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“I’m sure partial to the evening,' Augustus said. 'The evening and the morning. If we just didn't have to have the rest of the dern day I'd be a lot happier.” - Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove . . . #lonesomedove #larrymcmurtry #texas #cowboys #friends #friendship #evening #sunset #cattle #cattledrive #oldfriends #cowboylife #classic #literaryclassics #greatliterature #literaryquotes #gusandcall #augustusmcrae #watercolor #waterblog #watercolorpainting #watercolorink #watercolorsunset #getlit

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“We imagine that when we are thrown out of our usual ruts all is lost, but it is only then that what is new and good begins. While there is life there is happiness. There is much, much before us.” - Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace . . . #warandpeace #tolstoy #leotolstoy #russia #classic #ball #younglove #dancing #greatliterature #getlit #novel #epic #natasha #aristocrats #pierre #nikolai #soiree #stpetersburg #napoleonicwars #napoleon #frenchinvasion #watercolor #watercolorink #waterblog #watercolorpainting #candlelight #loveatfirstsight #literaryquotes

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“The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful experience. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the living infinite.” - Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea . . . . #underwater #julesverne #nautilus #explorer #deepsea #deepseacreatures #twentythousandleaguesunderthesea #watercolor #watercolorink #watercolorpainting #greatliterature #classic #getlit #sciencefiction #depthsofearth #giantsquid #waterblog #ocean #oceanlife #submarine

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“We catched fish, and talked, and we took a swim now and then to keep off sleepiness. It was kind of solemn, drifting down the big still river, laying on our backs looking up at the stars, and we didn’t ever feel like talking loud, and it warn’t often that we laughed, only a kind of low chuckle. We had mighty good weather, as a general thing, and nothing ever happened to us at all, that night, nor the next, nor the next.” - Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn . . . #fishing #river #mississippi #mississippiriver #marktwain #samuelclemens #novel #classic #literaryquotes #literaryclassic #greatamericannovel #vernacular #tomsawyer #antebellumsouth #satire #jim #slavery #watercolorink #watercolor #watercolorpainting #waterblog #countryboy

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“Hold thy peace, dear little Pearl!” whispered her mother. “We must not always talk in the marketplace of what happens to us in the forest...”- Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter ⚖️ . . . #thescarletletter #scarletletter #hesterprynne #nathanielhawthorne #hawthorne #classic #classicliterature #literaryquotes #novel #motherhood #masterwork #puritan #affair #repent #guilty #redemption #sin #romance #baby #rockingchair #intothewoods #getlit #waterblog #watercolorink #watercolor #watercolorpainting #watercolorportrait #motheranddaughter #gotosleep

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“His heart beat faster and faster as Daisy’s white face came up to his own. He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of a God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed like a flower and the incarnation was complete.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby . . . #thegreatgatsby #jaygatsby #greatgatsby #fscottfitzgerald #classic #classicliterature #flapper #affair #forbiddenlove #behindthecurtain #getlit #literaryquotes #watercolor #watercolorink #waterblog #watercolorpainting #thelostgeneration #scottfitzgerald #elegiac #novel #longisland #millionaire #debutante #obsessed #decadance #excess #roaring20s #tuningfork #cautionarytale #letstakeawalk

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“We are plain quiet folk, and I have no use for adventures. Nasty, disturbing, and uncomfortable things. Make you late for dinner!” - Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien . . . #hobbit #thehobbit #gandalf #jrrtolkien #lordoftherings #theshire #bilbo #onering #hobbithole #watercolor #watercolorink #getlit #literaryquotes #fantasy #greatliterature #wizard

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“They have seen my strength for themselves. Have watched me rise from the darkness of war dripping with my enemies’ blood. I drove five great giants into chains. Chased all of that race from the Earth. I swam in the blackness of night, hunting monsters out of the ocean and killing them one by one. Death was my errand and the fate they had earned. Now Grendel and I are called together... and I’ve come.” - Beowulf, Author unknown . . . #beowulf #grendel #warrior #monster #monsters #fight #epic #anglosaxon #poet #attack #sword #therewillbeblood #waterblog #watercolor #watercolorink #getlit #literaryquotes #scandinavia #moore #classic

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“Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last.” - Sherlock Holmes 🕵️‍♂️ . . . #sherlock #sherlockholmes #detective #watson #bakerstreet #arthurconandoyle #sirarthurconandoyle #getlit #literaryquotes #oldlondon #mystery #pipe #pipesmoking #watercolor #watercolorink #watercolorportrait #waterblog #houndofthebaskervilles

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“I think the idea that basic cooking skills are a virtue, that the ability to feed yourself and a few others with proficiency should be taught to every young man and woman as a fundamental skill, should become as vital to growing up as learning to wipe one’s own ass, cross the street by yourself, or be trusted with money.” - Anthony Bourdain, R.I.P. . . . #anthonybourdain #kitchenconfidential #noreservations #restinpeace #gonetoosoon #tribute #watercolor #watercolorink #watercolorportrait #passportready #passport #youwillbemissed #chef #eat #eatclean #worldcitizen #waterblog

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“I have lost two, one after another, left ‘em buried there when I came away; and I had only this one left. I have never slept a night without him; he was all I had. He was my comfort and pride, day and night; and ma’am, they were going to take him away from me. To sell him. Sell him down south, ma’am, to go all alone. A baby that had never been away from his mother in his life.” - Eliza, Uncle Tom’s Cabin . . . #uncletomscabin #harrietbeecherstowe #civilwar #slavegirl #slavery #ontherun #watercolor #watercolorink #literaryquotes #literature #classic #fugitive

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