Thursday, October 2, 2014

Favorite Bits from Books (6)

These make me happy.

"as you know, an echo is the shadow of a sound, and sometimes the sound of a shadow."
From The Boy with Two Shadows by Margaret Mahy

"There is a theory that, in the whole world, there are only five hundred real people (the cast, as it were; all the rest of the people in the world, the theory suggests, are extras) and what is more, they all know each other. And it's true, or true as far as it goes. In reality, the world is made of thousands upon thousands of groups of about five hundred people, all of whom will spend their lives bumping into each other, trying to avoid each other, and discovering each other in the same unlikely tea shop in Vancouver."
From Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

"I will be brave," thought Coraline. "No. I am brave."
From Coraline by Neil Gaiman

"There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them."
From Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J, K. Rowling

"Hand attend and listen; for this befell and behappened and became and was, O my Best Beloved.."
From Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

1 comment:

  1. Aw, Rudyard Kipling. I love the Just-So Stories, I need to reread them.