Walter Scott Quotes (295 quotes)
The Lord of the Isles, Canto VI, st. 18 (1815).
“The wind breath'd soft as lover's sigh,
And, oft renew'd, seem'd oft to die,
With breathless pause between,
O who, with speech of war and woes,
Would wish to break the soft repose
Of such enchanting scene!”
Lord of the Isles (1815), Canto IV, Stanza 13.
“Come as the winds come, when
Forests are rended,
Come as the waves come, when
Navies are stranded.”
Pibroch of Donald Dhu, St. 4 (1816)
Old Mortality, Volume II, Chapter XI (1816).
“Time will rust the sharpest sword,
Time will consume the strongest cord;
That which molders hemp and steel,
Mortal arm and nerve must feel.”
Harold the Dauntless, Canto I, st. 4 (1817).
“Jock, when ye hae naething else to do, ye may be ay sticking in a tree; it will be growing, Jock, when ye're sleeping.”
The Heart of Midlothian', Ch. 8 (1818).
The Heart of Midlothian', Ch. 30 (1818).
The Bride of Lammermoor, Ch. 3 - Lucy Ashton's Song (1819).
A Legend of Montrose, Ch. 3 (1819).
Quentin Durward, Ch. 4 (1823).
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWalter Scott
Born: August 15, 1771
Died: September 21, 1832 (aged 61)
Occupation: Novelist, poet, lawyer
Bio: Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time.