Anthony Trollope Quotes


66 Anthony Trollope quotes:



"I do not know whether there be, as a rule, more vocal expression of the sentiment of love between a man and a woman, than there is between two thrushes. They whistle and call to each other, guided by instinct rather than by reason."
"I have no ambition to surprise my reader. Castles with unknown passages are not compatible with my homely muse."
"It has become a certainty now that if you will only advertise sufficiently you may make a fortune by selling anything."
"It is self-evident that at sixty-five a man has done all that he is fit to do."
"It is the test of a novel writer's art that he conceal his snake-in-the-grass; but the reader may be sure that it is always there."
"Passionate love, I take it, rarely lasts long, and is very troublesome while it does last. Mutual esteem is very much more valuable."
"Since woman's rights have come up a young woman is better able to fight her own battle."
"Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early."
"The satirist who writes nothing but satire should write but little - or it will seem that his satire springs rather from his own caustic nature than from the sins of the world in which he lives."
"There are some achievements which are never done in the presence of those who hear of them. Catching salmon is one, and working all night is another."
"There is no human bliss equal to twelve hours of work with only six hours in which to do it."
"There is no road to wealth so easy and respectable as that of matrimony; that is, of course, provided that the aspirant declines the slow course of honest work."
"This at least should be a rule through the letter-writing world: that no angry letter be posted till four-and-twenty hours will have elapsed since it was written."
"When men think much, they can rarely decide."
"When the ivy has found its tower, when the delicate creeper has found its strong wall, we know how the parasite plants grow and prosper."
"Wine is valued by its price, not its flavour."
"There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel."
"As to happiness in this life it is hardly compatible with that diminished respect which ever attends the relinquishing of labour."
"It is necessary to get a lot of men together, for the show of the thing, otherwise the world will not believe. That is the meaning of committees. But the real work must always be done by one or two men."
"When it comes to money nobody should give up anything."



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