Quote of the Day – January 30

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with their song still in them.”

~Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854)


Quote of the Day – January 28

“We’ll just start walking today and see the world and the way the world walks around and talks, the way it really looks. I want to see everything now. And while none of it will be me when it goes in, after a while it’ll all gather together inside and it’ll be me. Look at the world out there, my God, my God, look at it out there, outside me, out there beyond my face and the only way to really touch it is to put it where it’s finally me, where it’s in the blood, where it pumps around a thousand times a thousand a day. I’ll get hold of it so it’ll never run off. I’ll hold onto the world tight some day. I’ve got one finger on it now; that’s a beginning.”

~Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (1953)


Quote of the Day – January 27

“The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.”

~Alan Bennett, The History Boys (2004)


Quote of the Day – January 24

Once Sapphique came to the end of a tunnel and looked down on a vast hall. Its floor was a poisoned pool of venom. Corrosive streams rose from it. Across the darkness stretched a taught wire, and on the far side a doorway was visible, with light beyond it. The inmates of the Wing tried to dissuade him.

“Many have fallen,” they said. “Their bones rot in the black lake. Why should you be any different?”

He answered,”Because I have dreams, and in those dreams I see the stars.”

~Catherine Fisher, Incarceron (2007)