Category Archives: quote

It would have sounded odd. . .

It would have sounded odd—people have been accused of sorcery for less–if she told someone how much she wanted to take all those little girls home, set them up in the many empty rooms of her house, and whenever she … Continue reading

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Not sad? To me she seemed the saddest person in the world, a woman completely perplexed by her life and its trappings. Being myself a sad person, I recognized that much. My own sadness isn’t something I admit to people. If … Continue reading

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In books . . .

In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own. I learned who I was and who I wanted to be, what I might aspire to, and what I might dare to dream about my world … Continue reading

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Dialogue

The line of dialogue belongs to the character; the verb is the writing sticking his nose in. But “said” is far less intrusive than “grumbled,” “gasped,” “cautioned,” “lied.” I once noticed Mary McCarthy ending a line of dialogue with “she … Continue reading

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Small Wonder

Photo by OregonDOT The land still provides our genesis, however we might like to forget that our food comes from dank, muddy Earth, that the oxygen in our lungs was recently inside a leaf, and that every newspaper or book we may pick up is … Continue reading

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More Quotes

Photo courtesy of  Dhammza “I know not how to abstain from reading.” -Samuel Pepys “Books are a narcotic.” -Franz Kafka “My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.” -Abraham Lincoln

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Monday’s quote of the day

“My library Was dukedom large enough.” William Shakespeare, The Tempest (1611)

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Not enough books

“Wear the old coat and buy the new book.”-Austin Phelps, (1881) What I’m lusting for right now:

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