Friday, April 29, 2011

Not in Vain by Emily Dickinson

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy Quote I

"Her name's Belle," Manfred continued.
"Belle what?" said Tancred, his pale hair bristling with electricity.
"It's not important." Manfred waved his hand.
"It is to me," Tancred persisted. "I like to know a person's whole name."

-Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy, Jenny Nimmo

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Emlyn's Moon Quote II

"Children are cruel," Nain muttered, "when they don't believe."

-Emlyn's Moon, Jenny Nimmo

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Castle of Llyr Quote I

"Strange," he added, with a quick glance at Taran, "I had always hoped that if Eilonwy were betrothed to anyone it would be-yes, well, what I mean to say is that despite all the squabbling and bickering between the two of you, I had rather expected..."
"Do not mock me," Taran burst out, reddening. "Eilonwy is a Princess of the House of Llyr. You know my station as well as I. Such a hope has never been in my mind. It is only fitting for Eilonwy to be betrothed to one of her own rank." Angrily he drew away from the bard and galloped ahead.
"So you say, so you say," murmured Fflewdurr, hurrying after him. "Look closer into your heart. You may find your opinion to be somewhat different."

-The Castle of Llyr, Lloyd Alexander

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Hounds of the Mórrígan Quote I

"You're a bit stupid, aren't you?"
"I got me quirks," muttered the frog.

-The Hounds of the Mórrígan, Pat O'Shea

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Japanese Proverb Quote I

The pebble in the brook secretly thinks itself a precious stone.

-Japanese proverb

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Black Cauldron Quote I

"That may be true," said Eilonwy, "but as far as being an Assistant Pig-Keeper is concerned, I think you're a perfectly marvelous one. Believe me, there's no question in my mind you're the best Assistant Pig-Keeper in all Prydain. How many others there are, I'm sure I don't know, but that's beside the point. And I doubt a single one of them would have done what you did."

-The Black Cauldron, Lloyd Alexander

Friday, April 08, 2011

The Count of Monte Cristo Quote II

"You cannot be taking me there to imprison me?" Dantès went on. "The Château d'If is a State prison, and is only used for important political offenders. I have committed no crime. Are there any judges or magistrates at the Château d'If?"
"As far as I know there are a governor, some gaolers, a garrison, and some good thick walls."

-The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Carl Sandburg Quote I

A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.

-Carl Sandburg

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Pearls of Lutra Quote I

"Dead and gone, no, gone to be dead,/ Following the crack that runs through his head."

-Pearls of Lutra, Brian Jacques