March 15, 2011
(I’d redefined my rules for the quote of the day … and apparently summarized them with “I won’t bother anymore. Oh, well … here goes!)
“If I was to die, there was no better way to go out than to open the door of a Winnebago that had managed to fly into outer space.”
– The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet by Reif Larsen, p. 229.
Penguin Books (2009)
(… and, although “2001: A Space Odyssey” is mentioned on the same page as a space-Winnebago, there’s no reference to “Spaceballs.” A missed opportunity, methinks.)
February 3, 2011
My 3-year-old daughter:
“I did it all by myself, and you helped!”
January 12, 2011
“… he learned but three things in two years at Oxford. The first, on which he placed the greatest value, was that ‘Yea’ might be turned into ‘Nay’ and vice versa if a sufficient quantity of wordage was applied to the matter. The second was that in any argument, the victor is always right, and the third that though the pen is mightier than the sword, the sword speaks louder and stronger at any given moment” (p. 2).
The Mouse that Roared by Leonard Wibberlry
Curtis Publishing, 1954
January 11, 2011
(Not a great quote, but I read it yesterday and it’s worth sharing.)
“She was the type to like things that were concrete, like the ocean” – Harry, The Dead-Tossed Waves.
The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
Delacorte Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-385-73684-8
January 10, 2011
Not from anything read this time, but really funny yesterday. Said while knitting:
“I accidentally made a moebius strip!” – my wife (nicknamed “Zeta”), 1-9-2011
December 18, 2010
“I happen to be a very good nerd-to-Asgardian translator” – Tony Stark, Thor #617.
December 15, 2010
“The wood-nymph instructors left me in the dust. They told me not to worry about it. They’d had centuries of practice running away from lovesick gods. But still, it was a little humiliating to be slower than a tree” – The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (p. 107).
Miramax Books, 2005. ISBN: 978-078683865-3