Quoting the Quill #49

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“I think books are like people, in the sense that they’ll turn up in your life when you most need them.”

– Emma Thompson

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I love the idea of this – that somehow, somewhere fate looks down on you and thinks hey, I know exactly what that girl/guy needs, they need this book right here! That will cheer them up/solve their problem! *Rummages through pile of books, beams to specific place on earth.* Continue reading

Quoting the Quill #48

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“Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.’

– G.K. Chesterton

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I adore this quote! The dragon imagery is probably quite a big factor in that…but the thought behind it is brilliant as well. I find it so interesting when I look back on all of the books I’ve read and what I’ve learnt from them. Sometimes you don’t even realise it’s happening until you look back years later, but there are characters that have taught me courage, Continue reading

Quoting the Quill #47

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“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”

– Stephen King

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I remember reading this quote in Stephen King’s non-fiction book On Writing where he discusses…well, writing…and stuff. At the time I thought how spot on and true it was and as it turns out, this quote seems particularly apt for me at this week; not only because I am currently making my way through my first ever Stephen King novel  Continue reading

Quoting the Quill #46

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“She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain.”

– Louisa May Alcott

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This quote is always one that makes me smile. People may think I’m a little crazy for loving to read so much, or perhaps even see me as nerdy, quirky, or eccentric because of it. But it makes me laugh because it’s like a little inside joke, because what they don’t realise is that it’s so much more fun to be that way! 🙂 Continue reading

Quoting the Quill #45

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“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”

– James Keller

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I came across this quote last week and immediately fell in love with it, and it’s a great one to keep in mind for 2015! I think it can be interpreted in several different ways depending on your outlook or life experience. For me, I see it as about helping people.  Continue reading

Quoting the Quill #44

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“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?
It came without ribbons.
It came without tags.
It came without packages, boxes or bags.
And he puzzled and puzzled ’til his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before.
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”

– Dr Seuss (How the Grinch Stole Christmas)

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Merry Christmas everyone!
I thought I’d make this week’s Quoting the Quill a festive one. How the Grinch Stole Christmas has always been one of my favourite Christmas movies, I’m not really sure why. This quote is the definite stand out moment in the film when the Grinch realises he can’t ruin Christmas by stealing people’s presents because it’s family and friends being together that matters, AWWWH. THE CHEEESE.
Having said that, I still like it because it’s a good little reminder of what matters and well, I’m also a sucker for things that rhyme.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, I hope you have a great day tomorrow, stuff yourselves with lots of delicious food and get a few bookish presents! 🙂

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Quoting the Quill #43

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“ ‘Go back?’ he thought. ‘No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!’ So up he got, and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all a patter and a pitter.”

– J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit)

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In case you haven’t noticed by now, I’m a bit of a Tolkien enthusiast. I know, SHOCKER!
I can’t help it, I keep coming across his awesome quotes and I can’t help sharing them with you.  I have a problem.
This one is classic Tolkien though, it mixes  Continue reading