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Victorian Quotes
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"Those Victorian buildings were often painted creatively."
-Michelle Hill
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"Morris Kite was the chairman. I remember the first meeting of that committee, out in an abandoned Victorian mansion that was the first location of the Gay Community Services Center in Los Angeles, which Morris helped to found."
-Joseph Hansen
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"The British undoubtedly were at their very, very worst at this point in history - unbelievably violent and awful. It was through the idea of duty which came in the high-Victorian period."
-William Dalrymple
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"[Mr. Dudley subsequently made revisions, and some critics returned last month. Matt Wolf wrote in Variety that the projection] seems, thank heavens, to have simmered down. ... What's required, surely, is an authentically Victorian atmosphere, not something that looks like an out-of-focus video game."
-Charles Spencer
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"[The master bedroom gets drama from its large-scale Victorian furniture and sophisticated mauve color scheme.] We tried about 20 mauves until we found the right shade, ... It could get kind of Pepto-Bismoly or too purpley."
-Anna Sui
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"There is a lot of antique jewelry being sold now, showing how the Victorian look is also coming back. There will be a lot of lacey, feminine, mature tops for girls to wear this spring."
-Jennifer Bennett
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"It has beautiful Victorian staircase."
-Carolyn Harvey
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"They'd want to get fresh milk, so it would be nothing to be on the lake and there's a cow on a boat. You have to remember - if you came out (to the lake) in the Victorian era, you'd have to have three trunks of clothes. Women changed their clothes three times a day."
-Brandon Lane
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"The history of the Victorian Age will never be written: we know too much about it. For ignorance is the first requisite of the historian - ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art."
-Lytton Strachey
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"We bought the property as much for the tree as for the Victorian house."
-Donna Abbott
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"Everybody here studies non-military history as well as the battles. For example, members of the Civil War Ladies League are well acquainted with what life was like in Victorian times. Sometimes people seem intimidated by the re-enactors. We don't want that. If the person you are talking to can't answer your question, they'll be able to lead you to somebody who can."
-Mike Bilbo
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"Trafalgar was a defining moment in Britain's history as it established Britain's maritime ascendancy for 100 years which saw a fantastic growth of trade and empire during Victorian times."
-David Quarmby
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"He's just got to get back to thinking he's at the MCG of old, wearing a Victorian cap, and no-one's at the ground, and just play."
-Dean Jones
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"By putting a girl in there you immediately get a much more modern sensibility so you avoid making it a Victorian melodrama."
-Stephen Frears
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"The Victorian Government Solicitor's advice to us was that (a prosecution) wasn't going to succeed."
-Peter Cohen
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"It's a good result for the Victorian clubs."
-Trevor Nisbett
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"The Victorian Opposition continues to lose ground to the ALP, down 1.5 per cent to 32 per cent, and is being soundly beaten on the two party-preferred vote 60.5 per cent to 39.5 per cent."
-Gary Morgan
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"I do understand that density is a much more important factor than in the past, ... but Victorian terraces are built to exceedingly high densities, yet because of their high ceilings and clever design, they feel more spacious than modern homes."
-Phil Robinson
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"We have long passed the Victorian era, when asterisks were followed after a certain interval by a baby."
-W. Somerset Maugham
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"He has been a decent player in the past, having progressed through the Institute of Sport in Canberra but things have not worked out here. Daniel has got an opportunity now to get sorted out with perhaps a Victorian State League team and get himself back to fitness and show another A-League team that he is worthy of a contract for next season."
-Alan Vest
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"Tea-stained laces, Victorian accents, ruffles and textured fabrics like Swiss dot and crochet reinforce this sense of vintage femininity."
-Marla Shavin
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"We'd want the buildings there to be in the Victorian style and perhaps have the business owners living above their shops."
-Carl W. Block
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"These windows have had hundreds of people look through their panes. They have come from churches, ranch and farm houses, Victorian homes, and even a barn or two."
-Jeanie Cooper
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"The hospital was called Eloise, and it was this compound of big red Victorian buildings that we used to ride our bikes by. Growing up, we heard all kinds of horrible tales, and that's what we used in our book."
-Kelly Montee
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"We have Victorian houses, Craftsman houses, all kinds of architecture. A lot of people don't realize what a variety we have."
-Mike Starck
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"It will not take a modern Victorian specialist long to admit that liberal cultural heroes like John Stuart Mill, Arnold, Carlyle, Newman, Macaulay, Ruskin, George Eliot, and even Dickens had definite views on race and imperialism, which are quite easily to be found at work in their writing."
-Edward Said
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"His menus were very simple. They were not overblown and elaborate in the Victorian sense. You could taste the freshness and quality."
-Elizabeth Nosek
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