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  • I ain't a bit ashamed of anything.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Lizzie Eustace, in The Eustace Diamonds, vol. 3, ch. lxxii, London, Chapman and Hall (1873).
  • Three hours a day will produce as much as a man ought to write.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Autobiography, ch. 15 (1883).
  • A man can't do what he likes with his coverts.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Lord Chiltern, in Phineas Redux, vol. 2, ch. xiv, London, Chapman and Hall (1874).
  • Poverty, to be picturesque, should be rural. Suburban misery is as hideous as it is pitiable.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. The Macdermots of Ballycloran, vol. 3, ch. ix, London, T.C. Newby (1847).

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  • But then in novels the most indifferent hero comes out right at last. Some god comes out of a theatrical cloud and leaves the poor devil ten thousand-a-year and a title.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Ayala's Angel, vol. 3, ch. xxxviii, London, Chapman and Hall (1881).

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  • A woman's life is not perfect or whole till she has added herself to a husband. Nor is a man's life perfect or whole till he has added to himself a wife.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Miss MacKenzie, vol. 2, ch. xi, London, Chapman and Hall (1865).

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  • In America they carry latch-keys, and walk about with young gentlemen as young gentlemen walk about with each other.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Mr. Scarborough's Family, vol. 3, ch. xlvii, London, Chatto and Windus (1883).

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  • 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.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Doctor Thorne, ch. 18 (1858).

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  • The Lady Amelia would not for worlds have had the de Courcy blood defiled; but gold she thought could not defile.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Doctor Thorne, vol. 3, ch. vi, London, Chapman and Hall (1858).
  • 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.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Ralph the Heir, vol. 3, ch. lvii, London, Strahan (1871).

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