Sunday, July 31, 2011

Inkheart Quote V

"A world of so many pages, Silvertongue, so very many pages, and I want to write my name on every one of them."

-Inkheart, Cornelia Funke

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Charlie Bone and the Beast Quote II

"It's a long way from the sea," he said in a surprisingly tuneful voice.
"You must learn to live without the sea for a while."

-Charlie Bone and the Beast, Jenny Nimmo

Monday, July 25, 2011

Simplicity by Jaana Olsen

(Previously posted at The Muddy Duck)

The simple things
like rain in the spring
and blue sky,
baby laughs
and grown men who cry.
These are the things
that catch the eye.
So why
call them simple?

Friday, July 22, 2011

Le Corbusier Quote I

I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.

-Le Corbusier

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Blind Side Quote I

Beth: You're changing that boy's life.
Leigh Anne Touhy: No. He's changing mine.

-The Blind Side, 2009

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Charlie Bone and the Beast Quote I

Dagbert frowned. "It's hard to keep stories to yourself," he murmured.
Charlie almost felt sorry for him. "Well, you won't get away with it a second time. Matron's told you now, so you'll have to keep your stories bottled up."
"Yes, I will," Dagbert said pensively. "Imagine. Stories in a bottle." Not for the first time Charlie wondered what was going on in Dagbert's head.

-Charlie Bone and the Beast, Jenny Nimmo

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Castle of Llyr Quote II

"It was no dream," Taran urged, "but the life you know; your own life, not a shadow that vanishes with the sun. Indeed, you went to the highest branch. It snapped, as I feared it would."
"How should anyone know someone else's dream?" said Eilonwy, as though speaking to herself. "Yes, it broke and I was falling. There was someone below who caught me. Could it have been an Assistant Pig-Keeper? I wonder what has become of him?"
"He is here now," Taran said quietly. "He has long sought you and in ways he himself didn't know. Now that he has found you, can you not find your path back to him?"

-The Castle of Llyr, Lloyd Alexander

Monday, July 11, 2011

Thirteen at Dinner Quote I

"Nothing like a bond, is there, dear old fellow. You and I. You and I. Who the devil are you, by the way?"
"My name is Hastings."
"You don't say so. Now I could have sworn you were a chap called Spencer Jones. Dear old Spencer Jones. Met him at the Eton and Harrow and borrowed a fiver from him. What I say is one face is very like another face--that's what I say. If we were a lot of Chinese we wouldn't know each other apart."

-Thirteen at Dinner, Agatha Christie
(previously published as 'Lord Edgeware Dies')

Friday, July 08, 2011

Outcast of Redwall Quote I

"Right y'are, Bella marm, y'know what I always say: 'Apples is ripe when they're ready,/ When pears is ripe they'll fall,/ What must happen will happen,/ Or it won't happen at all!'"

-Outcast of Redwall, Brian Jacques

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The Immortals Quote I

'Don't turn your back on me, lamplighter,' he said. 'Daddy's not here to look after his precious little boy any more-remember?'
'I remember,' muttered Nate, his eyes blazing. Beside him, the underbiters hurriedly finished their breakfast and, climbing from the bench, made themselves scarce.
Rudd placed his bowl down on the table and, stepping calmly forward, took Nate's from his trembling fingers and placed it down alongside his own.
'Maybe not, Thuggbutt," said Rudd coolly. "But I am."

-The Immortals, Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Watership Down Quote I

"It's the place that worries you," said Hazel. "I don't like it myself, but it won't go on forever."

-Watership Down, Richard Adams