"It seems to me there is something beyond words - any words - all words - something that always escapes you when you try to grasp it - and yet leaves you with something in your hand which you wouldn't have had if you hadn't reached for it."
Emily Climbs by L.M. Montgomery
As you'll know if you watched my new bookish video, November has been such a good reading month so far! I thought I would collect a few favorite quotations that I've discovered in a blog post!. :)
"You cannot judge the importance of things by the noise they make. Oh dear me, no....And these things that have mattered for thousands of years are not going to be snuffed out because some stink merchant in his laboratory invents a new kind of mischief."
Goodbye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton
(this is such a short read by so SO good!)
"[She had] the skill of remembering at all times who one was and where one came from rather than bothering, as modern people did, with trying to guess where one was headed."
"It isn't always easy to know what one feels, Horacio. There are submerged currents colliding, then combining and merging."
The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera
(go watch the video to hear more about this book - I loved it so much!)
"You remember 'rent'? It was one of father's words - rent to the ideal, to his own faith in human nature. You remember how he would trust strangers, and if they fooled him he would say, 'It's better to be fooled than to be suspicious' - that the confidence trick is the work of man, but the want-of-confidence trick is the work of the devil."
"It is the starved imagination, not the well-nourished, that is afraid."
"Her mind trembled towards a conclusion which only the unwise would have put into words."
"Never heard of an aura? Oh, happy, happy man! I scrub at mind for hours. Nor of an astral plane?"
Howards End by E.M. Forster
(that last one just makes me laugh!)