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anonymous Writing on the Wall September 03, 2006 8:35 PM

Here's a place to put your favorite quotes from stories that you've loved.  Post as many as you want.  Have fun!  [report anonymous abuse]
 
anonymous  September 04, 2006 6:59 AM

"Early one morning, the streets were still empty up and down their length and breadth, a man, he was in his bare feet and wore only a nightshirt and trousers, opened the door of a very large tenament on the main street.  He seized the two sections of the door and took a deep breath.  'Misery, oh damned misery', he said and looked, apparantly calmly, first along the steet and then at some houses.  Despair from this direction too.  Nowhere a welcome."   - Franz Kafka  [report anonymous abuse]
 
anonymous  September 05, 2006 5:30 AM

"I shall tell you a great secret, my friend.  Do not wait for the last judgement, it takes place every day."  -Albert Camus  [report anonymous abuse]
 
WATERSHIP DOWN September 05, 2006 12:13 PM

Human beings say, "It never rains but it pours."  This is not very apt, for it frequently does rain without pouring. The rabbits' proverb is better expressed. The say, "One cloud feels lonely": and indeed it is true that the appearance of a single cloud often means that the sky will soon be overcast. 

AND ANOTHER PASSAGE IN THE BOOK:

Rabbits do not name the stars, but nevertheless Hazel was familiar with the sight of Capella rising; and he watched it now until it stood gold and bright in the dark norheastern horizon to the right of the farm. When it reached a certain point which he had fixed, beside a bare branch, he roused the others and led them up the slope toward the elms.

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 September 05, 2006 12:14 PM

OOPS, Richard Adams wrote Watership Down.  [ send green star]
 
anonymous  September 05, 2006 5:13 PM

"I grow old I grow old I shall wear my trousers rolled. The mermaids singing each to each, I do not think they will sing for me." -TS Eliot  [report anonymous abuse]
 
 September 09, 2006 9:58 AM

Emily Dickinson:

"If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain."

One of my favorite poems, I always try to remember this simple pleasure when I'm working.

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