Thursday, December 30, 2010

Les Misérables Quote I

"Victory! We are going to penetrate the mystery! We shall know the end of the end, we shall feel of the libertinism of our trickster!"

-Les Misérables, Victor Hugo

Monday, December 27, 2010

King Matt the First Quote II

Matt was not the least bit scared, and just answered: "That's all fine and dandy, but it's war now and no time to be sick or tired."

-King Matt the First, Janusz Korczak

Friday, December 24, 2010

King Matt the First Quote I

I think it's better to show pictures of what kings, travelers, and writers looked like before they grew up, or grew old, because otherwise it might seem that they knew everything from the start and were never young themselves. And then children will think they can't be statesmen, travelers, and writers, which wouldn't be true.

-King Matt the First, Janusz Korczak

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Inkheart Quote III

For Meggie had a plan: she wanted to learn to make up stories like Fenoglio. She wanted to learn to fish for words so that she could read aloud to her mother without worrying about who might come out of the stories and look at her with homesick eyes. So Meggie decided words would be her trade. And where better to learn that trade than in a house full of magical creatures, where fairies built their nests in the garden and books whispered on the shelves by night? As Mo had said: Writing stories is a kind of magic, too.

-Inkheart, Cornelia Funke

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ronia, the Robber's Daughter Quote I

Then she realized that there was even more to the world than she had thought. And it made her sad that the stars were there but she could never reach them, no matter how far she stretched her arms toward them.

-Ronia, the Robber's Daughter, Astrid Lindgren

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Night Has a Thousand Eyes by Francis William Bourdillon

The night has a thousand eyes,
And the day but one;
Yet the light of a bright world dies
When day is done.

The mind has a thousand eyes,
And the heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies
When love is done.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Number the Stars Quote I

"Now you are special forever," Lise had told her once, "because you have been greeted by a king."

-Number the Stars, Lois Lowry

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Ever After Quote I

Henry: Am I to understand that you find me... arrogant?
Danielle: Well, you gave one man back his life but did you even glance at the others?

-Ever After, 1998

Monday, December 06, 2010

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Quote I

"You're a talking fish?" Minli asked, her words tumbling into each other with excitement. "How can you talk?"
"Most fish can talk," the fish said, "if you are willing to listen. One, of course, must want to hear."

-Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Grace Lin

Friday, December 03, 2010

A Wrinkle in Time Quote II

"Why do you want your father?"
"Didn't you ever have a father yourself?" Meg demanded. "You don't want him for a reason. You want him because he's your father."

-A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L'Engle

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gypsy Rizka Quote II

"There's no such place, not really."
"Of course there is," Rizka said, "if you want it to be."

-Gypsy Rizka, Lloyd Alexander

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Secret Garden Quote I

It made her think that it was curious how much nicer a person looked when he smiled.

-The Secret Garden, Frances Hogsdon Burnett

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Love Gregor Quote I

But ay the louder he cried Annie,
The louder roared the sea.

-Love Gregor, Anonymous

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gypsy Rizka Quote I

"I remember he was tall and handsome-"
"To their children, all fathers are tall and handsome. They're supposed to be. It's a law of some kind."

-Gypsy Rizka, Lloyd Alexander

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean Quote I

"You misunderstand, boy. I do not wear the cutlass to remember my father. I wear it to remember that however great you are, however far and wide they know your name, it takes only one thrust of a stranger's sword to end it all."

-Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean, Justin Somper

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Bellmaker Quote I

"Cheer up, Rufey. It'll be a great adventure. I've been on adventures before, you'll enjoy it."

-The Bellmaker, Brian Jacques

Friday, November 12, 2010

Chains Quote I

"This is an outrage," Lockton fumed.
"No, Elihu," Bellingham said. "This is war."

-Chains, Laurie Halse Anderson

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The Adventures of Robin Hood Quote II

'Whither go you, my masters?' he asked. 'There be rogues in that direction.'
'Can you show us any direction,' answered Robin, 'in which there are no rogues?'

-The Adventures of Robin Hood, Roger Lancelyn Green

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Inkheart Quote II

She had been right. The world was a terrible place, cruel, pitiless, dark as a bad dream. Not a good place to live in. Only in books could you find pity, comfort, happiness-and love. Books loved anyone who opened them, they gave you security and friendship and didn't ask anything in return; they never went away, never, not even when you treated them badly.

-Inkheart, Cornelia Funke

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Dealing with Dragons Quote II

"Who are you?" Cimorene demanded. "And what are you doing in there?"
"I'm a prince," the man said in a gloomy tone, "and I'm reaping the rewards of my folly."
"What folly?"
The prince sighed. "It's a long story."
"Somehow they always seem to be long," Cimorene said.

-Dealing with Dragons, Patricia C. Wrede

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Away With Funeral Music by Robert Louis Stevenson

Away with funeral music - set
The pipe to powerful lips -
The cup of life's for him that drinks
And not for him that sips.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Gammage Cup Quote I

She paused to snatch a breath and hurried on before Ltd. could raise his astonished mouth from his beard. "Well, I'm not poor simple Muggles any longer, and I'm never going to be poor simple old Muggles again. Sometimes I used to write out my name Mgls. with a period, just to see how it must feel to be somebody instead of nobody. But I don't have to do that now. On our knoll, nobody cares how I spell my name. It's just me, plain Muggles, they care about, and I wouldn't put a period after it if you gave me one in a special meeting!"

