From the Books

9:23 am.

As I’m reading books, if a certain phrase or sentence stands out to me, for whatever reason, I’ll jot them down in a notebook. Here are some.

”  “Don’t eat things you find, Scout.”  ”

Spoken by Jem to Scout, in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, 1960.


”  “Flamingoes and mustard both bite. And the moral of that is: ‘birds of a feather flock together’. ”

–“Only, mustard isn’t a bird.”

The Queen of Hearts and Alice, on page 135 of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, 1865.


“Boys are trying enough to human patience, goodness knows, but girls are infinitely more so, especially to nervous gentlemen with tyrannical tempers.”

page 73, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, 1868.


”  “May the most you hope for be the least you get.”  ”

Spoken by the father, on page 134 of Total Constant Order, by Crissa-Jean Chappell, 2007.


”  “But there are always flies and itches. That’s why life is difficult to live.”  ”

Spoken by Tarrou on page 241 of The Plague, by Albert Camus, 1948.


”  “New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more we have to work with, the richer we become.”  ”

Spoken by Dr. Asa Breed on page 41 of Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut, 1963.


“There comes a time when we realise that our parents cannot save themselves or save us, that everyone who wades through time eventually gets dragged out to sea by the undertow–that, in short, we are all going.”

Page 120 of Looking for Alaska, by John Green, 2005.


Have a lovely day 🙂

2 thoughts on “From the Books

  1. Wow, those are some good ones. I especially liked: ” ”May the most you hope for be the least you get.” ”

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