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My Favorite Quotations: Edward Bulwer-Lytton

April 3rd, 2006 by Michael Moncur in Biography

Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) has a bit of a reputation as a bad writer, mostly due to his famous line, “It was a dark and stormy night,” that lives on in endless parodies and even a bad writing contest. Since I’ve written about that before, I should probably mention that Bulwer-Lytton has a few great quotations as well as being the originator of the saying “The pen is mightier than the sword.” Here are a few of my favorites.

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