I suppose that we women are such cowards that we think a man will save us from fears, and we marry him.
She has man’s brain–a brain that a man should have were he much gifted–and woman’s heart. The good God fashioned her for a purpose, believe me when He made that so good combination.
Fe es aquello que nos permite creer en cosas que sabemos que no son ciertas.
Remember my friend, that knowledge is stronger than memory, and we should not trust the weaker
There is a reason that all things are as they are, and did you see with my eyes and know with my knowledge, you would perhaps better understand.
I am all in a sea of wonders. I doubt; I fear; I think strange things, which I dare not confess to my own soul.
Even if she be not harmed, her heart may fail her in so much and so many horrors; and hereafter she may suffer–both in waking, from her nerves, and in sleep, from her dreams.
How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.
But we are strong, each in our purpose, and we are all more strong together.
Euthanasia” is an excellent and comforting word! I am grateful to whoever invented it.
I could not resist the temptation of mystifying him a bit, I suppose it is some taste of the original apple that remains still in our mouths.
There was one great tomb more lordly than all the rest; huge it was, and nobly proportioned. On it was but one word, DRACULA.
for I determined that if Death came he should find me ready
Our toil must be in silence, and our efforts all in secret; for this enlightened age, when men believe not even what they see, the doubting of wise men would be his greatest strength.
Faith, that faculty which enables us to believe things which we know to be untrue.
There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.
. . . a wind howling began, which seemed to form all over the country, as far as the imagination could grasp it through the gloom of the night.
It is wonderful what tricks our dreams play us, and how conveniently we can imagine.
I counsel you, put down in record even your doubts and surmises. Hereafter it may be of interest to you to see how true you guess. We learn from failure, not from success.
It all seems like a horrible tragedy, with fate pressing on relentlessly to some destined end. Everything that one does seems, no matter how right it may be, to bring on the very thing which is most to be deplored.
I have always thought that a wild animal never looks so well as when some obstacle of pronounced durability is between us. A personal experience has intensified rather than diminished that idea.
It is only when a man feels himself face to face with such horrors that he can understand their true import.
If that other fellow doesn’t know his happiness, well, he’d better look for it soon, or he’ll have to deal with me.
And when he had crossed the bridge, the phantoms came to meet him.
There is reason that all things are as they are, and did you see with my eyes and know with my knowledge, you would perhaps better understand.
I must take action of some sort whilst the courage of the day is upon me.
Souls and memories can do strange things during trance.
I suppose it is that sickness and weakness are selfish things and turn our inner eyes and sympathy on ourselves, whilst health and strength give love rein, and in thought and feeling he can wander where he wills.
He came back full of life and hope and determination.
He means to succeed, and a man who has centuries before him can afford to wait and to go slow.
Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose? That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds… true love?
I have been so long masterthat I would be master still, or at least that none othershould be master of me.
Whatever may happen, it must be of new hope or of new courage to me!
Oh, friend John, it is a strange world, a sad world, a world full of miseries, and woes and troubles, and yet when King Laugh come he make them all dance to the tune he play.
There are things done today in electrical science which would have been deemed unholy by the very man who discovered electricity, who would themselves not so long before been burned as wizards.
Come,’ he said, ‘come, we must see and act. Devils or no devils, or all the devils at once, it matters not; we fight him all the same.
All men are mad in some way or another, and inasmuch as you deal discreetly with your madmen, so deal with God’s madmen too, the rest of the world.
In selfish men caution is as secure an armour for their foes as for themselves.
Keep it always with you that laughter who knock at your door and say, ‘May I come in?’ is not true laughter. No! He is a king, and he come when and how he like. He ask no person, he choose no time of suitability. He say, ‘I am here.
As yet we know nothing of what goes to create or evoke the active spark of life.
I am longing to be with you, and by the sea, where we can talk together freely and build our castles in the air.
And you, their best beloved one, are now to me, flesh of my flesh; blood of my blood; kin of my kin; my bountiful wine-press for awhile; and shall later on be my companion and my helper.
There are mysteries which men can only guess at, which age by age they may solve only in part.
No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be.
Whether it is the old lady’s fear, or the many ghostly traditions of this place, or the crucifix itself, I do not know, but I am not feeling nearly as easy in my mind as usual.