Phrases with "recalls"

At the moment of reading, they make the impression of an intense reality, and they remain real, but one recalls them as one recalls the people read of in last weeks’s or last year’s newspaper. Emile Zola by William Dean Howells

Virginia Woolf It is the memory of my nose that recalls me. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

H. G. Wells He recalls all these details very exactly. The Queer Story of Brownlow’s Newspaper by H. G. Wells [1932]

Guy de Maupassant The horrible vengeance of that dreadful chemist of Pecq recalls to me the shocking drama of which I was, in spite of myself, a spectator. A Wife’s Confession (Confessions d'une femme) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Olaf Stapledon The spirit of Man recalls how, though in full possession of all his members, he was perplexed and impotent. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

H.P. Lovecraft These fragments, as Armitage recalls them, ran something like ‘N’gai, n’gha’ghaa, bugg-shoggog, y’hah: Yog–Sothoth, Yog–Sothoth . The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

And he recalls the reference of Ptolemy to the magnetic rocks in the Manioles. A second inscription is added to Ruysch’s map in the ornamental margin that borders the Arctic islands. On the Magnet by William Gilber

He recalls an old professor saying to him once: ‘Yes, we philosophers, whenever we wish, can go so far that in a couple of sentences we can put ourselves where nobody can follow us. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Charles Dickens The dread word, GHOST, recalls me. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens [1848]

H. G. Wells It recalls man to a clean and creative life from the entanglements and perversion of secondary issues into which he has fallen. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

H. G. Wells One recalls acts and cannot recall motives; one recalls quite vividly moments that stand out inexplicably — things adrift, joining on to nothing, leading nowhere. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Guy de Maupassan They stir remembrances that were so delightful and that are now past forever, and one is reminded of persons whom one had forgotten and recalls once more. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

H. G. Wells It recalls one of the brightest incidents in my life and I cannot omit it here. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

The doubting attitude of the business-man-prophet recalls a story I read recently in a book of London gossip published in the late nineties. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

The voice of the clergyman recalls him to himself. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Robert Louis Stevenson He recalls a supper-party pleasantry with something akin to tenderness; and sounds the praises of the act of drinking as if it were virtuous, or at least witty, in itself. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Theodore Dreiser It is instinct which recalls the criminal — it is instinct (where highly organised reasoning is absent) which gives the criminal his feeling of danger, his fear of wrong. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Victor Hugo To surrender on the score of gallantry implies learning, recalls Menalcas and Amaryllis, and is almost a literary act. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Robert Louis Stevenson Pity they all can’t get that! It recalls my old proposal, which delighted Lady Taylor so much, that every divinity student should be thirty years old at least before he was admitted. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

G. K. Chesterton I will give only one case, since it recalls my connection with a very early controversy. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

George Meredith This voice outlives the rest at every strophe, and contrives to add a supplemental antiphonic phrase that recalls in turn the favourite melodies of the opera. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

James Joyce O Doady, loved one of old, faithful lifemate now, it may never be again, that faroff time of the roses! With the old shake of her pretty head she recalls those days. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

The same kind of feeling pursues us in many other instances, but there is no place which recalls so strongly our recollections of childhood as Astley’s. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Samuel Johnson He rarely either recalls old phrases, or twists his metre into harsh inversions. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Rudyard Kipling He looks like a scribe to the boot-heels, and, with his unvarying smile and regulated gesticulation, recalls memories of up-country courts. City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Edward Bellamy He but dimly recalls the city as he knew it when a child. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

In the “American Note–Books” occurs an anecdote which recalls the climax of the romance. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

What he concretely has before his mind, as he reasons, is some supposed objective instance of knowing, as he conceives it to go on in some other person, or recalls it from his own past. The Meaning of Truth by William James

H. G. Wells Tell me about these samurai, who remind me of Plato’s guardians, who look like Knights Templars, who bear a name that recalls the swordsmen of Japan . A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

I flatter myself that he pities my errors, especially when he recalls his own. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Bram Stoker It is only now and again, when something recalls it to her mind, that she thinks of her terrible scar. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

What memories it recalls of long-forgotten friends; as one looks upon the faded pictures, how clearly old scenes rise before one. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

John Morley Every association that belongs to his name recalls tumult and haste and shrill contention with men and circumstance. Voltaire by John Morley

The memories which his name recalls are for the most part of thoughtful kindnesses, of simple-hearted joy in feeling himself at last appreciated, of tender sympathy with the young. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

