Monday, January 30, 2012

Thirteen at Dinner Quote III

"Really, Poirot," I stammered, "I'm awfully glad. I suppose I've learnt a good deal from you one way or another-"
He shook his head. "Mais non, ce n'est pas ça. You have learnt nothing."
"Oh!" I said, rather taken aback.
"That is as it should be. No human being should learn from another. Each individual should develop his own powers to the uttermost, not try to imitate those of someone else. I do not wish you to be a second and inferior Poirot. I wish you to be the supreme Hastings. And you are the supreme Hastings."

-Thirteen at Dinner, Agatha Christie

(previously published as 'Lord Edgeware Dies')

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Brown Fairy Book Quote I

'Did you not hear the song?' she asked, trembling.
'Suppose I did, how could that hurt me? It was the loveliest song I ever heard!'
'Yes, and after the song will come the apparation; and after that-after that--'
'I don't understand. Well-after that?'
'After that-death.'

-The Story of the Yara, The Brown Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Inkdeath Quote III

Without words she would die, she'd simply die, even faster than her mother had done.

-Inkdeath, Cornelia Funke

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Princess Academy Quote I

Look no farther than your hand
Make a choice and take a stand

-Princess Academy, Shannon Hale

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tunnels Quote I

"YOU'RE GOOD FOR NOTHING, YOU PATHETIC FOSSIL! YOU CAN STAY DOWN THERE AND ROT FOR ALL I CARE, YOU STUPID OLD RELIC!" she shrieked at the top of her lungs as she slammed the living-room door with an almighty crash.
"That can't be good for the paintwork," Will said distantly.

-Tunnels, Roderick Gordon & Brian Williams

Monday, January 16, 2012

Change Quote I

It's hard to fight when the fight ain't fair.

-Change by Taylor Swift

Friday, January 13, 2012

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Quote III

And, oh, the cry of sea gulls! Have you heard it? Can you remember?

-The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Quote I

"You must listen," said Pellegrina. "It is all in the story."

-The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Kate DiCamillo

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Inkdeath Quote II

Was there any more wretched existence than the life of a writer who had run out of words?

-Inkdeath, Cornelia Funke

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Spring Twilight by The Monk Nōin

Spring Twilight
Gathers in the mountain village.
As I approach
The cherry petals scatter
At the boom of the evening
Temple Bell.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

The Secret Garden Quote II

"How still it is!" she whispered. "How still!" Then she waited a moment and listened to the stillness.

-The Secret Garden, Frances Hogsdon Burnett