Your favorite book quote of the day...

  1. “Dear God, Tatiana prayed in bed that night, turning to the wall and pulling the white sheet and the thin brown blanket over herself. If You are there somewhere, please teach me how to hide what I never knew how to show.”

    The Bronze Horseman
  2. "She ceased to be a woman, complex, kind, and petulant, considerate and thoughtless; she was a Maenad. She was desire."

    -- The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham
  3. "You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will."
    ― Stephen King, On Writing
  4. “I became obsessed with the one question-when was it, when were we, irrevocable? When did all the little tumblers fall into place and our fate was locked in and it became impossible for us to be anything other than what we became? When was the guilty moment?”
    ― Tiffany Reisz, The Siren
  5. little dark girl with
    kind eyes
    when it comes time to
    use the knife
    I won't flinch and
    i won't blame
    as I drive along the shore alone
    as the palms wave,
    the ugly heavy palms,
    as the living does not arrive
    as the dead do not leave,
    i won't blame you,
    i will remember the kisses
    our lips raw with love
    and how you gave me
    everything you had
    and how I
    offered you what was left of

    -- from the poem "Raw with Love", Charles Bukowski

    So beautiful.
  6. "You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative."

    Naked Lunch - Bill S. Burroughs (one of my favourite writers)
  7. "The world had teeth and it could bite you with them anytime it wanted"
    Stephen King, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

    "Death is a great teacher. It’s just too harsh.
    I wish I could tell you that through the tragedy I mined some undiscovered, life-altering absolute that I could pass onto you. I didn’t. The clichés apply – people are what count, life is precious, materialism is overrated, the little things matter, live in the moment – and I can repeat them to you ad nauseam. You might listen, but you won’t internalize. Tragedy hammers it home. Tragedy etches it onto your soul. You might not be happier. But you will be better."
    Harlan Coben, Tell No One
  8. ‘I’m going to possess,’ He punctuates each word clearly and sharply. ‘There will be nowhere on this beautiful body that won’t have had me in it, on it or over it.

    This man by Jodi Ellen Malpas
  9. Well.....oh my! Ok I like that quote. 😀
  10. You forgive and restore his sight, he can believe in absolute love. To forgive is to become the messenger. You bring light into the halls of fear.
    ~ Karen Ruimy, The voice of the Angel
  11. "The reason we hurt others is because we don't understand their pain."

    Kino Travels the Beautiful World
  12. "Doctor Tenma, for you all lives are created equal. That's why I came back to life. But you finally realize it now, haven't you? Only one thing is equal for all, and that is death."

    "I became transfixed. Obsessively gazing into the abyss of the human heart. I suppose it's possible the abyss gazes back into me. The depths of the human mind are filled with treacherous landscapes."

    Monster by Naoki Urasawa
  13. "That proves you are unusual.' returned the Scarecrow; 'and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed."

    The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  14. Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks. ~ Dr. Seuss
  15. Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.
    Fyodor Dostoevsky