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Top 10 Classic Romances that Inspire to Love a Character and Mimic Them

  1. Austen’s Pride and Prejudice-Elizabeth or “Lizzie” Bennet
  2. Hardy’s Under the Greenwood Tree- Fancy Day
  3. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet-Romeo Montague
  4. Thackeray’s Vanity Fair- Becky Sharp 
  5. Cooper’s Last of the Mohicans-Hawkeye
  6. Christie’s Death on the Nile-Jacqueline de Bellefort 
  7. Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo-Edmond Dantes or “Monte Cristo”
  8. Austen’s Persuasion- Anne Elliot
  9. Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express-the group as a whole
  10. Austen’s Northanger Abbey- Isabella and James


(Because, who doesn’t like the master of disguise)

(Because we all want love in some form or fashion and do not want anyone to stand in our way)

(Because we all have something worth fighting for)

(Because we all have the ability to be vile and presumptuous and seemingly unaware if we want to actually admit it to ourselves)

(Because wow, there is power in numbers)

(Because sometimes the side story romance is better than the main one and well, Miss Austen, I wish now I could ask to have it written for me.)

Edith Wharton advice-no matter how…spread your light and make a mark on the world

Shakespeare Quotes on Being Successful

“Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”

We cannot predict, only give our all and see the outcomes.


“Love me or hate me, both are in my favor, if you love me, I’ll always be in your heart, if you hate me, I’ll always be in your mind.”

Oh, yes! I win either way. Some call it manipulation, but it makes one’s mark on the world either way!


“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”

I truly believe this. I am one to always be too early and sit in my car or grab coffee and wait than to EVER be late. It sends the wrong signal and rubs most people wrong.  And if young, better to change your ways early in life.


“Teach me how I should forget to think.”

I tend to take this to thought when I’m doing just that…THINKING too far about something that doesn’t deserve or need to be considered so much. There are times we should free our minds of clutter.

Shakespeare quotes to guide you through life.

“Go wisely and go slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall.” Romeo and Juliet

…because Romeo didn’t do just that. Nor did Juliet. Lesson learned too late….

“Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.” Hamlet

…because sometimes we stick out foot in out mouth.  Better to THINK it not SAY it.

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”

We all have dreams and want them fulfilled but cannot predict where we will be in ten years.

Shakespeare-Romeo and Juliet and temptation.

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Shakespeare-beauty and love and love at first sight!

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Shakespeare has it right about music. Me…to a tee!!!

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cowardice and valiancy by Shakespeare

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NOT in our stars…Shakespeare.

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Look deep within ourselves!

Shakespeare–To thine own self…

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