Friday, December 29, 2017

December 2017 Quote Collection

"What says my bully rook? Speak scholarly and wisely."

I've got one last quote collection post to finish off the year! As you may have seen from my December wrap-up video, it's been a good reading month....


"Saill like my pinnace to these golden shores. Rogues, hence, avaunt! Vanish like hailstones, go."

Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare

(I found a lovely little paperback of this at a used bookstore and really enjoyed reading it!)


"I have observed, Mrs. Elton, in the course of my life, that if things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next."

Emma by Jane Austen

(Every rereading of Jane Austen never fails to reveal new lines to admire! I've especially loved all the notes and illustrations in the annotated edition I'm reading.)


"Everything she did she was able to do with her whole soul. The world, he thought, would be the gladder for her coming into it."

Sister of the Angels by Elizabeth Goudge

(A sequel to my favorite, A City of Bells,  and a perfect Christmas read!)


"Real miracles bother people, like strange sudden pains unknown in medical literature. It's true: they rebut every rule all we good citizens take comfort in."

"We and the world, my children, will always be at war. Retreat is impossible. Arm yourselves."

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

(Just started this, but I already have a suspicion I'm going to love it!)

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