Accounts

Famous quotes containing the word accounts:

    Genius lasts longer than Beauty. That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    But, on more accounts than one, I had had enough of moose-hunting. I had not come to the woods for this purpose, nor had I foreseen it, though I had been willing to learn how the Indian manvred; but one moose killed was as good, if not as bad, as a dozen.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    No common-place is ever effectually got rid of, except by essentially emptying one’s self of it into a book; for once trapped in a book, then the book can be put into the fire, and all will be well. But they are not always put into the fire; and this accounts for the vast majority of miserable books over those of positive merit.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)