Charles Dickens Quote
Look round and round upon this bare bleak plain, and see even here, upon a winter's day, how beautiful the shadows are! Alas! It is the nature of their kind to be so. The loveliest things in life... are but shadows; and they come and go, and change and fade away, as rapidly as these.
The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, His Relatives, Friends and Enemies (ed. 1844)