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Edgar Rice Burroughs
By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Golf is a mental disorder.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

I have ever been prone to seek adventure and to investigate and experiment where wiser men would have left well enough alone.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

And so, in silence, we walked the surface of a dying world, but in the breast of one of us at least had been born that which is ever oldest, yet ever new. I loved Dejah Thoris. The touch of my arm upon her naked shoulder had spoken to me in words I would not mistake, and I knew that I had loved her since the first moment my eyes had met hers that first time in the plaza of the dead city of Korad.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

It is a characteristic of the weak and criminal to attribute to others the misfortunes that are the result of their own wickedness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

This was life! Ah, how he loved it! Civilization held nothing like this in its narrow and circumscribed sphere, hemmed in by restrictions and conventionalities. Even clothes were a hindrance and a nuisance. At last he was free. He had not realized what a prisoner he had been.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

So strong is the power of superstition that even though we know that we have been reverencing a sham, yet still we hesitate to admit the validity of our new-found convictions.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

P38- little tarzan, which was the name they had given to the tiny lord greystoke and which meant white skin

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

It must be that I am dreaming, and that I shall awaken in a moment to see that awful knife descending toward my heart- kiss me, dear, just once before I lose my dream forever." -Jane-

By Anonym 18 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The girls head went high. "There could be but one suitable reply to your assertion, Mr. Clayton," she said icily, "and I regret that I am not a man, that I might make it." She turned quickly and entered the cabin.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Yes, your man, Jane Porter. Your savage, primeval man come out of the jungle to claim his mate--the woman who ran away from him," he added almost fiercely.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Traveling through space is stupifyingly monotonous.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

If your vocation be shoeing horses, or painting pictures, and you can do one or the other better than your fellows, then you are a fool if you are not proud of your ability. And so I am very proud that upon two planets no greater fighter has ever lived than John Carter, Prince of Helium.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Anger and hate against one we love steels our hearts, but contempt or pity leaves us silent and ashamed.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Twenty years have intervened; for ten of them I lived and fought for Dejah Thoris and her people, and for ten I have lived upon her memory.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The whole fabric of our religion is based on superstitious beliefin lies that have been foisted upon us for ages by those directly above us, to whose personal profit and aggrandizement it was to have us continue to believe as they wished us to believe.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Captain Billings," he drawled finally, "if you will pardon my candor, I might remark that you are something of an ass, don't you know.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

I am Tarzan of the Apes. I want you. I am yours. You are mine. We live here together always in my house. I will bring you the best of fruits, the tenderest deer, the finest meats that roam the jungle. I will hunt for you. I am the greatest of the jungle fighters. I will fight for you. I am the mightiest of the jungle fighters. You are Jane Porter, I saw it in your letter. When you see this you will know that it is for you and that Tarzan of the Apes loves you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Were there no desire there would be no virtue, and because one man desires what another does not, who shall say whether the child of his desire be Vice or Virtue?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

As the body rolled to the ground Tarzan of the Apes placed his foot upon the neck of his lifelong enemy and, raising his eyes to the full moon, threw back his fierce young head and voiced the wild and terrible cry of his people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

...and also with sufficient good judgment to appreciate that while he might enjoy the contemplation of his superiority to the masses, there was little likelihood of the masses being equally entranced by the same cause.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

...smiles are the foundation of beauty.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Those who know say that the most painful punishment that can be inflicted upon an adult male, short of injuring him, is a good, old fashioned shaking.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

I got this story from someone who had no business in the telling of it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

I’ll bet you’re some looker when you’re dolled up!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Beast?" Jane murmured. "Then God make me a beast; for, man or beast, I am yours.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

I had aimed at Mars and was about to hit Venus; unquestionably the all-time cosmic record for poor shots.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tut, tut! I have often admonished my pupils to count ten before speaking. Were I you, Mr. Philander, I should count at least a thousand, and then maintain a discreet silence.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

We are, all of us, creatures of habit, and when the seeeming necessity for schooling ourselves in new ways ceases to exist, we fall naturally and easily into the manner and customs which long usage has implanted ineradicably within us.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Could it be that there were other things more desirable than cold logic and undefiled brain power?

