Wednesday, September 12, 2012

7 Great Quotes From The Legend of Sleepy Hallow by Washington Irving

{More evidence that men do not understand women}
"I profess not to know how women's hearts are wooed and won. To me they have always been matters of riddle and admiration."

{On teaching}
"On a fine autumnal afternoon, Ichabod, in pensive mood, sat enthroned on the lofty stool from whence he usually watched all the concerns of his little literary realm."

{Get in the mood for Fall}
"The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet."
Buy a print of "Autumn Tree" by Angela Taratula here
{Get in the mood for Fall foods}
"As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye, ever open to every symptom of culinary abundance, ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn."
This beautiful fall feast is from here
{Who knew ghosts were so lonely?}
"There is no encouragement for ghosts in most of our villages, for they have scarcely had time to finish their first nap and turn themselves in their graves, before their surviving friends have traveled away from the neighborhood; so that when they turn out at night to walk their rounds, they have no acquaintance left to call upon."

{Great quote to go on a painting of a haunting scene}
"There was a contagion in the very air that blew from that haunted region; it breathed forth an atmosphere of dreams and fancies infecting all the land."
This haunted painting is from here
{Rough riders}
"That, therefore, he that runs races with goblin troopers is likely to have a rough riding of it."
Just for fun!

1 comment:

Jackie Bouchard said...

Great quotes. I love to read the classics and this would be a good one to read, what with Halloween coming up and all.

Thanks for the friend request on GoodReads.