I’m a word lover and I’ve started compiling a database of favorite quotes, lyrics, and poems, including inspirational, humorous, romantic, wise, and just plain beautiful.

Here’s a random favorite (refresh this page to see another):

With an ordinary face he would have been one of the noblest members of the human race. He had a heart great enough to hold the empires of the world, and in the end he had to be content with a cellar.

Source: Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

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