Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

"I'm not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship."

"I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen."

"Love Jo all your days, if you choose, but don't let it spoil you , for it's wicked to throw away so many good gifts because you can't have the one you want.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

"With her bold act, I realized the true purpose of our secret writing...It gave us a voice.  Our nushu was a means for our bound feet to carry us to each other, for our thoughts to fly across the fields as Snow Flower had written."

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

La's Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith

"That was the extraordinary thing about what the war achieved: it transformed lives, made heroes ou of the mildest of people, out of the most timid, showed the bravery that must always have been there but merely lacked the occasion to manifest itself."