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Thomas Hardy

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A strong woman who recklessly throws away her strength, she is worse than a weak woman who has never had any strength to throw away.

— Thomas Hardy

#woman #strength

People go on marrying because they can't resist natural forces, although many of them may know perfectly well that they are possibly buying a month's pleasure with a life's discomfort.

— Thomas Hardy

#force-of-nature #marriage #matrimony #nature #pleasure

But no one came. Because no one ever does.

— Thomas Hardy


Love is a possible strength in an actual weakness.

— Thomas Hardy


You have never loved me as I love you--never--never! Yours is not a passionate heart--your heart does not burn in a flame! You are, upon the whole, a sort of fay, or sprite-- not a woman!

— Thomas Hardy

#unrequited-love #love

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

— Thomas Hardy

#marry #single #marriage

...our impulses are too strong for our judgement sometimes

— Thomas Hardy

#judgement #sometimes #strong #judgement

My eyes were dazed by you for a little, and that was all.

— Thomas Hardy

#passion #love

We colour and mould according to the wants within us whatever our eyes bring in.

— Thomas Hardy

#morality #psychology #ethics

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

— Thomas Hardy

#humor #music #humor

About Thomas Hardy

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His verse had a profound influence on later writers notably Philip Larkin who included many of Hardy's poems in the edition of the Oxford Book of Twentieth Century English Verse that Larkin edited in 1973. In 1870 while on an architectural mission to restore the parish church of St Juliot in Cornwall Hardy met and fell in love with Emma Lavinia Gifford whom he married in 1874. Shortly after Hardy's death the executors of his estate burnt his letters and notebooks.

However since the 1950s Hardy has been recognized as a major poet and had a significant influence on The Movement poets of the 1950s and 1960s including Phillip Larkin. Initially therefore he gained fame as the author of such novels as Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886) Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891) and Jude the Obscure (1895). Hardy's Wessex is based on the medieval Anglo-Saxon kingdom and eventually came to include the counties of Dorset Wiltshire Somerset Devon Hampshire and much of Berkshire in south west England.

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