Books read in 2008 The Kite Runner I Am America (And So Can You!) Running With Scissors Sharp Objects The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time The Ballad of the Sad Cafe Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff Cutting Plato's Republic The Chronicles of Narnia
"Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself. (I contain multitudes)." --Walt Whitman
Royal: "You used to be a genius." Margot: "No I didn't." Royal: "Well anyways, that's what they used to say."
"I wonder about all the roads not taken and am moved to quote Frost...but won't. It is sad to be able only to mouth other poets. I want someone to mouth me." -- Sylvia Plath
Richie: I wrote a suicide note. Chas: You did? Richie: Yeah, right after i regained conciousness. Chas: Can we read it? Richie: No. Chas: Can you paraphrase it for us? Richie: I don't think so. Chas: Is it dark? Richie: Of course it's dark. It's a suicide note.
"When I'm good I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad I'm better." --Mae West
"Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often." -- Mae West
"Good women are no fun... The only good woman I can recall in history was Betsy Ross. And all she ever made was a flag." -- Mae West
Random person: "Goodness, what lovely diamonds!" Mae West: "Goodness had nothing to do with it, dearie."
"Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others." -- Groucho Marx
"There is a charge For the eyeing of my scars, there is a charge For the hearing of my heart---- It really goes.
And there is a charge, a very large charge For a word or a touch Or a bit of blood, A piece of my hair or my clothes." --Sylvia Plath
"Do I dare Disturb the universe? In a minute there is time For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse." --T.S. Eliot
"'Tis noble to see one's name in print A book's a book - though there's nothing in't" --Lord Byron
"The penalty for success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you." -- Lady Astor
"Women have to make the world safe for men since men have made it so darned unsafe for women." -- Lady Astor
"From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I shall not put." -- Sir Winston Churchill
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened." -- Sir Winston Churchill
"It is a mistake to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time." -- Sir Winston Churchill
"I talk to God but the sky is empty." -- Sylvia Plath
"The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves." -- Oscar Wilde
""You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve,' said Aslan. 'And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor in earth." -- C.S. Lewis Prince Caspian
"'You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you,'" said the Lion." -- C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair
"This moment contains all moments." -- C.S. Lewis
Aslan: "I tell no-one any story but his own." -- C.S. Lewis The Horse and His Boy
"“Are you not thirsty?” said the lion. “I’m dying of thirst,” said Jill. “Then drink,” said the lion. “May I – could I – would you mind going away while I do?” said Jill. The Lion answered this only by a look and a very low growl. And as Jill gazed at its motionless bulk, she realised that she might as well have asked the whole mountain to move aside for her convenience. The delicious rippling noise of the stream was driving her nearly frantic. “Will you promise not to – do anything to me, if I do come?” said Jill. “I make no promise,” said the Lion. Jill was so thirsty now that, without noticing it, she had come a step nearer. “Do you eat girls?” she said. “I have swallowed up girls and boys, women and men, kings and emperors, cities and realms,” said the Lion. It didn’t say this as if it were boasting, nor as if it were sorry, nor as if it were angry. It just said it. “I daren’t come and drink,” said Jill. “Then you will die of thirst,” said the Lion. “Oh dear!” said Jill, coming another step nearer. “I suppose I must go and look for another stream then.” “There is no other stream,” said the Lion." -- C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair