Over this country, when the giant Eagle flings the shadow of his wing, the land is darkened. So compact is it that the wing covers all its extent in one pause of the flight. The sea breaks on the pale line of the shore; to the Eagle's proud glance waves run in to the foot of the hills that are like rocks planted in green water.
Rogue Herries (1930), first lines.
Tisn't life that matters! 'Tis the courage you bring to it.Hugh Walpole
Don't play for safety. It's the most dangerous thing in the world.Hugh Walpole
The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and a thousand other things well.Hugh Walpole
The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a glowing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing, it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of Divine accident.Hugh Walpole
I am asking you again to marry me as I did a fortnight ago.Hugh Walpole