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Washington Irving

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I profess not to know how women's hearts are wooed and won. To me they have always been matters of riddle and admiration.

— Washington Irving

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Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

— Washington Irving


A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.

— Washington Irving

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

— Washington Irving

#the-mutability-of-literature #writers #writing #inspirational

To look upon its grass grown yard, where the sunbeams seem to sleep so quietly, one would think that there at least the dead might rest in peace.

— Washington Irving

#peace #death

The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated.

— Washington Irving

#mother-s-love #love

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.

— Washington Irving

#fantasy #writing #dreams

He is indeed the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.

— Washington Irving

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It is almost startling to hear this warning of departed time sounding among the tombs, and telling the lapse of the hour, which, like a billow, has rolled us onward towards the grave.

— Washington Irving

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There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.

— Washington Irving

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About Washington Irving

Washington Irving Quotes

Did you know about Washington Irving?

The letters brought Irving some early fame and moderate notoriety. His portrait appeared on the bank's notes and contributed to their wide appeal. He made his literary debut in 1802 with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle written under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle.

His historical works include biographies of George Washington Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus the Moors and the Alhambra. He continued to publish regularly—and almost always successfully—throughout his life and completed a five-volume biography of George Washington just eight months before his death at age 76 in Tarrytown New York.

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