Your Favorite Book Character Lines...
Posted 06 January 2006 - 01:57 PM
small, blind, worthless fish bait..
the moors murderers
the world's greatest serial killers
Posted 19 January 2006 - 06:26 PM
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Posted 30 March 2006 - 05:05 PM
and rock the ground whereon these sleepers be.
now thou and i are new in amity,
and will tomorrow midnight solemnly
dance in duke theseus' house triumphantly,
and bless it to all fair prosperity:
there shall the pairs of faithful lovers be
wedded, with theseus, all in jollity."
oberon, a midsummer night's dream, act 4, scene 1
Posted 25 June 2006 - 01:23 AM
I thought: I don't want to relax. If I wanted to relax, I would not have come to Africa.
What was I doing? Making progress, I felt. From the shores of the MEditerranean, via the Pillars of Hercules, I was proceeding, by degrees, deeper into Africa. Travel is transition, and at its best it is a journey from home, a setting forth. I hated parachuting into a place. I needed to be able to link one place to another. One of the problems I had with travel in general was the ease and speed with which a person could be transported from the familiar to the strange, the moonshot whereby the New York office worker, say, is insinuated overnight into the middle of Africa to gape at gorillas. That was just a way of feeling foreign. The other way going slowly, crossing national frontiers, scuttling past razor wires with my bag and my passport, was the best way of being reminded that there was a relationship between Here and There, and that a travel narrative was the story of There and Back.
Paul Theroux - Dark Star Safari
Posted 25 June 2006 - 01:30 AM
Bacchus & Me
Posted 29 June 2006 - 09:30 PM
The reasons matter not – what matters is that war is fashioned from peace, and once the journey is began, an irresistible momentum is born. Peace is born of relief, endured in exhaustion and dies with false rememberance.
Midnight tides by Steven Erikson
Posted 03 July 2006 - 07:48 AM
-The Little Prince
Posted 03 July 2006 - 07:53 AM
Posted 06 July 2006 - 10:28 PM
Posted 08 July 2006 - 02:49 AM
and makes an outline with a marker;
he roughs it out with chisels
and marks it with compasses.
He shapes it in the form of man,
of man in all his glory,
that it may dwell in a shrine.
14 He cut down cedars,
or perhaps took a cypress or oak.
He let it grow among the trees of the forest,
or planted a pine, and the rain made it grow.
15 It is man's fuel for burning;
some of it he takes and warms himself,
he kindles a fire and bakes bread.
But he also fashions a god and worships it;
he makes an idol and bows down to it.
16 Half of the wood he burns in the fire;
over it he prepares his meal,
he roasts his meat and eats his fill.
He also warms himself and says,
"Ah! I am warm; I see the fire."
17 From the rest he makes a god, his idol;
he bows down to it and worships.
He prays to it and says,
"Save me; you are my god."
18 They know nothing, they understand nothing;
their eyes are plastered over so they cannot see,
and their minds closed so they cannot understand.
19 No one stops to think,
no one has the knowledge or understanding to say,
"Half of it I used for fuel;
I even baked bread over its coals,
I roasted meat and I ate.
Shall I make a detestable thing from what is left?
Shall I bow down to a block of wood?"
---The Prophet Isaiah, Book Of Isaiah 44:13-19, The Holy Bible
Posted 08 July 2006 - 02:51 AM
If only we know the things that are hidden in the hearts of others, the world wouldn't be such a sad place.
F. Sionil Jose, "Tree" (1978) Final Chapter
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Posted 24 September 2006 - 07:55 AM
gone with the wind
Posted 26 September 2006 - 08:58 PM
From "The Last Unicorn" by Peter S. Beagle
Posted 01 October 2006 - 07:31 AM
"I cannot play with you," the fox said. "I am not tamed."
"What does that mean---'tame'?"
"It is an act too often neglected," said the fox."It means to establish ties."
"'To establish ties'?"
"Just that," said the fox. "To me,you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need for you. And you, on your part,have no need for me.To you, I'm nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, Ishall be unique in all the world......."
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince
Posted 02 October 2006 - 04:46 AM
-- Dracula, Draclua / Bram Stoker
As God is my witness, I will never go hungry again!
-- Scarlet O'Hara, Gone With The Wind / Margaret Mitchell
The opposite of change is not the absence of change but change in the other direction.
-- quotation from a book called Starhunt
I was thinking about that conversation between the Little Prince and the Fox too, which I find very moving.
Edited by Samhain13, 02 October 2006 - 04:48 AM.
Posted 02 October 2006 - 12:18 PM
Posted 03 October 2006 - 03:54 AM
Tthe closer to the truth I get, the louder it echoes in my head.
Edited by Mobius Stripper, 03 October 2006 - 03:55 AM.
Posted 12 October 2006 - 10:51 PM
In this universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only ones and never again... - Bridges of Madison County...
When I look into the heavens and feel the rain drops on my skin, I sense the divine... - Angels and Demons
Posted 16 October 2006 - 02:11 AM
- bridges of madison county
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