Wednesday, February 2, 2011

bookish thoughts for a snowy day

A quiet, snowy day like today brings absolute, perfect reading conditions. So I'm spending the day drinking coffee and reading. Here are some book quotes I'd like to share. :)
Have you read any of these?


"What are you?" I whispered.
He shrugged again.
"Something," he said. "Something like you, something like a beast, something like a bird, something like an angel." He laughed again. "Something like that."
- Michael and The Creature, Skellig (David Almand)




"If a man has to say 'Trust me' it's a sure sign you cannot. Trust him, that is. Trust is a thing you do without words."
- Gogu the Frog, Wildwood Dancing (Juliet Marillier)




"Here's what I think," I say, and my voice is stronger and thoughts are coming, thoughts that trickle into my nose like whispers of truth. "I think maybe everyone falls," I say.
"I think maybe we all do. And I don't think that's the asking."
I pull on her arms gently to make sure she's listening.
"I think the asking is whether we get back up again."
- Todd, The Knife of Never Letting Go (Patrick Ness)



"That's the worst of girls," Edmund said to Peter and the Dwarf. "They never can carry a map in their heads."
"That's because our heads have something inside them," said Lucy.
- Edmund and Lucy, Prince Caspian (C.S. Lewis)



"What a diva!"
"Stupid, men can't be divas."
"Divo, then."
"That just sounds weird. Call him a jerk and be done with it."
- the fairies, in Eyes Like Stars (Lisa Mantchev)



"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"
- Dumbledore, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (J.K. Rowling)




"I tell you to think black thoughts and you come up with that?!" the lieutenant had screamed.
"Is a guinea pig bad? Do you consider a guinea pig the representation of all that is evil?"
"Maybe...if it's an evil guinea pig."
- The Looking Glass Wars (Frank Beddor)


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If you're in part of the country that got hit with the massive snow storm, I hope you're staying warm and everything!

6 shout-outs!:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

These are great!

Ladybug said...

That was a wonderful collection of quotes, Amelia! Thank you so much for sharing, I really enjoyed reading them all.

Sara said...

Ooh sounds like such a perfect day <3 These are all wonderful quotes! Thanks for sharing.

Btw, I'm probably a year late, but your blog header is seriously AMAZING! :)

StephTheBookworm said...

I love Skellig. I read it years and years and years ago.

Anne Bennett said...

What an excellent activity...locating and jotting down favorite or thought-provoking quotes. I hope to do it someday, too.

Stay warm.
Anne

Blueicegal ♥ said...

Love the quotes missy!

 
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