Great Lines

There are a few lines from my book that I particularly like, but I’m wondering, what are your favorite quotations from books and movies? The best ones will be mentioned in the next book somehow, so if you show me yours, I’ll show you mine…

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3 thoughts on “Great Lines

  1. We are always more afraid than we wish to be, but we can always be braver than we expect. – Sorilea from The Wheel of Time, I think book 6.

    Life is more than just the chaos of it’s passing. – Vin from The Hero of Ages, third book in the Mistborn trilogy.

  2. I’ve been thinking about this one for a while. Here’s an awesome passage I came across in Cather’s “Song of the Lark” which is such a nice representation of the experience of reading a good book (the snuggie had not yet been invented):

    “‘I don’t mind the cold. I’ll take a hot brick up for my feet. I put one in the stove before I left, if one of the boys hasn’t stolen it. Good night, mother.’ Thea got her brick and lantern, and dashed upstairs through the windy loft. She undressed at top speed and got into bed with her brick. She put a pair of white knitted gloves on her hands, and pinned over her head a piece of soft flannel that had been one of Thor’s long petticoats when he was a baby. Thus equipped, she was ready for business. She took from her table a thick paper-backed volume, one of the “line” of paper novels the druggist kept to sell to travelling men. She had bought it, only yesterday, because the first sentence interested her very much, and because she saw, as she glanced over the pages the magical names of two Russian cities. It was a poor translation of Anna Karenina. The opened it at a mark, and fixed her eyes intently upon the small print. The hymns, the sick girl, the resigned black figures were forgotten. It was the night of the ball in Moscow.”
    Part I, Chapter XVII.

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