Anthony Trollope Quotes (264 quotes)
“Can find it consistent with his dignity to turn wrong into right, and right into wrong, to abet a lie, nay to create, disseminate, and with all the play of his wit, give strength to the basest of lies, on behalf of the basest of scoundrels.”
The New Zealander (Oxford, 1965), p. 63. Written 1855-6, published posthumously 1965.
“The affair simply amounted to this, that they were to eat their dinner uncomfortably in a field instead of comfortably in the dining room.”
On a picnic, in Can You Forgive Her?, ch. 78 (1864)
“Men who can succeed in deceiving no one else will succeed at last in deceiving themselves.”
Miss Mackenzie, ch. 13. (1865)
“Book love, my friends, is your pass to the greatest, the purest, and the most perfect pleasure that God has prepared for His creatures.”
Speech at the opening of an art exhibition at Bolton Mechanics' Institution (7 December 1868)
“It was admitted by all her friends, and also by her enemies — who were in truth the more numerous and active body of the two — that Lizzie Greystock had done very well with herself.”
The Eustace Diamonds (1873) First lines
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsAnthony Trollope
Born: April 24, 1815
Died: December 6, 1882 (aged 67)
Bio: Anthony Trollope was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote perceptive novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical matters.
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“Like birds, whose beauties languish half concealed, Till, mounted on the wing, their glossy plumes Expanded, shine with azure, green and gold; How blessings brighten as they take their flight.”