Arthur Conan Doyle

The Lost World

    brockenbachhas quoted5 years ago
    I have wrought my simple plan
    If I give one hour of joy
    To the boy who's half a man,
    Or the man who's half a boy.
    Алексей Боркинhas quotedlast year
    and yet there would have been no narrative without it
    mariiahas quotedlast year
    I have wrought my simple plan
    If I give one hour of joy
    To the boy who's half a man,
    Or the man who's half a boy.
    Алексей Боркинhas quoted2 years ago
    But who—who in all this wide world could ever have imagined the incredible shape which that deed was to take, or the strange steps by which I was led to the doing of it?
    Жанбота Ерболhas quoted2 years ago
    For an hour or more that evening I listened to his monotonous chirrup about bad money driving out good, the token value of silver, the depreciation of the rupee, and the true standards of exchange.
    Gulnura Bagitzhanovnahas quoted2 years ago
    THE LOST WORLD

    I have wrought my simple plan
    If I give one hour of joy
    To the boy who's half a man,
    Or the man who's half a boy.
    Алексей Боркинhas quoted2 years ago
    Some day, perhaps, when you have won your place in the world, we shall talk it over again."
    Алексей Боркинhas quoted2 years ago
    "But you shouldn't do it merely to please me.
    Алексей Боркинhas quoted2 years ago
    "I'd have done it to please you."
    Анастасія Бродькоhas quoted2 years ago
    inexpressibly irksome to me. You
    Асият Кумыковаhas quoted4 years ago
    I am not very clear yet why I am to interview this gentleman. What has he done?"
    Асият Кумыковаhas quoted4 years ago
    gave the self-evident answer that I should be a ruined man, upon which he jumped from his chair, reproved me for my habitual levity, which made it impossible for him to discuss any reasonable subject in my presence, and bounced off out of the room to dress for a Masonic meeting.
    Alexandrhas quoted5 years ago
    That's what HE says. He put the pterodactyl into your head.
    Alexandrhas quoted5 years ago
    "That ends it," said he. "I wish you a very good morning."
    "No, no!" I cried. "I submit to any conditions. So far as I can see, I have no choice."
    "None in the world," said he.
    "Well, then, I promise."
    "Word of honor?"
    "Word of honor."
    Alexandrhas quoted5 years ago
    He is a violent, dangerous, cantankerous character, hated by everyone who comes across him, and the butt of the students, so far as they dare take a liberty with him. Perhaps it would be best for you if you never heard from the fellow at all
    Alexandrhas quoted5 years ago
    Well, I'm a bacteriologist, you know. I live in a nine-hundred-diameter microscope.
    Alexandrhas quoted5 years ago
    Some day, perhaps, when you have won your place in the world, we shall talk it over again.
    Alexandrhas quoted5 years ago
    "Why not?" she said. "You have everything a man could have,—youth, health, strength, education, energy.
    Alexandrhas quoted5 years ago
    Besides, as you say, men ought to MAKE their own chances, and not wait until they are given.
    Alexandrhas quoted5 years ago
    "I'd have done it to please you."
    "But you shouldn't do it merely to please me. You should do it because you can't help yourself, because it's natural to you, because the man in you is crying out for heroic expression.
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