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It is strange, is it not, how ...

It is strange, is it not, how a person can adore one's soul so much that they adore one's body also?

Peter Ackroyd 48 quotes

Murderers will try to recall t...

Murderers will try to recall the sequence of events, they will remember exactly what they did just before and just after. But they can never remember the actual moment of killing. This is why they will always leave a clue.

Peter Ackroyd 48 quotes

What captivity has been to the...

What captivity has been to the Jews, exile has been to the Irish. For us, the romance of our native land begins only after we have left home; it is really only with other people that we become Irishmen.

Peter Ackroyd 48 quotes

There is no humiliation worse ...

There is no humiliation worse than the consciousness of a wasted life. It stains the spirit, forestalls hope, and destroys any motive for action or change.

Peter Ackroyd 48 quotes

The world is a sea in which we...

The world is a sea in which we all must surely drown.

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The best years are when you kn...

The best years are when you know what you're doing.

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I am in the Pitte, but I have ...

I am in the Pitte, but I have gone so deep that I can see the brightness of the Starres at Noon.

Peter Ackroyd 48 quotes

Yet, like the sea and the gall...

Yet, like the sea and the gallows, London refuses nobody.

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And when I was young, did I ev...

And when I was young, did I ever tell you, I always wanted to get inside a book and never come out again? I loved reading so much I wanted to be a part of it, and there were some books I could have stayed in for ever.

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London goes beyond any boundar...

London goes beyond any boundary or convention.It contains every wish or word ever spoken, every action or gesture ever made, every harsh or noble statement ever expressed. It is illimitable. It is Infinite London.

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So do we discover, in the worl...

So do we discover, in the world, that our worst fears are
unfulfilled; yet we must fear, in order that we may feel delight.

Peter Ackroyd 48 quotes

Under the force of the imagina...

Under the force of the imagination, nature itself is changed.

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Bigotry does not consort easil...

Bigotry does not consort easily with free trade.

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The ordinary routines of life ...

The ordinary routines of life are never chronicled by the historian, but they make up almost the whole of experience.

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Sometimes the silences, the ga...

Sometimes the silences, the gaps, tell us more than
anything else.

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The endless chatter of this jo...

The endless chatter of this journey had wearied me.

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And the smell of the library w...

And the smell of the library was always the same - the musty odour of old clothes mixed with the keener scent of unwashed bodies, creating what the chief librarian had once described as 'the steam of the social soup.'

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Why should a novelist not also...

Why should a novelist not also be a historian? To force unnatural divisions within the English language is to work against its capacious and accommodating nature. To expect a writer to produce only novels, or only histories, is equivalent to demanding from a composer that he or she write only string quartets or piano sonatas.

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He stood beneath the white tow...

He stood beneath the white tower, and looked up at it with that mournful expression which his face always carried in repose: for one moment he thought of climbing up its cracked and broken stone, and then from its summit screaming down at the silent city as a child might scream at a chained animal.

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The embrace of present and pas...

The embrace of present and past time, in which English antiquarianism becomes a form of alchemy, engenders a strange timelessness. It is as if the little bird which flew through the Anglo-Saxon banqueting hall, in Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum, gained the outer air and became the lark ascending in Vaughan Williams's orchestral setting. The unbroken chain is that of English music itself.

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Деми Мур, 2019 г. Нестареющая классика и Исполнитель роли лейтенанта Коломбо, актер Питер Фальк, на склоне лет

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Исполнитель роли лейтенанта Коломбо, актер Питер Фальк, на склоне лет. Деми Мур, 2019 г. Нестареющая классика. Анна Хилькевич, 2010-ые. Шестилетний победитель соревнования по поеданию пирогов, 1916 го...

Оскароносная американская актриса Лоретта Янг, 1930-е и Французская актриса Мирей Дарк, 1968 год

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Оскароносная американская актриса Лоретта Янг, 1930-е. Французская актриса Мирей Дарк, 1968 год. Прекрасный советский актер Вячеслав Тихонов в домашней обстановке. Волосы этой викторианской девушки у...