"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
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
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
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
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
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Monday, December 06, 2010
"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