English Memoirist Quotes
On the importance of speaking French fluently rather than accurately:
It's nerve and brass, audace and disrespect, and leaping-before-you-look and what-the-hellism, that must be developed.
In 1917 I was only beginning to learn that life, for the majority of the population, is an unlovely struggle against unfair odds, culminating in a cheap funeral.
I am fit for nothing but to carry candles and set chairs all my life.
Quote of the day
Wonders are many, and none is more wonderful than man; the power that crosses the white sea, driven by the stormy wind, making a path under surges that threaten to engulf him...
Predictions that didn't happen
If it's on the Internet it must be true
Remarkable Last Words (or Near-Last Words)
Philip James Bailey
Letitia Elizabeth Landon