Tuesday, October 31, 2017

October 2017 Quote Collection

"He had burned everything there was the burn within him: he had scattered so many sparks to start so many things - and he wondered whether someone could give him now the spark he needed."

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand


October has been a really good reading month! I've been meaning to try something by Ayn Rand for awhile, but I actually didn't start with Atlas Shrugged. It was Anthem that first sparked my interest...

"The sky is like a black sieve pierced by silver drops that tremble, ready to burst through."

Anthem by Ayn Rand

(Ayn Rand's descriptions were so vivid and unique and beautiful!)

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"I began to think of all the things that might happen to a man that looks at a map and then plunges right into it, whether it's wet or dry, the way Daddy does."

Girls of Highland Hall by Carroll Watson Rankin

(I love that image of plunging right into a map! Just discovered Rankin's charming childrens books this month - Dandelion Cottage was also a treat.)

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"Everything belonging to Miss Nancy was of delicate purity and nattiness, not a crease was where it had no business to be, not a bit of her linen professed to whiteness without fulfilling its profession."

Silas Marner by George Eliot

(my favorite book by George Eliot, this story is so well put together - and I had to get a Victorian novel in for Victober!)

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"Clearly creativity emanates from something that rises, rolls, surges, and spills into us rather than from something that just stands there hoping that we might, however circuitously, find our way to it. In that sense we can never "lose" our creativity. It is always there, filling us or else colliding with whatever obstacles are placed in its path."

Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

(Just finished this and loved it as much as when I started it last month - a must read for everyone.)

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