Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

"Maybe I'm dreaming you.  Maybe you're dreaming me; maybe we only exist in each other's dreams and every morning when we wake up we forget all about each other."

"Don't you think it's better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life."

"There is only one page left to write on.  I will fill it with words of only one syllable.  I love.  I have loved.  I will love."

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman

" 'That's the duty of the old,' said the Librarian, 'to be anxious on the behalf of the young.  And the duty of the young is to scorn the anxiety of the old.'  They sat for a while longer, and then parted, for it was late, and they were old and anxious."

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiComillo

"Stories are light.  Light is precious in a world so dark.  Begin at the beginning.  Tell Gregory a story.  Make some light."

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

"We all have such stories.  It is a brutal arithmetic.  But I - I am alive.  You are alive.  As long as we breathe, we can see and hear.  As long as we can remember, all those gone before are alive inside us."

"You are a name, not a number.  Never forget that name, whatever they tell you here."

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

"Perhaps the logical conclusion of everyone looking the same is everyone thinking the same."

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

"We accept the love we think we deserve."

"So, I guess was are who we are for a lot of reasons.  And maybe we'll never know most of them.  But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there.  We can still do thing.  And we can try to feel okay about them."