Saturday, February 26, 2011

Stormchaser Quote I

'Yesterday is over,' said Mother Horsefeather curtly. 'Tomorrow is still to come.'

-Stormchaser, Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Number the Stars Quote III

Ellen had said that her mother was frightened of the ocean, that it was too cold and too big. The sky was, too, thought Annemarie. The whole world was: too cold, too big. And too cruel.

-Number the Stars, Lois Lowry

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Charlie Bone and the Time Twister Quote I

"You'll have to do something about that brother of yours. He reads too much."
The matron gave a nasty laugh. "Oh, yes, he reads," she sniggered. "And that will be his downfall. Leave it to us."

-Charlie Bone and the Time Twister, Jenny Nimmo

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Norman Schwarzkopf Quote I

It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who go into battle.

-Norman Schwarzkopf

Monday, February 14, 2011

Pierre Auguste Renoir Quote I

The pain passes, but the beauty remains.

-Pierre Auguste Renoir

Friday, February 11, 2011

King Matt the First Quote III

"But I'm a soldier!" cried Matt. "You have the right to shoot me, but not to hang me."
"You think you're so smart," shouted the officer. "Now look what he wants. Maybe now you're a soldier, but back then you were Tomek and you betrayed us. And we are going to hang you."
"You can't hang me," Matt insisted, "because I was a soldier then, too."

-King Matt the First, Janusz Korczak

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Swallows and Amazons Quote I

But who would wave a flag to be rescued if they had a desert island of their own? That was the thing that spoilt Robinson Crusoe. In the end he came home. There never ought to be an end.

-Swallows and Amazons, Arthur Ransome

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Number the Stars Quote II

The whole world had changed. Only the fairy tales remained the same.

-Number the Stars, Lois Lowry

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Irish Fairy Tales Quote II

"Winter is in my heart," quoth he, "and I am cold already."

-Irish Fairy Tales, James Stephens