This week's theme: Favorite Book Quotes.
I've actually done several posts with favorite quotes, so the only challenge this time around was choosing quotes I hadn't posted yet. Luckily, I keep a notebook of really good quotes.
Here are ten of them that I really love:
"...bookshops are magic, and books are the road maps by which misfits find each other."
--Wendy Welch, The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap
"Perhaps all dragons in our lives are really princesses just
waiting to see us just once being beautiful and courageous."
--Rainer Maria Rilke, Letter to Young Poet
"Once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what the storm is all about."
--Haruki Murakami, Kafaka on the Shore
"Olive had a fear of everything, but her greatest fear was of being afraid."
--Henry James, The Bostonians
"I'm reminded that God often leads us down paths that seem unsafe and uncertain, but if we could see the path as He sees it, we would surely choose that same trial every time."
--Stephen Kirkpatrick, Lost in the Amazon
"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."
--Henry David Thoreau, Walden
"One can't pray for different musical notes. One can only ask to play as well as possible the notes one is given."
--Peter Hoeg, The Quiet Girl
"I have an idea that the only thing which makes it possible to regard this world we live in without disgust is the beauty which now and then men create out of chaos. The pictures they paint, the music they compose, the books they write, and the lives they lead. Of all these the richest in beauty is the beautiful life. That is the perfect work of art."
--W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil
"Happiness is like the ocean. Sometimes swelling, sometimes retreating. Constantly shifting. Sudden swells are what made it all so fun."
--Erica Spindler, In Silence
"There is no habit more valuable than that of dropping into a bookstore occasionally to look round--to look both inward and outward."
--Christopher Morley, The Haunted Bookshop