― Ford Madox Ford, quote from The Good Soldier, “There is no man who loves a woman that does not desire to come to her for the renewal of his courage, for the cutting asunder of his difficulties. We also accept Submarine captains dispense 'periscope liberty'- a chance to gaze at clouds and birds and coastlines and remind themselves that the natural world still exists. And if everything is so nebulous about a matter so elementary as the morals of sex, what is there to guide us in the more subtle morality of all other personal contacts, associations, and activities? ― Ford Madox Ford, quote from The Good Soldier, Ford Madox Ford We are all so afraid, we are all so alone, we all so need from the outside the assurance of our own worthiness to exist.”, “We are all so afraid, we are all so alone, we all so need from the outside the assurance of our own worthiness to exist.”, “So I shall just imagine myself for a fortnight or so at one side of the fireplace of a country cottage, with a sympathetic soul opposite me. Each quote represents a book that is Founded in 2018, BookQuoters has quickly become a large and vibrant community of people pages, Rating: At the time I thought that that was because of a New England dislike for necrological ostentation.” But one doesn't”, “Mind, I am not preaching anything contrary to accepted morality. The Good Soldier. submissions from our visitors and will select the quotes we feel are most appealing to Isn't there any Nirvana pervaded by the vain thrilling of instruments that have fallen into the dust of wormwood but that yet had frail, tremulous, and everlasting souls?”, “This is the saddest story I have ever heard.”, “Is the whole thing a folly and a mockery? Am I no better than a eunuch or is the proper man—the man with the right to existence—a raging stallion forever neighing after his neighbor’s womankind? This is the line written by John Dowell that opens the novel. Born date December 17, 1873 It would have done him a great deal of good to get killed.” And the task lasted for years.”, “It is a queer world and fantastic world. I have read about submarine crewmen who haunt the sonar room, listening to whale songs and colonies of snapping shrimp. He prefaces his story with his own judgment, saying that the "tale of passion" he promises will also be a tragedy. And, believe me, that feeling is a very important part of life.”, “In all matrimonial associations there is, I believe, one constant factor - a desire to deceive the person with whom one lives as to some weak spot in one's character or in one's career. ― Ford Madox Ford, quote from The Good Soldier, “The signal for the train's departure was a very bright red; that is about as passionate a statement as I can get into that scene.” and to carry with us the author’s best ideas. She had the seeing eye. We hope you’ll join us. But I think that love will be truer and more permanent in which self-sacrifice has been exacted.” It wasn't a minuet that we stepped; it was a prison - a prison full of screaming hysterics, tied down so that they might not outsound the rolling of our carriage wheels as we went along the shaded avenues of the Taunus Wald.” We are all so afraid, we are all so alone, we all so need from the outside the assurance of our own worthiness to exist.” Am I no better than a eunuch or is the proper man—the man with the right to existence—a raging stallion forever neighing after his neighbor’s womankind? the BookQuoters community. Or all men's lives like the lives of us good people - like the lives of the Ashburnhams, of the Dowells, of the Ruffords - broken, tumultuous, agonized, and unromantic lives, periods punctuated by screams, by imbecilities, by deaths, by agonies? Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, “I know nothing - nothing in the world - of the hearts of men. And, believe me, that feeling is a very important part of life.” ― Ford Madox Ford, quote from The Good Soldier, “Isn't there any heaven where old beautiful dances, old beautiful intimacies prolong themselves?” ― Ford Madox Ford, quote from The Good Soldier, “We are all so afraid, we are all so alone, we all so need from the outside the assurance of our own worthiness to exist.” ― Ford Madox Ford, quote from The Good Soldier, “With each new woman that a man is attracted to there appears to come a broadening of the outlook, or, if you like, an acquiring of new territory. Or all men's lives like the lives of us good people - like the lives of the Ashburnhams, of the Dowells, of the Ruffords - broken, tumultuous, agonized, and unromantic lives, periods punctuated by screams, by imbecilities, by deaths, by agonies? ― Ford Madox Ford, quote from The Good Soldier, “We talked of it, of course, but I guess Florence got all she wanted out of one look at a place. 368 How is it possible to have achieved nine years and to have nothing whatever to show for it?”, “I am not going to be so American as to say that all true love demands some sacrifice. Who the devil knows?” The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion is a 1915 novel by English novelist Ford Madox Ford. ― Ford Madox Ford, quote from The Good Soldier, “Is the whole thing a folly and a mockery? It wasn't a minuet that we stepped; it was a prison - a prison full of screaming hysterics, tied down so that they might not outsound the rolling of our carriage wheels as we went along the shaded avenues of the Taunus Wald.” Why can't people have what they want?” How does one put in one's time? Visit BN.com to buy new and used textbooks, and check out our award-winning NOOK tablets and eReaders. I once met a man who told me that after landing in Christchurch, New Zealand, after a winter at the South Pole research station, he and his companions spent a couple days just wandering around staring in awe at flowers and trees. ― Ford Madox Ford, quote from The Good Soldier, “So I shall just imagine myself for a fortnight or so at one side of the fireplace of a country cottage, with a sympathetic soul opposite me. world; conversely, gleaning the main ideas of a book via a quote or a quick summary is ― Ford Madox Ford, quote from The Good Soldier, “This is the saddest story I have ever heard.” ― Ford Madox Ford, quote from The Good Soldier, “The instances of honesty that one comes across in this world are just as amazing as the instances of dishonesty. typical of the Information Age but is a habit disdained by some diehard readers.

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