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