"When I met Julia Ingledew, it was like finding a treasure-someone else who was fascinated by the past, who thought of nothing by spending a whole week pursuing one tiny, elusive fact in order to complete a puzzle. To me such a person is a jewel, Charlie, even if she were not the most congenial and lovely person I have ever met."
Charlie had never heard his uncle speak so passionately. "Are you going to marry her?" he asked.
Paton blinked and then said quietly, "I dare not even think about that."
"Why not? It seems like a good idea to me," he said bluntly.
Uncle Paton gave a delicate cough. "Our subject was the Castle of Mirrors, not the future of Paton Yewbeam," he said in a flat tone. "Are you interested in this book or not?
-Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors, Jenny Nimmo
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
ARTHUR: (Disparagingly) Knights at a table...
GUENEVERE: (Correcting him) A round table.
ARTHUR: (Corrected) Round table. Might for right, a new order of chivalry, shining knights gallivanting around the countryside like angels in armor, sword-swinging apostles battling to snuff out evil! Why, it's naïve...it's adolescent...it's juvenile...it's infantile...it's folly...it's...it's...
GUENEVERE: It's marvelous.
ARTHUR: Yes, it is. It's marvelous. Absolutely marvelous.
-Camelot, Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Blerun leaned on his lance and nodded. "I know; we have watched you since you camped there. Do you serve Urgan Nagru the Foxwolf?"
Before an otter could lift javelin, Finnbarr's twin swords had cleared thier sheaths. He went into a fighting crouch, his single eye glittering hotly. "No, matey, we've come t'battle with 'im, so if you're on the Foxwolf's side we'd best start the party right 'ere!"
-The Bellmaker, Brian Jacques
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Life, believe, is not a dream
So dark as sages say;
Oft a little morning rain
Foretells a pleasant day.
Sometimes there are clouds of gloom,
But these are transient all;
If the shower will make the roses bloom,
O why lament its fall?
Life's sunny hours flit by,
Enjoy them as they fly!
What though Death at times steps in,
And calls our Best away?
What though sorrow seems to win,
O'er hope, a heavy sway?
Yet Hope again elastic springs,
Unconquered, though she fell;
Still buoyant are her golden wings,
Still strong to bear us well.
The day of trial bear,
For gloriously, victoriously,
Can courage quell despair!
Monday, June 06, 2011
If you had been there you would have heard them saying things like, "Oh look! Our coronation rings - do you remember first wearing this? - Why, this is the little brooch we all thought was lost - I say, isn't that the armour you wore in the great tournament in the Lone Islands? - do you remember the dwarf making that for me? - do you remember drinking out of that horn? - do you remember, do you remember?"
-Prince Caspian, C. S. Lewis