The pipe to powerful lips -
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
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
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
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
"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
"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
"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
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
Monday, October 04, 2010
"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