Thursday, July 28, 2011

The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

"I trust you have seen the ocean.  If you have, then you have witnessed the divine.  How barren the ground is in comparison!  If I could count the hours I have spent staring out at it!  And yet those hours ever feel lost.  I cannot imagine how else I could refill them were I given a second chance."

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

March by Geraldine Brooks

"One day I hope to go back.  To my wife, to my girls, but also to the man of moral certainty that I was that day; the innocent man, who knew with such dear confidence exactly what he was meant to do."

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

"I've had many enemies over the years.  If there's one thing I've learned, it's never engage in a fight you're sure to lose.  On the other hand, never let anyone who has insulted you get away with it.  Bide your time and strike back when you're in a position of strength-even if you no longer need to strike back."