Tag: Wednesday Quote

  • Wednesday Quote: Holmes

    It’s Valentine’s Day, and what better time to feature a quote from the lovable Sherlock Holmes?ย  A self-described scientist who belittles sentiment, Holmes nonetheless often plays the role of knight-in-shining-armor, as in “The Speckled Band.”ย  I love this clip from the TV episode starring Jeremy Brett as Holmes and David Burke as Watson.ย  The dialogue […]

  • Wednesday Quote: Courage

    “‘I will have no man in my boat,’ said Starbuck, ‘who is not afraid of a whale.’ By this, he seemed to mean, not only that the most reliable and useful courage was that which arises from the fair estimation of the encountered peril, but that an utterly fearless man is a far more dangerous […]

  • Wednesday Quote: Souls

    โ€œI wish we could sometimes love the characters in real life as we love the characters in romances. There are a great many human souls whom we should accept more kindly, and even appreciate more clearly, if we simply thought of them as people in a story.โ€ A great Chesterton quote from a book of […]

  • Wednesday Quote: Independence

    “The sea doesn’t belong to tyrants. On its surface they can still exercise their iniquitous claims, battle each other, devour each other, haul every earthly horror. But thirty feet below sea level, their dominion ceases, their influence fades, their power vanishes! Ah, sir, live! Live in the heart of the seas! Here alone lies independence! […]

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