By Anonym 18 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The magnificent diamond locket which hung about Tarzan's neck, had been a source of much wonderment to Jane. She pointed to it now, and Tarzan removed it and handed the pretty bauble to her. She saw that it was the work of a skilled artisan and that the diamonds were of great brilliancy and superbly set, but the cutting of them denoted that they were of a former day. She noticed too that the locket opened, and, pressing the hidden clasp, she saw the two halves spring apart to reveal in either section an ivory miniature.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

For me, temperance is essential to good work.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Even brave men, and D'Arnot was a brave man, are sometimes frightened by solitude.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

You didn't find any trace of her?" asked d'Arnot. // Tarzan shook his head. "None. In the jungle, I could have found her; but here –-here, in civilization, a man cannot even find himself.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

To lose the only creature in all his world who ever had manifested love and affection for him was the greatest tragedy he had ever known.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

He longed for the little cabin and the sun-kissed sea - for the cool interior of the well-built house, and for the never-ending wonders of the many books.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew nothing about writing and have merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Yes, I was a fool, but I was in love, and though I was suffering the greatest misery I had ever known I would not have had it otherwise for all the riches of Barsoom. Such is love, and such are lovers wherever love is known.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

I verily believe that a man's way with women is in inverse ratio to his prowess among men. The weakling and the saphead have often great ability to charm the fair sex, while the fighting man who can face a thousand real dangers unafraid, sits hiding in the shadows like some frightened child.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

There was one slight, desperate chance, and that I decided I must take--it was for Dejah Thoris, and no man has lived who would not risk a thousand deaths for such as she.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

For myself, I always assume that a lion is ferocious, and so I am never caught off my guard.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

No fiction is worth reading except for entertainment. If it entertains and is clean, it is good literature, or its kind. If it forms the habit of reading, in people who might not read otherwise, it is the best literature.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

As much as I enjoy a fight, I cannot always indulge myself, and just now I had more weighty matters to occupy my time than spilling the blood of strange warriors.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

As he emerged again and crossed through the dining-room he saw that Murray had regained consciousness and was sitting at a table wiping the blood from his face with a wet napkin. As Murray’s eyes fell upon his late antagonist he half rose from his chair and shook his fist at Jimmy. “I’ll get you for this, young feller!” he yelled. “I’ll get you yet, and don’t you forget it.” “You just had me,” Jimmy called back; “but it didn’t seem to make you very happy.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

If I sometimes seem to take too great pride in my fighting ability, it must be remembered that fighting is my vocation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

In that little party there was not one who would desert another; yet we were of different countries, different colours, different races, different religions--and one of us was of a different world.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

My attention was quickly riveted by a large red star close to the distant horizon. As I gazed upon it I felt a spell of overpowering fascination—it was Mars, the god of war, and for me, the fighting man, it had always held the power of irresistible enchantment. As I gazed at it on that far-gone night it seemed to call across the unthinkable void, to lure me to it, to draw me as the lodestone attracts a particle of iron.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

In his savage, untutored breast new emotions were stirring. He could not fathom them. He wondered why he felt so great an interest in these people—why he had gone to such pains to save the three men. But he did not wonder why he had torn Sabor from the tender flesh of the strange girl. Surely the men were stupid and ridiculous and cowardly. Even Manu, the monkey, was more intelligent than they. If these were creatures of his own kind he was doubtful if his past pride in blood was warranted. But the girl, ah—that was a different matter. He did not reason here. He knew that she was created to be protected, and that he was created to protect her

By Anonym 16 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

His straight and perfect figure, muscled as the best of the ancient Roman gladiators must have been muscled, and yet with the soft and sinuous curves of a Greek god, told at a glance the wondrous combination of enormous strength with suppleness and speed.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Men were indeed more foolish and more cruel than the beasts of the jungle! How fortunate was he who lived in the peace and security of the great forest!