Bookquotes: Quotes from Books (66)

You can be merry with the king, you can share a joke with him. But as Thomas More used to say, it’s like sporting with a tamed lion. You tousle its mane and pull its ears, but all the time you’re thinking, those claws, those claws, those claws.

Hilary Mantel, Bring Up The Bodies (2012)

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Bookquotes: Quotes from Books (65)

All gotter be equal,’ he pronounced fiercely, ‘all gotter have lots of money. All ’uman beings. That’s sense, isn’t it? Is it sense or isn’t it?

Richmal Crompton, William The Fourth (1924)

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Bookquotes: Quotes from Books (61)

Dreams are the bright creatures of poem and legend, who sport on earth in the night season, and melt away in the first beam of the sun, which lights grim care and stern reality on their daily pilgrimage through the world.

Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby (1838-9)

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