In his Life of Franklin Pierce, he recalls Pierce’s chairmanship of the Athenaean Society, on the committee of which he himself held a place. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Anthony Trollope There is an ease of manner with them which recalls with unfavourable reminiscences the hard self-consciousness of the better class of our citizens. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Sigmund Freud The white spot recalls diphtheria, and thus Irma's friend, but it also recalls the grave illness of my eldest daughter two years earlier, and all the anxiety of that unhappy time. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Elizabeth Gaskell Another of the girls recalls her first sight of Charlotte, on the day she came, standing by the schoolroom window, looking out on the snowy landscape, and crying, while all the rest were at play. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Penelope recalls the commands of Odysseus when he set forth (O. xviii. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Andrew Lang The fantasy has its setting in a commonplace New England environment, and thus recalls a Hawthorne less subtle and concentrated, but much more humorous. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Sigmund Freud As the opera performed was Fidelio, he recalls the words: He who a charming wife acquires. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

John Keats This verse strongly recalls certain parts of the frieze of the Parthenon (British Museum). Poems published in 1820 by John Keats

Olaf Stapledon Thus the visual appearance of an orange as a round, yellow, mottled patch recalls the fragrance and sweetness that were formerly associated with such visual experiences. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

It is not her head it recalls to me, and yet — my soul, it is! The doctor, knowing me well, did not try to break the silence of that first grewsome minute. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

The career of the fourth lord’s second son, John, the poet’s grandfather, recalls that of the sea-kings from whom the family claim to have sprung. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

H. G. Wells Prince Otto, like myself, has a profound understanding of the philosophy of history, and like myself he recalls a great nation to its destiny. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Sigmund Freud That it makes a selection in accordance with principles other than those governing our waking memory, in that it recalls not essential and important, but subordinate and disregarded things; 3. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Benjamin Disraeli It recalls the past; it makes us ponder over the future; and youth, gay and light-hearted youth, is taught, for the first time, to regret and to fear. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Their names are wrought into the verbs of language, their works and effigies are in our houses, and every circumstance of the day recalls an anecdote of them. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

On the rare occasions when I do see him, I think of his mother, whose heavenly beauty he recalls to me, and whom I may not see, and he must find me a serious person, which, with children, means sad. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Olaf Stapledon Searching more closely his future memory of his end, the spirit of Man recalls with human horror the slaughter of all his members, and his own extinction. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Alfred Ainger Mr. Crossley recalls with perfect distinctness the aspect of Lamb as he sat at his desk in his room at the India House, looking the more diminutive for being perched upon a very high stool. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

H. G. Wells It recalls that excellent old story, which has rather dropped out of attention nowadays, of the headmaster’s repartee. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

I like to go to a ball; it recalls my old dancing days. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Wilkie Collins I like to remember the hours that were once dear to me, and to see the place that recalls them. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Robert Louis Stevenson A pretty, young face recalls hers by contrast — a careworn face recalls it by association. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

The sight of those words recalls the whole occurrence. A Difficult Problem by Anna Katharine Green

It has stamped itself upon Mansell’s memory, and when, after the assassination of Mrs. Clemmens, he recalls those words, he is convinced that she has slain Mrs. Clemmens to help him. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

After this he recalls to him the advice of Peleus; removing any resentment toward himself, he attributes it to the character of his father as being more able to move him. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

William Morris A friend who saw William Morris on the day after the printing of the page above mentioned recalls his elation at the success of his new type. The Art and Craft of Printing by William Morris [1902]

Sigmund Freud The whole plea — for this dream is nothing elserecalls vividly the defence offered by a man who was accused by his neighbour of having returned a kettle in a damaged condition. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Jules Verne The sight of Huntly recalls to my recollection the prisoner still below, and my first impulse is to rush to the staircase and do what I can to set him free. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Olaf Stapledon For he recalls them through his instant of exaltation in eternity, as old unhappy far-off things, needful somehow for the eternal glory, and themselves thereby redeemed. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Sir Walter Scott Women Pleased. Our narrative now recalls us for a moment to the period when young Hazlewood received his wound. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Let fancy pourtray the joyous scene of the twentieth of June, such as even now my aching heart recalls it. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

And a contrasting touch recalls the healing power of those gentle and familiar presences which came to Ruth in her stormy madness with visitations of momentary calm. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

He recalls to me a crocodile in human shape. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Do you know, Mark, my boy, that any mention of this self-same Bird recalls at once one of the happiest and at the same time one of the very saddest memories of my life. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Sigmund Freud The same dreamer, on another occasion, relates a short dream which almost recalls the technique of a rebus. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Charles Dudley Warner In a letter to his old comrade, Prince Polgorouki, then Russian Minister at Naples, he recalls the days of their delightful intercourse at the D’Oubrils’: “Time dispels charms and illusions. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

G. K. Chesterton The communication she has sent to us runs as follows:— “Lady Bullingdon recalls the painful incident to which reference is made, and has no desire to deal with it in detail. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

A. E. W. Mason While the tumbrils thunder in the streets he adds a delicate tint to the picture he is engaged upon or recalls his triumph in his last great part. The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason [1917]

Anatole France I like him even more to-day, because he recalls to me, in his venerable and touching candor, the old cobbler to whom you were speaking so kindly this morning. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]