-The Gammage Cup, Carol Kendall

Monday, October 25, 2010

Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix Quote I

Sirius Black: I want you to listen to me very carefully, Harry. You're not a bad person. You're a very good person, who bad things have happened to. Besides, the world isn't split into good people and Death Eaters. We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.

-Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix, 2005

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Quote I

This country is not Fairy-land. What is it? 'Tis the land of Fancy, and is of that pleasant kind that, when you tire of it,-whisk!-you clap the leaves of this book together and it's gone, and you are ready for every-day life, with no harm done. And now I lift the curtain that hangs between here and No-man's land. Will you come with me, sweet Reader? I thank you. Give me your hand.
-The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, Howard Pyle

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch Quote II

"You don't know what it's like for a woman, Nat," Mary went on. "You say good-by to your man. His ship stands out from Salem Harbor. Then the months pass-sometimes the years-with no word from him."
"They'll be coming back; just wait and see."
"I do wait," Mary told him. "I spend most of my life waiting."
Nat could not think of an answer to that.

-Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, Jean Lee Latham

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Muddle Earth Quote I

"Why don't you open it and see?" said Veronica.
"Because, my impatient feathered friend, half the pleasure of recieving an envelope is wondering what it may contain."

-Muddle Earth, Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Charlie Bone and the Hidden King Quote I

"I want to see the ladies in their ball gowns," said Billy. "Then I can tell you all about it." He didn't add that he wanted to imagine one of the beautiful dancing figures was his mother.

-Charlie Bone and the Hidden King, Jenny Nimmo

Sunday, October 10, 2010

We Have Always Lived in the Castle Quote I

Merricat, said Connie, would you like a cup of tea?
Oh no, said Merricat, you'll poison me.
Merricat, said Connie, would you like to go to sleep?
Down in the boneyard ten feet deep!

-We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Perloo the Bold Quote I

"Lucabara, you don't understand. I can read about heroes. I'm no good at being one."

-Perloo the Bold, Avi

Monday, October 04, 2010

The Count of Monte Cristo Quote I

"But what were you doing? Were you writing with those ink-stained fingers?"
"Yes, I was writing," replied Morrel. "I do sometimes, though I am a soldier."

-The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas

Friday, October 01, 2010

Masterpiece Quote I

When you saw different parts of the world, you saw different parts of yourself.

-Masterpiece, Elise Broach

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Irish Fairy Tales Quote I

"Then I would have All Knowledge."
"And after that?" the boy insisted.
"What should be after that?" the poet retorted.
"I mean, what would you do with All Knowledge?"
"A weighty question," said Finegas smilingly. "I could answer it if I had All Knowledge, but not until then. What would you do, my dear?"
"I would make a poem," Fionn cried.
"I think too," said the poet, "that is what would be done."

-Irish Fairy Tales, James Stephens

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch Quote I

"It's better, isn't it, son, to go back to my trade?"
"Yes, Father."
"Better to be a lucky cooper than an unlucky sailor?"
"Yes, sir, Father! Lots better to be a cooper. Uh-what's a cooper?"
Father chuckled. "He makes barrels." He stared out across the water again; his smile faded. "Barrels..." He sighed. "Come on, Nat."

-Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, Jean Lee Latham

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Wrinkle in Time Quote I

"I'm all confused again."
"Oh, so'm I," Calvin said gaily. "But now at least I know we're going somewhere."

-A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L'Engle

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Glory Road Quote I

Don Haskins: You quit now, you quit every day for the rest of your life.

-Glory Road, 2006

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dealing with Dragons Quote I

"Well, I won't deny that they probably behaved foolishly, but-"
"Foolishly!" Kazul snorted. "Any reasonable well-educated prince ought to have sense enough to follow directions when he's on a quest, but all of these fellows were sure they knew better. If they'd simply done what they were told, they wouldn't be here."
"Still, turning them into slabs of stone forever seems a little extreme."

-Dealing with Dragons, Patricia C. Wrede

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fever 1793 Quote I

Paris would smell like a lemon peel, far away and wonderful.

-Fever 1793, Laurie Halse Anderson

Friday, September 10, 2010

A Book by Emily Dickinson

There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.
This traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
That bears a human soul!

Monday, September 06, 2010

The Family Under the Bridge Quote I

In his misery he raised his eyes high over the altar-up to the stars in the Paris sky. "Please, God," he said, moving his lips soundlessly, "I've forgotten how to pray. All I know now is how to beg. So I'm begging you to find a roof for this homeless family." Then he was ashamed to notice that he was holding his beret up in his usual begging way.

-The Family Under the Bridge, Natalie Carlson Savage

Thursday, September 02, 2010

First Fig by Edna St. Vincent Millay

My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
It gives a lovely light.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

St. George and the Dragon Quote I

"Tomorrow I shall ride away and never stop until I find work which only a knight can do."

-St. George and the Dragon, J. Berg Esenwein & Marietta Stockard

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Adventures of Robin Hood Quote I

 'I think that was Sir Guy of Gisborne-who is my sworn enemy.'
'And my sworn lover,' added Marian, 'and for that I fear him all the more.'

-The Adventures of Robin Hood, Roger Lancelyn Green

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The End of the Beginning Quote I

"But don't you see," said Avon, close to tears, "the most important thing in the world is having adventures."

-The End of the Beginning, Avi

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Inkheart Quote I

"I'm not talking about children's magic. I mean the magic of the written word. Nothing is more powerful for good or evil, I do assure you."

-Inkheart, Cornelia Funke