Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pippa's Song by Robert Browning

The year's at the spring,
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hill-side's dew-pearl'd;
The lark 's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God 's in His heaven—
All 's right with the world!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fever 1793 Quote II

"A woman's work is never done, isn't that what the fools say?"

-Fever 1793, Laurie Halse Anderson

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Count of Monte Cristo Quote I

Edmond Dantès: I don't believe in God.
Abbé Faria: It doesn't matter. He believes in you.

-The Count of Monte Cristo, 2002

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Magic Winter Quote I

"It was strange," said Squirrel, suprised. "That cardboard carton was not here before. There must be something wrong with it. Or is it just the wrong cave. I could also be the wrong squirrel, but I would rather not believe."

-The Magic Winter, Tove Jansson

Monday, January 17, 2011

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Quote III

"I have thought a long time about what that word could have been," Ba said, "Was it wisdom or honor? Love or truth? For a long time, I liked to think that the word was kindness." Ma's face remained hidden in Minli's bed, but her sobs had stopped and Ba knew she was listening. "But now," Ba said, "I think, perhaps, the word was faith."

-Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Grace Lin

Friday, January 14, 2011

Titanic: The Long Night Quote I

She had been hoping he'd kiss her again, had known that he wouldn't, what with him acting so strange and all. Still, she'd kept hoping right up until the very last minute. Foolish girl.

-Titanic: The Long Night, Diane Hoh

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Quote II

"You're the only dragon I've ever met in real life," she said, "and you feel real to me. So, I think you're a real dragon. Or, at least, real enough. Anyway, if we're going to Never-Ending mountain together, let's at least be real friends."
"Yes," Dragon agreed, and they both smiled.

-Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Grace Lin

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Seer of Shadows Quote I

Pegg was quiet for a moment, then blew out the candle. "The darkness fits the story," she whispered.

-Seer of Shadows, Avi

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

The End of the Beginning Quote II

"What an inspiring song," said Avon.
"One of the better things about it," Edward pointed out, "is the fact that it can be sung from either end. I sing it from the beginning, and my father sings it from the end."
"Can it be sung from the middle?"
"Absolutely," said Edward. "That's how my mother does it. As you can see, we are a family of individuals."
"Ah, but at least you're all singing the same song," said Avon.

-The End of the Beginning, Avi

Sunday, January 02, 2011

The Puppy Quote I

I don't need your bones, he said. Just give me my freedom...

-The Puppy, Alekandr Solzhenitsyn