Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Quotes

Posted by Simcha 5:43 PM, under | 4 comments

Whenever I get around to it I post here some of my favorite quotes, or a few particular lines or passages that I enjoyed in recent books that I've read (or from somewhere else in the book world).

Enjoy! And feel free to share some of your favorite quotes with me as well.

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The Book of Tomorrow by Cecilia Ahern

There are those whose minds are merely a bouquet of stalks that bud as they learn new information- a new bud for each fact- but yet they never open, never flourish. They are the people of capital letters and full stops but never of question marks and elipses.


A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine

"May I sample one? " I heard awe in my voice. He twittered. I took that as consent. If he'd snatched the packet away, I'd have taken that as consent as well and snatched it back.


Among Thieves by Douglas Hulick

  • He let the sentence drift to the floor, stepped past it.


  • Dig down and you find the broken fragments of history; look up and you see the growing glory of the future.


I really enjoyed Patrick Rothufuss's response to a question about his beard (which apparently he gets asked about a lot) in a recent interview with Adventures in SciFi Publishing

...Dude, It's just a beard. I get a beard from not shaving everyday. And I understand it's something that not a lot of people have, and yes it is fully majestic, and yes, it proclaims my masculinity and virility to the world but...its sort of like- what would happen if in every interview somebody asked Neil Gaiman about his hair? That would be ...mental.. that's what it would be. And so, similarly- it's a beard!


(And if you are a fan of Patrick Rothfuss I highly recommend that you listen to the rest of this very enjoyable interview with him.)

4 comments:

I really want to read Gail Carson Levine. She seems like she has a lot of great heroines in her stories, which I'd really appreciate! I want to read Ella Enchanted, especially.

Love, love the quotes from Among Thieves. They sound utterly unique but very natural.

love gail carson levine. i want to read more by her. lol and i like the beard response. the best response.

Some great quotes.

And as reward for such great posts I wanted to let you know that I'm passing on the Inspiration Award to this blog.
You can check out and pick up the award here: http://afstewartblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/awards-inspiration-and-bloggers.html

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