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Words from Circe by Madeline Miller
The Taming of The Shrew has never been a play I’m particularly fond of, for obvious reasons but even so, Shakespeare had some great lines especially about grabbing hold of life in the face of your own mortality. I like to think of this as the more romantic equivalent of gathering rosebuds while you still can…
Patrick Rothfuss’ The Name of The Wind is a brilliant work of fiction and is infinitely quotable but I especially love this quote about the power of words. If you haven’t read it, you should get hold of a copy today.
I love everything about The Passion by Jeanette Winterson, if you haven’t read it you must. I especially love this quote about bridges- meeting places, possibilities, metaphors- even though when I’m on them I can freak out a little about the height. So here’s to bridges, especially now the trolls that used to live underneath them moved to the internet.
A wise man, or a mad one depending on how you look at these things, once said that flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It must be to this end that I keep throwing myself forward. Has anyone else tried this? Did you have any success?
Happy Valentine’s Day Kiddiewinks! A little while ago I got to thinking about nostalgia, and why it is the books and songs that we like as teenagers seem to stick in our minds more than anything we read or hear before or afterwards. I read an article which claimed that it was something to do with the teenage brain not being fully developed which is why teenagers are also inclined to take more risks or something… I preferred to think that my teenage self was free from cynicism and charmingly convinced of my own immortality, but never mind…
Whatever the reason, you can’t deny that books aimed at young adults (and I include crossover books here) have some great quotes about love, the nature of love and what it feels like to be in love and since this Valentine’s I have mostly decided not to be a grumpy cynic, I thought I would share my ten favourite with you now:
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