Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lord Brocktree Quote I

"Well, I'm sick an' fed up o' bein' called longears, see! I'll call you Jukka, you call me Fleetscut, I'll call your blinkin' lot squirrels, an' you call my flippin' lot hares, wot, wot?" Jukka feigned an air of indifference. "As thou pleasest."
"You can bet your jolly life I pleasest!"

-Lord Brocktree, Brian Jacques

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Brave Quote I

So long the status quo.
I think I just let go.
You make me want to be brave.
The way it always was
Is no longer good enough
You make me want to be brave. 
-Brave by Nichole Nordeman

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tao Saying Quote I

Property of National Geographic
The journey is the reward.

-Tao saying

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Chesnut Soldier Quote I

"I know that man. And I knew he'd come back, to finish a story. Perhaps you can help him."

-The Chesnut Soldier, Jenny Nimmo

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Star of Kazan Quote III

Professor Gertrude was against it: "There's no need to tell her, it'll only make her miserable."
But both Julius and Emil said she should know. "Truth is important," they said, "even for children. Particularly for children."

-The Star of Kazan, Eva Ibbotson

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The House by the Side of the Road by Sam Walter Foss

by Jennifer Bellinger
There are hermit souls that live withdrawn
In the peace of their self-content;
There are souls, like stars, that dwell apart,
In a fellowless firmament;
There are pioneer souls that blaze their paths
Where highways never ran;
But let me live by the side of the road
And be a friend to man.

Let me live in a house by the side of the road,
Where the race of men go by;
The men who are good and the men who are bad,
As good and as bad as I.
I would not sit in the scorner's seat,
Or hurl the cynic's ban;
Let me live in a house by the side of the road
And be a friend to man.

I see from my house by the side of the road,
By the side of the highway of life,
The men who press with the ardor of hope,
The men who are faint with the strife.
But I turn not away from their smiles nor their tears
Both parts of an infinite plan;
Let me live in my house by the side of the road
And be a friend to man.

Let me live in my house by the side of the road
Where the race of men go by;
They are good, they are bad, they are weak,
They are strong,
Wise, foolish - so am I.
Then why should I sit in the scorner's seat
Or hurl the cynic's ban? -
Let me live in my house by the side of the road
And be a friend to man.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Fever 1793 Quote III

Eliza started to speak, but the words wouldn't come. This was not what I had expected. She was supposed to say yes, and then we would dance a jig.

-Fever 1793, Laurie Halse Anderson

Fireflies Quote I

Because my dreams
Are bursting at the seams. 
-Fireflies by Owl City

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

The Prince of Egypt Quote I

Jethro: And that's why we share all we have with you,/though there's little to be found./When all you've got is nothing,/there's a lot to go around.

-The Prince of Egypt, 1998

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Roald Dahl Quote I

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.

-Roald Dahl

Thursday, May 03, 2012

A Lover's Lullaby Quote I

With lullaby now take your leave;
With lullaby your dreams decieve;
And when you rise with waking eye,
Remember then this lullaby.

-A Lover's Lullaby, George Gascoigne