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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

Washington Irving

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Others may write from the head, but he writes from the heart, and the heart will always understand him.”

“There are certain half-dreaming moods of mind in which we naturally steal away from noise and glare, and seek some quiet haunt where we may indulge our reveries and build our air castles undisturbed.”

“And if unhappy in her love, her heart is like some fortress that has been captured, and sacked, and abandoned, and left desolate...”

“There is nothing like the silence and loneliness of night to bring dark shadows over the brightest mind.”

“For my part, I love to give myself up to the illusion of poetry. A hero of fiction that never existed is just as valuable to me as a hero of history that existed a thousand years ago.”

“There is nothing in this world so hard to get at as truth, and there is nothing in this world but truth that I care for.”

“I am therefore a ready believer in relics, legends, and local anecdotes of goblins and great men, and would advise all travellers who travel for their gratification to be the same. What is it to us whether these stories be true or false, so long as we can persuade ourselves into the belief of them and enjoy all the charm of the reality?”

“No! no! My engagement is with no bride--the worms! the worms expect me! I am a dead man--I have been slain by robbers--my body lies at Wurtzburg--at midnight I am to be buried--the grave is waiting for me--I must keep my appointment!”

“sorrow than in anger,” and it begins to be suspected that he never intended to injure or offend.”

“Who can tell, when he sets forth to wander, whither he may be driven by the unscertain currents of existence, or when he may return, or whether it may ever be his lot to revisit the scenes of his childhood?”

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