Quotations From ANTHONY TROLLOPE

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  • 11.
    There is no human bliss equal to twelve hours of work with only six hours in which to do it.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Orley Farm, vol. 2, ch. xlix, London, Chapman and Hall (1862).

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  • 12.
    When a man wants to write a book full of unassailable facts, he always goes to the British Museum.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. The Landleaguers, vol. 3, ch. xxxii, London, Chatto and Windus (1883).
  • 13.
    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.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Autobiography, ch. 10 (1883). Trollope was writing of William Makepeace Thackeray, on his death (Christmas Day, 1863): "It was perhaps his chief fault as a writer that he could never abstain from that dash of satire which he felt to be demanded by the weaknesses which he saw around him."

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  • 14.
    As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it. I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not to be the immediate parent.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Letter, June 8, 1876. The Letters of Anthony Trollope, vol. 2 (1983).

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  • 15.
    It has become a certainty now that if you will only advertise sufficiently you may make a fortune by selling anything.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Ferdinand Lopez, in The Prime Minister, vol. 4, ch. liv, London, Chapman and Hall (1876).
  • 16.
    "And now this is the way in which the history of your former life has reached my ears!" As he said this he held out in his hand the fatal letter.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. George Western, in Kept in the Dark, vol. 2, ch. xi, London, Chatto and Windus (1882).

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  • 17.
    An author must be nothing if he do not love truth; a barrister must be nothing if he do.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. George Bertram, The Bertrams, vol. 3, ch. xviii, London, Chapman and Hall (1859).

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  • 18.
    It's dogged as does it.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Giles Hoggett, in The Last Chronicle of Barset, vol. 2, ch. lxi, London, Smith, Elder (1867).
  • 19.
    What man thinks of changing himself so as to suit his wife?
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Lady Chiltern, in Phineas Redux, vol. 2, ch. iii, London, Chapman and Hall (1874).
  • 20.
    His untruth would not justify hers.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Emily Hotspur, in Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite, vol. 1, ch. xvii, London, Hurst and Blackett (1870).
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