Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
"One night, alone in her Dogtown bed, Judy finally admitted to herself that she had been in love with Cornelius. 'In love' precisely as it was described in the novels and poems she had read with Martha; love as a kind of sweet madness that colored everything."
Thursday, October 21, 2010
"It had been a good day, all things considered. I had managed rather well on my own. I opened Grandfather's Bible. That is what it would be like when I had my own shop, or when I traveled abroad. I would always read before sleeping. One day, I'd be so rich I would have a library full of novels to choose from. But I would always end the evening with a Bible passage."
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"
"Not my daughter, you bitch!"
" 'Albus Severus,' Harry said quietly, so that nobody by Ginny could hear, and she was tactful enough to pretend to be waving to Rose, who was now on the train, 'you were named for two headmasters of Hogwarts. One of them was a Slytherin and he was probably the bravest man I ever knew."
Saturday, September 25, 2010
"You must be wondering why I brought you here."
"Actually sir, after all these years, I just sort of go with it."
"Ah, Harry, how often this happens even between friends! Each of us believes that what he has to say is much more important than anything the other person might have to contribute!"
Thursday, September 23, 2010
"We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are."
"Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have."
Monday, September 20, 2010
"Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory."
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
"It takes much bravery to stand up to our enemies but we need as much bravery to stand up to our friends."
"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."
"Ah music! A magic far beyond all we do here!"
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
"Jake went in, aware that he had, for the first time in three weeks, opened a door without hoping madly to find another world on the other side. A bell jingled overhead. The mild, spicy smell of old books hit him, and the smell was somehow like coming home."
Friday, August 13, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
"That was the thing about best friends. Like sisters and mothers, they could piss you off and make you cry and break your heart, but in the end, when the chips were down, they were there, making you laugh even in your darkest hours."
Monday, July 5, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
"Below me Rontu was running along the cliffs barking at the screaming gulls. Pelicans were chattering as they finished the blue water. But suddenly I thought of Tutok, and the island seemed very quiet."
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
"God didn't come down and kill us. I don't see God shooting children and priests. None of us met God beating up Jew and shoving them into railroad cars. This is men doing the murdering. Talk to men about their evil, kill the evil men, but pray to God. You can't expect God to some down and do our living for us. We have to do that ourselves."
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
" 'I had my chance.' He said it, retiring from a lifetime of wanting. 'I had my chance, and sometimes in life, there are not second chances. You look at what you have, not what you miss, and you move forward."
"The hardest choices in life aren't between what's right and what's wrong but between what's right and what's best."
"Hope can get you through anything."
Friday, May 7, 2010
"Forgiveness if not about forgetting. It is about letting go of another person's throat...Forgiveness does not create a relationship. Unless people speak the truth about what they have done and change their mind and behavior, a relationship of trust is not possible. When you forgive someone you certainly release them from judgement, but without true change, no real relationship can be established...Forgiveness in no way requires that you trust the one you forgive. But should they finally confess and repent, you will discover a miracle in your own heart that allows you to reach out and begin to build between you a bridge of reconciliation...Forgiveness does not excuse anything...You may have to declare your forgiveness a hundred times the first day and the second day, but the third day will be less and each day after, until one day you will realize that you have forgiven completely. And then one day you will pray for his wholeness."
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
"It can be very dangerous to see things from somebody else's point of view without the proper training."
"Everybody has their moment of great opportunity in life. If you happens to miss the one you care about, then everything else becomes eerily easy."
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
"If you let people into your life a little bit, they can be pretty damn amazing."
"If you're good at it, and you love it, and it helps you navigate the river of the world, then it can't be wrong."
"If you care about something enough, it's going to make you cry. But you have to use it. Use your tears. Use your pain. Use your fear. Get mad. Arnold, get mad."
Sunday, March 7, 2010
"The truth is, we all thought of giving up at some point that winter, more often than you could imagine. And maybe we would have, if we hadn't had each other, but it was something, having the five of us, knowing we weren't alone."
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
"For you, a thousand times over."
"It was only a smile, nothing more. It didn't make everything right. It didn't make ANYTHING all right. Only a smile. A tiny thing. A leaf in the woods, shaking in the wake of a startled bird's flight. But I'll take it. With open arms. Because when spring comes, it melts the snow one flake at a time, and maybe I just witnessed the first flake melting."
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
"For most of my life I have been adored by fools and hated by people of good sense, and they all make up stories about me in which I am either a saint or a whore. But I am above these judgements, I am a Queen."
Sunday, February 14, 2010
"With everything so perfect, reality seemed somehow fragile, as if the slightest interruption could imperil her pretty future...all of it felt as tenuous as a soap bubble, shivering and empty."
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
"Sometime. Mostly, no. It's like the people who believe they'll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn't work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. If you see what I mean."
Saturday, January 30, 2010
"I'm lonely. Why do you think I had to learn to act so independent? I also get mad too quickly, and I hog the covers, and my second toe is longer than my big one. My hair has it's own zip code. Plus, I get certifiably crazy when I've got PMS. You don't love someone because they're perfect. You love them in spite of the fact that they're not."