Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Thirteen at Dinner Quote IV

Japp wiped his forhead and looked the picture of misery. Poirot made sympathetic noises, somewhat suggestive of a hen laying an egg. With more insight into the English character, I poured out a stiff whisky and soda and placed it in front of the gloomy inspector. He brightened a little.
"Well," he said. "I don't mind if I do."

-Thirteen at Dinner, Agatha Christie

(previously published as 'Lord Edgeware Dies')

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Cold Within by James Patrick Kinney

Six humans trapped by happenstance
In dark and bitter cold.
Each possessed a stick of wood,
Or so the story's told.

Their dying fire in need of logs,
But the first one held hers back.
For, of the faces around the fire,
She noticed one was black.

The next one looked across the way
Saw one not of his church,
And could not bring himself to give
The fire his stick of birch.

The third one sat in tattered clothes
He gave his coat a hitch.
Why should his log be put to use
To warm the idle rich.

The rich man just sat back and thought
Of wealth he had in store,
And keeping all that he had earned
From the lazy, shiftless poor.

The black man's face bespoke revenge
As the fire passed from his sight,
For he saw in his stick of wood
A chance to spite the white.

And the last man of this forlorn group
Did nought except for gain.
Giving just to those who gave
Was how he played the game.

Their sticks held tight in death's stilled hands
Was proof enough of sin;
They did not die from cold without...
They died from cold within.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Quote III

"What's the point of him then?" said Martin.
"The point is that he is Edward," said Abilene.

-The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Kate DiCamillo

Monday, February 20, 2012

Innocent Quote I

Who you are is not where you've been.
You're still an innocent.

-Innocent by Taylor Swift

Friday, February 17, 2012

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Quote I

Harry Potter: Why are you here, all of you?
Lily Potter: We never left.

-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Animal Family Quote I

Say what you like, but such things do happen--not often, but they do happen.

-The Animal Family, Randall Jarrell

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Quote II

"The end?" said Abilene indignantly. "Yes," said Pellegrina, "the end."
"But it can't be."
"Why can't it be?"
"Because it came too quickly. Because no one is living happily ever after, that's why."
"Ah, and so." Pellegrina nodded. She was quiet for a moment. "But answer me this: how can a story end happily if there is no love?"

-The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The Silver Spoon of Solomon Snow Quote I

"Stop teasin' him," said the Prodigy. "You's just jealous."
"No I'm not. Writers are creative people."

-The Silver Spoon of Solomon Snow, Kaye Umansky

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Over Sea, Under Stone Quote I

"Oh honestly, Jane," Simon said. "You can't find a treasure map and just say, 'Oh, how nice,' and put it back again."

-Over Sea, Under Stone, Susan Cooper

Thursday, February 02, 2012

We Seek After These Things Quote I

Our mighty God has given us
So much good to find.
There’s just no room for darkness in our lives.

-We Seek After These Things, Jenny Phillips