Posts Tagged ‘Quotes’

Not Even Noon

Quote of the day:


I looked at the clock. My, my. Not even noon. Time to do laundry and gouge out my eyes, and the day would be complete.

Happy birthday to me.

(Undead and Unwed, by MaryJanice Davidson)


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Here’s another fun saying:

…like peanut butter on ________ mind.

as in:

Tell Suzie she’s a lucky cat, which, even if it hadn’t been for the whole genius thing, I still would have been able to remember verbatim, because sentences like that are like peanut butter on a girl’s mind.
 (I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You, by Ally Carter)

Photo taken by Nathan Huth, http://www.flickr.com/photos/huthfamily/

Photo taken by Nathan Huth, http://www.flickr.com/photos/huthfamily/

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I am always struck by great opening lines, like the opening line of the book that I am currently reading:

My father took one hundred and thirty-two minutes to die.
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (winner  of the 2009 Michael L. Printz Award)


Did that line pique your interest? It certainly piqued mine!

Here are some other opening lines that I have enjoyed recently:

It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea.
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

I was born with water on the brain.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Better brace yourself, / loser. / Because you / are about to be dumped. / Big time.
What my Girlfriend doesn’t Know by Sonya Sones.

I knew today would be ugly.
Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande

There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.
 –The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

To read more opening lines, see:

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Vivacious as a Violin

Here’s a fun new saying care of Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Vivacious as a violin.

As in,

I am fit as a fiddle, vivacious as a violin.



Photo taken by: asluthier

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Women Know Things…

My dad once told me that women know things that men don’t. That sometimes they have a certain look in their eyes, but when you see it, you should never ask them what they’re thinking. If you do, they might tell you something you don’t want to hear.
(The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch, by Joseph Delaney)

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I Am A Book Kisser

Quote of the day:

I grabbed my book and opened it up.

I wanted to smell it.

Heck, I wanted to kiss it.

Yes, kiss it.

That’s right, I am a book kisser.

Maybe that’s kind of perverted or maybe it’s just romantic and highly intelligent.

(The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie)


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