Anthony Trollope Quotes

Most popular Anthony Trollope Quotes

Power corrupts.
— Anthony Trollope
Do not fire too much over the heads of your readers.
— Anthony Trollope

writing advice

The principal duty which a parent owes a child is to make him happy.
— Anthony Trollope
Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who has a low opinion of himself.

self-esteem self-image

Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who holds a low opinion of himself.
— Anthony Trollope

attitude

No man thinks there is much ado about nothing when the ado is about himself.

the self

There is no royal road to learning; no short cut to the acquirement of any art.

learning

Love is like any other luxury. You have no right to it unless you can afford it.
— Anthony Trollope

cynical love

Love is like any other luxury.  You have no right to it unless you can afford it.

love

The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy; it lasts when all other pleasures fade.
— Anthony Trollope

reading

It is the test of a novel writer's art that he conceals his snake-in-the-grass; but the reader may be sure that it is always there.

novels

I have from the first felt sure that the writer, when he sits down to commence his novel, should do so, not because he has to tell a story, but because he has a story to tell.

writers

The satirist who writes nothing but satire should write but little—or it will seem that his satire springs rather from his own caustic nature than from the sins of the world in which he lives.

satire

Marvellous is the power which can be exercised, almost unconsciously, over a company, or an individual, or even upon a crowd by one person gifted with good temper, good digestion, good intellects, and good looks.

charisma

There is nothing perhaps so generally consoling to a man as a well-established grievance; a feeling of having been injured, on which his mind can brood from hour to hour, allowing him to plead his own cause in his own court, within his own heart—and always to plead it successfully.