanos

“Love is the foolishness of men, and the wisdom of God.” – Victor Hugo

Vous étiez jolie au point que les roses Me faisaient l’effet de se retourner.” (You were beautiful to the point that the roses seemed to turn away.) – Victor Hugo

“There is one spectacle greater than the sea: That is the sky; there is one spectacle greater than the sky: That is the interior of the soul.” – Victor Hugo

“Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine! Then the fates will know you as we know you…” – Alexandre Dumas

“There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life. Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, — ‘Wait and Hope.” – Alexandre Dumas

“There are two ways of seeing: with the body and with the soul. The body’s sight can sometimes forget, but the soul remembers forever.”- Alexandre Dumas

“Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.” – William Goldman

“Love is many things none of them logical.” – William Goldman

“This is true love — you think this happens every day?” – William Goldman

“Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed.” – Peter Beagle

“We are not always what we seem, and hardly ever what we dream.” – Peter Beagle
“The unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone. She was very old, though she did not know it, and she was no longer the careless color of sea foam but rather the color of snow falling on a moonlit night. But her eyes were still clear and unwearied, and she still moved like a shadow on the sea.”- Peter Beagle
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