Literary Quotes – “The Count of Monte Cristo” – Alexandre Dumas

“All human wisdom is contained in these two words – Wait and Hope”

– Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

I’ve never read this book.  Its sheer size is intimidating.  I’ve read The Three Musketeers and thoroughly enjoyed it.  But this quote is accurate.  We spend so much of our lives waiting for what we want and hoping it will happen.

Have you read it?  If so, what did you think?

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6 thoughts on “Literary Quotes – “The Count of Monte Cristo” – Alexandre Dumas

  1. Dave Astor says:

    “The Count of Monte Cristo” IS long, but very hard to put down. A page-turner that’s probably the greatest revenge tale ever.

  2. Mei-Mei says:

    I loved it. You should totally read it. They do make abridged versions ~_^

  3. gpj103 says:

    In one word…brilliant. One of my favourites. Simple story on the face of it but complex underneath, I think Dumas is one of the finest storytellers to have graced our Earth.

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