Monday, May 25, 2009

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

"It makes you wondering.  All the brilliant things we might have done with our lives if only we suspected we knew how."

"Some people are born to make great art and others are born to appreciate it...It's a kind of talent in itself, to be an audience, whether you are a spectator in the gallery or you are listening to the voice of the world's greatest soprano.  Not everyone can be an artist.  There have to be those who witness the art, who love and appreciate what they have been privileged to see."

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah

"Don't trust anyone.  Be a cold fish.  I hurt no one.  And no one can hurt me."