Wednesday, March 30, 2011

George Weinberg Quote I

Hope never abandons you; you abandon it.

-George Weinberg

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Quote II

"Now I have been thinking within myself," quoth Little John, "what we are fighting for; but albeit I do not rightly know."

-The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, Howard Pyle

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch Quote IV

He'd dreamed of this minute halfway around the world. In his dreams, they would have been alone--maybe looking at the stars. He would have told her the legend of Machico and then--somehow--he'd never figured out just how--he would have worked around to telling her that he loved her.

-Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, Jean Lee Latham

Monday, March 21, 2011

Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean Quote II

"This isn't the last of me," he said. "This isn't the end of my story."

-Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean, Justin Somper

Friday, March 18, 2011

Shen of the Sea Quote I

Some time later a portrait was brought to His Majesty, the Emporer Wong Sing. The portrait was that of a beautiful maid. It bore no words. Wong Sing offered much gold to any person who could tell him the name of one so beautiful. The maiden would make him a superlative wife. He wished to find her. But he never did.

-Shen of the Sea, Arthur Bowie Chrisman

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Requiem by Robert Louis Stevenson

Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
   And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you grave for me:
Here he lies where he long'd to be;
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
   And the hunter home from the hill.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Book of Three Quote I

"It makes me feel funny not knowing someone's name. Wrong-footed, you know, or as if I had three thumbs on one hand, if you see what I mean. It's clumsy..."

-The Book of Three, Lloyd Alexander

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Two Towers Quote I

Sam: It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.
Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?
Sam: That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo...and it's worth fighting for.

-The Two Towers, 2002

Monday, March 07, 2011

Emlyn's Moon Quote I

"Maybe I can do it."
"Of course you can, girl. You've got imagination."

-Emlyn's Moon, Jenny Nimmo

Friday, March 04, 2011

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights Quote I

Then Parcenet looked very steadily at Sir Pellias, and she said, "I would have him about as tall thou art, and with the same color of hair and eyes, and with a straight nose like unto thine, and with a good wit such as thou hast."
"Alas!" said Sir Pellias, "I would that thou hadst told me this before we had come so far from Camelot; for I could easily have got thee such a knight at that place. For they have them there in such plenty that they keep them in wicker cages, and sell them two for a farthing."

-The Story of King Arthur and His Knights, Howard Pyle

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Mossflower Quote I

The first Kotir soldiers were hauled dripping to shore by the woodlanders. Dispirited, disarmed and soaking wet, they were made to sit at the water's edge by Skipper and the six hares, who fished them out with fearsome-looking pikes.
"Sit down there, you great wet weasel."
"Steady on, Trubbs old chap, that's a stoat."
"Oh, I say, sorry. Sit there, you soaking stoat."
"Saturated stoat, don't you mean, old bean?"
"Hmm, what about the weasels?"
"Oh, actually they get wringing wet, both beginning with W, you see."
"Righto. Sit over there, you wringing wet weasel."
"Oh golly, I've got a rat now. How d'you address these blighters?"
"Easy, old thing-rats are rancid."
"Rancid? That doesn't mean wet."
"No, but the wretched cove does look pretty rancid."
"So he does. Splendid. Sit there, you rancid rat!"

-Mossflower, Brian Jacques