Lies

Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies.

Background.  "Ask no questions, and you'll be told no lies." is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 2). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. This quotation is said by Pip's sister, Mrs. Joe Gargery. No first name is given in the book for his sister, who is twenty years his senior, and who mistreats the young Pip. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 2 of Great Expectations: While Mrs. [...]

2018-02-23T09:00:15+00:00 Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , |

No varnish can hide the grain of the wood; and that the more varnish you put on, the more the grain will express itself.

Background. "No varnish can hide the grain of the wood; and that the more varnish you put on, the more the grain will express itself." is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 22). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. In Chapter 22 of Great Expectations, Pip and Herbert Pocket have dinner during which Herbert gives his account of the life of Miss Havisham as told to him by his father. When [...]

2018-05-16T11:16:09+00:00 Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , , , |