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Iconic lines from British classics

Iconic lines of literature

Classics, be it stories or poems or theatre and plays, have a special place in people’s hearts and minds. Be it the intense drama to the profound emotions, those lines captivate people’s hearts. Here we list iconic lines from Classic literature that are sure to woo you.

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​‘The Sound And The Fury’ by William Faulkner

“Clocks slay time… time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.”

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​‘Les Caractères’ by Jean de La Bruyère

“Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.”

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​‘War and Peace’ by Leo Tolstoy

“The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.”

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‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ by J.K. Rowling

“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”

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‘Heart of Darkness’ by Joseph Conrad

“I don’t like work–no man does–but I like what is in the work–the chance to find yourself. Your own reality–for yourself not for others–what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.”

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‘She Walks in Beauty’ by Lord Byron

“She walks in beauty, like the night, Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that’s best of dark and bright, Meet in her aspect and her eyes”

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‘Love’s Philosophy’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley

“The fountains mingle with the river, And the rivers with the ocean, The winds of heaven mix forever, With a sweet emotion; Nothing in the world is single; All things by a law divine, In one spirit meet and mingle. Why not I with thine?”

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‘The Picture Of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde

“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

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‘The Clod and the Pebble’ by William Blake

“Love seeketh only self to please, To bind another to its delight, Joys in another’s loss of ease, And builds a Hell in Heaven’s despite.”

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‘Not Love, Not War, Nor The Tumultuous Swell’ by William Wordsworth

Not Love, not War, nor the tumultuous swell, Of civil conflict, nor the wrecks of change, Nor Duty struggling with afflictions strange, Not these ‘alone’ inspire the tuneful shell;”

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