Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Thursday Thirteen 236: Random Quotes

A few random quotes collected over the last few months...

1. Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.
~Edith Sitwell

2. Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.
~Anne Rice, Interview With the Vampire

3. A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
~Abraham Maslow

4. I dreamt that my hair was kempt. Then I dreamt that my true love unkempt it.
~Ogden Nash

5. And the fox said to the little prince: men have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

6. Even a good place gets to be a rut, especially if you're standing in it alone... Alone and lonely share the same root.
~Nora Roberts, Chasing Fire

7. Most people think that shadows follow, precede, or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.
~Elie Wiesel

8. Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not surprised some people prefer books.
~Julian Barnes

9. If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.
~Nora Roberts

10. Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.
~Lloyd Alexander

11. Tempting, really. But...I shot and killed my last boyfriend. I'm not ready for a relationship yet.
~Grace, upon being asked out
The Mentalist (12-8-11)

12. Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
~Thomas Merton

13. We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.
~Jules Verne

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i beati said...

#4 really cool

CountryDew said...

Good quotes. I particularly like #8. Right on - no wonder some people prefer books.

Celine said...

I saw that episode where Grace says that. I loved it xD

Brenda ND said...

Oh, I like number 10 the best. Thanks.

colleen said...

I dreamt he was washing my hair and then he really did.

I love #12.

The Gal Herself said...

#7, about shadows, is beautifully spoken. And #2, about evil, is unfortunately very true. Thanks for sharing.

I am Harriet said...

Interesting take on fantasy.

Have a great Thursday!

Alice Audrey said...

#3 in particular strikes a cord with me today. I really need to get my current wip done.

Shelley Munro said...

Great collection of quotes. I really liked Grace's quote from the Mentalist. I bet that guy made a quick exit :)

Rekaya Gibson said...

#8 & #11 are my favs. Thanks for sharing and visiting today.

The Food Temptress

Heather said...

Sandy: Thanks, that one made me smile when I saw it.

Anita: Little wonder indeed! :)

Celine: I don't remember much else about that episode, but I loved that line. *g*

Brenda: If only more people understood that, right?

Heather said...

Colleen: There is so much truth in that one, isn't there? It's so easy to lose yourself once immersed in a project, no matter what the medium.

Gal Herself: Two more quotes that contain so much truth, don't you agree?

Harriet: I thought so. *grin*

Heather said...

Alice: Struggling in the writing lately?

Shelley: Indeed he did! : D

Rekaya: Thank you, glad you liked! *g*

Forgetfulone said...

I love that you included that quote from the Mentalist! Love that show! #1 was my second fave.

Hazel said...

And that is why I love to celebrate books and reading. I like #12

Kimberly Menozzi said...

Awwww!!! #5 is one of my favorites! It has special meaning for my hubby and me, and I gave him a little toy fox when we met for that reason.


Happy (belated) TT!

Mariposa said...

Adding this to my list!
#2 is very interesting...

Heather said...

Forgetfulone: The Mentalist is one of my must-watch shows. I loved the end of this week's episode with Summer and Cho. *vbg*

Hazel: I had a feeling readers of this blog would especially appreciate the book/reading/writing quotes. *g*

Heather said...

Kimberly: The scene with the fox is my favorite chapter of Le Petit Prince. The part about establishing ties was read by classmates during my college graduation, so means a lot to me, too. :)

Mariposa: Aw, thanks. I'm glad you liked!

Rachel said...

I really like the Nora Roberts quote!! Thanks for posting these!!