victorian quotes

As we have seen, WikiLeaks is a robust organization. During my time in solitary confinement in the basement of a Victorian prison, we continue to release, our media partners continued to write stories. The important revelations from this material continue to come out. We have approximately 2,000 cables into 250,000.Julian Assange

Victorian literature was my subject at Harvard.Margaret Atwood

I was once a graduate student in Victorian literature, and I believe as the Victorian novelists did, that a novel isn't simply a vehicle for private expression, but that it also exists for social examination. I firmly believe this.Margaret Atwood

One of Dickens' biggest influences was the growth of London as a Victorian city, and the extremes being created as it expanded.Danny Boyle

My grandmother flew only once in her life, and that was the day she and her new husband ascended into the skies of Victorian London in the wicker basket of a hot-air balloon. They were soon to emigrate to Canada, and the aerial ride was meant to be a last view of their beloved England.Alan Bradley

I get sent a lot of scripts which feature him as a kind of all-purpose Victorian literary character and really understand little, if anything, about him, his life or his books.Simon Callow

Journalists are always calling my features Edwardian or Victorian, whatever that means. I am small, and people were smaller in those times. I'm pale and sickly-looking. I look fragile-like a doll. But sometimes I just wish I had less of a particular look, one that was more versatile.Helena Bonham Carter

My great-grandfather was in the army in India, and we have photographs of my family there in full Victorian dress. They're incredibly romantic.Georgina Chapman

I don't have a collection, but I have a thing with jackets. I really like jackets. Whether it's an '80s motorbike jacket, or a Victorian jacket. I could wear the same jeans every day for months, but the jacket would be the thing that would change a lot.Josephine de La Baume

I was brought up very conservatively. My father was positively Victorian - I wasn't even allowed to wear my hair down.Britt Ekland

We all now tell stories by cutting from one dramatic scene to the next, whereas Victorian novelists felt free to write long passages of undramatic summary.Ken Follett

I think of myself now as a writer, although I wouldn't go as far as to say 'novelist' because that sounds like a Victorian person.Dawn French

I was the eldest daughter with these four beautiful younger sisters with ringlets and pretty faces, and I used to dress them up in Victorian clothes and take them out for the day and pretend they were mine.Sadie Frost

If I didn't already sense that I was different, I certainly was reminded, whether by my parents or by the other school kids. Not just reminded. Told... I was made to believe it wasn't right. If I went a little bit too off - slap! It was Dad's upbringing and it was Victorian, and that's the way he was.John Galliano

Victorian architecture in the United States was copied straight from England.Stephen Gardiner

The house I grew up in was a tall Victorian town house in Bristol. There were very big rooms, which were under-furnished and always cold.Philippa Gregory

I was Lady Gaga way before her time. I had a wee kettle for a handbag. Didn't everyone, at some point? One of the teachers used to call me Dame Flora Robson because I had this big, long Victorian skirt. And I wore a Peruvian hat. It was the 1980s - people were wearing lots of lace.Ashley Jensen

I don't watch television, but I saw 'The Office' by accident. I thought it was so sophisticated, the Victorian love story, and so bold. We'd do anything, all of us, to not work in that environment, and then I'm sitting there watching hours of it.Val Kilmer

There have been 14 versions that I can find of Burke & Hare movies. They have all been horror films and all the movies have taken place in Victorian times, which doesn't make any sense.John Landis

I am fascinated by history and particularly the Victorian era.Annie Lennox