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Under the Greenwood Tree

Thomas Hardy

Top 10 Best Quotes

“If we be doomed to marry, we marry; if we be doomed to remain single we do.”

“To dwellers in a wood, almost every species of tree has its voice as well as its feature.”

“There's a friendly tie of some sort between music and eating.”

“Everybody must be managed. Queens must be managed. Kings must be managed, for men want managing almost as much as women, and that's saying a good deal.”

“If the story-tellers could ha' got decency and good morals from true stories, who'd have troubled to invent parables?”

“Thought failed him, and he returned to realities.”

“Why, you make anyone think that loving is a thing that can be done and undone, and put on and put off at a mere whim.”

“Tis my belief she’s a very good woman at bottom.” “She’s terrible deep, then.”

“Half an hour afterwards Dick emerged from the inn, and if Fancy's lips had been real cherries, probably Dick's would have appeared deeply stained.”

“How people will talk about one’s doings!” Fancy exclaimed. “Well, if you make songs about yourself, my dear, you can’t blame other people for singing ’em.”

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