Wednesday, December 28, 2011

If My Heart Was a House Quote I

If my heart was a compass you'd be North.

-If My Heart Was a House by Owl City

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Miracle on 34th Street Quote I

Kris Kringle: Now, you've heard of the French nation and the British nation. Well, this is the Imagi-nation.

-Miracle on 34th Street, 1947

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Christmas Box Quote I

(Previously posted at The Muddy Duck)
"This is not a trivial question," she added firmly. "Understanding the first gift of Christmas is important."
"I'm sure it is, Mary, but this is important right now."
"No," she snapped, "you don't know what is important right now." She turned abruptly and walked from the room.

-The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans

Friday, December 23, 2011

Vladimir Nabakov Quote I

A Girl Writing by Henriette Browne
The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.
-Vladimir Nabakov

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Titanic: The Long Night Quote II

"Me own heart was hurtin', not knowin' where you'd got to, not knowin' if you was safe." There, she'd said it. Let him do with it whatever he wanted. She watched as the look on his handsome face changed from confusion to disbelief, and back to confusion again.
His jaw dropped, and he asked, "What are you sayin'? Say it again, so I don't get it wrong."
"I love you, Paddy."

-Titanic: The Long Night, Diane Hoh

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Henry David Thoreau Quote I

Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

The world is but a canvas to our imagination.

-Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thirteen at Dinner Quote II

"Poirot," I said, as he remained rapt in thought, "hadn't we better go on? Everyone is staring at us."
"Eh? Well, perhaps you are right. Though it does not incommode me that people should stare. It does not interfere in the least with my train of thought."
"People were beginning to laugh," I murmured.

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

Monday, December 12, 2011

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table Quote II

'The mightier mine enemies be, the greater my honour if I conquer them,' said Sir Gareth.

-King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, Roger Lancelyn Green

Friday, December 09, 2011

The Better Part Quote I

"Was Christ a man like us? Ah! let us try
If we then, too, can be such men as he!”

-The Better Part, Matthew Arnold

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Aung San Suu Kyi Quote I

 It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.
-Aung San Suu Kyi

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Inkdeath Quote I

Dustfinger's expression gave nothing away. He really didn't know yet! Ah, love. What a perfect tool of revenge. Even the fearless heart that Dustfinger had brought back from the dead was powerless against it. "You should really go to her. She's sobbing in the most heartrending way, tearing her beautiful hair." The look in his eyes! Got you, thought Orpheus. Got you both on the hook now, you and the Bluejay. "My black dog is guarding your daughter," he went on, and every word tasted as good as spiced wine. "I expect she's terribly afraid. But I've ordered my dog not to feast on her sweet flesh and soul...just yet." There--so fear could sting Dustfinger after all. His unscarred face turned pale. He stared at Orpheus's shadow, but the Night-Mare did not emerge from it. The Night-Mare was outside the cage where Brianna sat weeping and calling for her father.
"I'll kill you if it so much as touches her. I don't know much about killing, but for you I'd learn!"

-Inkdeath, Cornelia Funke

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Inkspell Quote II

And Meggie had realized that there was no return from death, even for creatures made of nothing but words.

-Inkspell, Cornelia Funke