Monday, November 23, 2009

Grab-A-Line Monday

Tricia showed up last week with this quote from Pearl North's Libyrinth:

The wind howled and the flames roared, but the books, as they died, merely fell silent.

And Nandini, who has since moved one step closer to this dream (congrats, Nandini!), quotes from Little Women:

Six weeks is a long time to wait, and a still longer time for a girl to keep a secret, but Jo did both, and was just beginning to give up all hope of ever seeing her manuscript again, when a letter arrived which almost took her breath away, for on opening it, a check for a hundred dollars fell into her lap

Here is my line this week:
...that at some unspecified future moment the continuous rehearsal which is my life, with its so many misreadings, its slips and fluffs, will be done with...what I am looking forward to is a moment of earthly expression...I shall be expressed, totally. I shall be delivered, like a noble closing speech. I shall be, in a word, said.

The Sea, by Joh Banville
What caught you this week?


Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Okay, Yat-Yee, since I see you posted a tad more than one line, here's something I savored from Maggie Stiefvater's BALLAD:

When I woke up, my mouth was stuffed with golden music. It was like having a song stuck in my head, but with taste and color and sensation attached to it. It was all wood smoke and beads of rain on oak leaves and shining gold strands choking me.

Yat-Yee said...

Tricia: I'm glad you realized the "line" part is a mere guidance. So, post away, a line, or two...

Davin Malasarn said...

These are wonderful quotes! Tricia's first one is so touching.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Nandini's quote was great!! And a good reminder to be patient :)

Here's one I liked from Beautiful Creatures:

The truth was killing me. Maybe Lena was going to be Claimed on her sixteenth birthday, but I had been claimed since birth. I had no more control over my fate than she did. Maybe none of us did.

Nandini said...

Thanks for posting about my news, Yat-Yee :-) I love your line from The Sea. It's great to *see* you online. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

From City of Ember, by Jeanne Duprau. When Lina and Doon see the sun come up for the first time ...

The sky arched over them, higher than they could have imagined, a pale, clear blue. Lina felt as though a lib that had been on her all her life had been lifted off. Light and air rushed through her, making a song, like the songs of Ember, only it was a song of joy. She looked at Doon and saw that he was smiling and crying at the same time, and she realized that she was, too.

Nandini said...

Gah!! That should be "lid" not "lib". I think we're back to the bloopers!!!

Yat-Yee said...

Ha! Maybe there should be at least one flub every Monday, and everybody has to look for it like that yellow duck in that Usborne book.

Coco said...

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind:
Nor hath Love's mind of any judgment taste;
Wings and no eyes, figure unheedy haste:
And therefore is Love said to be a child,
Because in choice he is so oft beguil'd.

- A Mid-Summer Night's Dream