Monday, July 31, 2017

July 2017 Quote Collection

"What could I do! Facts are such horrid things!"

Lady Susan by Jane Austen


July was a pretty good reading month, and I found lots of new (and old!) favorite quotations...

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"Alice had no idea what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but thought they were nice grand words to say."

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

(Grand words are the best.)

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"With stealthy steps he crept to the head of the stairs and descended. One uses the verb 'descend' advisedly, for what is required is some word suggesting instantaneous activity. About Baxter's progress from the second floor to the first there was nothing halting or hesitating. He, so to speak, did it now. Planting his foot firmly on a golf-ball which the Hon. Freddie Threepwood, who had been practicing putting in the corridor before retiring to bed, had left in his casual fashion just where the steps began, he took the entire staircase in one majestic, volplaning sweep."

Leave It to Psmith by P.G. Wodehouse

(I know I've written about my love of Psmith before, but he's even better rereading!)

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"But for us this work is always merely a means and must never be an end in itself. To stand before the face of God continues to be the real content of our lives."

The Hidden Life: Essays, Meditations, Spiritual Texts by Edith Stein

(I spend a lot of time creating "content" for my blog and youtube channel - but I liked St. Teresia Benedicta of the Cross's reminder of what real content is.)

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"Considerable study will be necessary to tell about the decorations in the Tower, but you'll get lots of practice and it won't be long before you began to rattle it off ' parrot fashion' - and when it comes to that point, I won't love you any more."

Mary Colter: Builder Upon the Red Earth by Virginia L. Grattan

(I loved learning about Mary Colter who designed many of the gorgeous buildings we saw at the Grand Canyon - such a cool lady!)

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