JACK (nervously): Miss Fairfax, ever since I met you I have admired you more than any girl...I have ever met since...I met you.
-The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde
Monday, August 27, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Will felt a surge of pleasure at the sparing praise, but before he could feel too pleased with himself, Halt added, "Can you cook, boy?"
"Cook, sir?" Will asked uncertainly.
Halt raised his eyes to some unseen superior being. "Why do young people invariably answer a question with another question?" he asked. Then, recieving no reply, he continued, "Yes, cook. Prepare food so that one might it eat. Make meals. I assume you know what food is--what meals are?"
-Ranger's Apprentice, The Ruins of Gorlan, John Flanagan
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
"Hey, I'm watching you," he blurted out, and then wished he had stayed silent. Timon turned, half grinning. The grin would look friendly to anyone passing-just two boys having a bit of fun together-but Boomer knew there was nothing friendly anout it.
"What did you say?" asked Timon.
"I said I was watching you," mumbled Boomer. "I know about you."
"What do you know?" asked Timon.
Boomer took a breath. "I know the truth," he said.
Timon laughed. "Clever you!" he said. "But what's truth, anyway? It's too mixed up for anyone as little and simple as you are. And you need real imagination to get any idea of truth. You'll never get anywhere near to understanding it."
-Maddigan's Fantasia, Margaret Mahy
Thursday, August 09, 2012
Monday, August 06, 2012
"I am not a part of your stupid quest any more, I don't care what happens to it. And Cafall was never a part of it either, or a part of your pretty pattern. He was my dog, and I loved him more than anything in the world, and now he is dead. Go away."
-The Grey King, Susan Cooper
Friday, August 03, 2012
"Likewise that I come to punish you for all the evil you have done."
"And what business is all this of yours?" quoth Sir Nabon, speaking with great fury of voice.
"Messire," quoth Sir Tristram, "know ye not that it is the business of every true knight to rid the world of all such evil monsters as you be?"
-The Story of the Champions of the Round Table, Howard Pyle