Ann Radcliffe

From Quotes
I have made decisions that turned out to be wrong, and went back and did it another way, and still took less time than many who procrastinated over the original decision. Your brain is capable of handling 140, 000 million bits of information in one second, and if you take hours or days or weeks to reach a vital decision, you are short-circuiting your most valuable property.
Jerry Gillies
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Ann Radcliffe, (July 9, 1764 - February 7, 1823) was an English author, a pioneer of the gothic novel.

Attributed

  • Fate sits on these dark battlements and frowns,
    And as the portal opens to receive me,
    A voice in hollow murmurs through the courts
    Tells of a nameless deed.
    • Motto to the novel, The Mysteries of Udolpho, presumed to be Radcliffe's own composition, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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