Friday, August 28, 2009

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

"My parents danced together, her head on his chest.  Both had their eyes closed.  They seemed so perfectly content.  If you can find someone like that, someone whoyou can hold and close your eyes to the world with, then you're lucky.  Even if it only lasts for a minute or a day.  The image of them gently swaying to the music is how I picture love in my mind, even after all these years."

"It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head.  Always.  All the time.  That story makes you what you are.  We build ourselves out of that story."

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

"With a secret like that, at some point the secret itself becomes irrelevant.  The fact that you kept it does not."

"Life is the most spectacular show on earth."

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum

"Life is so often unfair and painful and love is hard to find and you have to take it whenever and wherever you can get it, no matter how brief it is or how it ends."

"How could she tell him that we come to love those who save us?"

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant

"Someone told me much later that you always know the people who are going to make a difference in your life, from the very first time you set eyes on them, even if you do not like them at all.  And I had noticed him, as he had me.  God help us."

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe

"She was always puzzled that people say that darkness falls.  To her it seemed instead to rise, massing under trees an shrubs, pouring out from under furniture, only reaching the sky when the spaces near the ground were full."

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Bhagavad-Gita/The Song of God by Anonymous

"It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else's life with perfection."

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

"That is where my dearest and brightest dreams have ranged - to hear for the duration of a heartbeat the universe and the totality of life in its mysterious, innate harmony."