Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge – Day Two

Thanks to Chomeuse with a Chou for nominating me.   (translation Unemployed with a Cabbage/wee tot – check out her humorous blog for tales of family life in rural France).   I’m happy to be nominated as quotes are one of my favorite things, and I always try to sneak a quote into my weekly blog if I can find one which suits the theme.  (see Shakespeare quote on last week’s insomnia blog Counting Sheep).  I was thrilled to find an old copy of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations at a book sale in January (see blog In Praise of Second Hand Books), because even though you can find quotes online, it’s nice to just browse and see what interests you.  I could waste hours researching quotes and have a pretty journal for recording ones I might like to use in the future. Monet notebook

Of course, my favorite Quotess is Jane Austen, so I started with her on Day One and also for today’s quote.  (plus recycling yesterday’s blog saves time as I am far behind, between taking the computer in to be repaired, figuring out my new Instant Pot pressure cooker, getting ready for Easter and pruning all the rose bushes today in case spring ever arrives.)   Our dear Jane has so many famous quotes that there are entire books devoted to her wit and wisdom,Jane Austen Bookso it is difficult to select just one.    I wrote a blog for Valentine’s Day, An Interview with Jane Austen, based solely on her quotes, and had great fun doing it, and spent more hours than I care to admit.   (This is a great idea – I can put in a plug for all my poor posts, past and future who would like more attention.)

Quote: “If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.”   (Northanger Abbey) 

I love this quote because it speaks of the importance of travel to broaden your horizons and your outlook on life.  I wish I had traveled more when I was younger and had the energy.    It was a tossup between that quote and one by Hemingway, because I will be blogging next week on some literary adventures in April in Paris.

Quote of the Day:  “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”    (Ernest Hemingway – A Moveable Feast)

Here are the Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you

2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).

3. Nominate three bloggers each day.

My nominees are:

(because she is a Jane Austen fan too)

(because she helped me out with the hissing Instant Pot Monster)

(because she has lots of quotes on her site)

If anyone else who is reading this would like to participate, please feel free to let me know or just join in and share!

If you are pressed for time and would rather condense your three quotes into one post, that’s okay too.    I acknowledge some people are not fans of awards, but this one is a fun and easy post…..if you like quotes that is!    As Jane said, “one half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.” (Emma)

7 thoughts on “Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge – Day Two

  1. rhc55 says:

    Wonderful quotes, both of them. Northanger Abbey is my least favourite JA, but I should re-read it as there are clearly some pearls of wisdom. Never read any Hemingway and again I should give him a try as that quote is so true. We spent our (first) honeymoon in Paris and it is a magical place. We’ve been back several times. Perhaps I should spend less time looking at the blog and get on with reading the already-acknowledged greats. Just how long did it take you to do your fabulous ‘interview’ – did you have to re-read all her books or could you remember all the quotes?


    • thehomeplaceweb says:

      I read the book I have posted there, The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen which was a small quick read of all her most famous quotes, (it was a Xmas gift), took maybe an hour to go through them but I am a quick reader. To actually assemble them in the interview part, I would guess maybe 6 or 7 hours, but then I am a perfectionist and kept editing and editing….I wasted a lot of time looking for other quotes on the internet but finally quit….enough is enough! It’s certainly one of the blogs I have spend the most time on, although the Irish Roots one took a long time too, as did my WW1 blog that one mostly because of having to edit and upload the pictures. I see you have mastered uploading pics! As for Hemingway, I’m not particularly a fan of his books, but I did enough his autobiography A Moveable Feast, which he wrote when he was 60 a few years before he killed himself. I will be mentioning it in my blog next week on Paris, as well as The Paris Wife, a novel about his first wife Hadley which was a good read. Certainly his life was more interesting than his books!


  2. Chomeuse with a Chou says:

    Two brilliant quotes! I haven’t actually read Hemingway, although I have a collection of his works waiting for me. I feel as though I took Jane austen’s advice in Northanger Abbey quite literally, which makes me feel very pleased. I introduced my husband to the most recent televised adaptation yesterday evening, and he was suitably impressed 🙂

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