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  • #1
    Stephen King
    “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
    Stephen King

  • #2
    Stephen King
    “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”
    Stephen King

  • #3
    Stephen King
    “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #4
    Charlotte Brontë
    “But I tell you--and mark my words--you will come some day to a craggy pass in the channel, where the whole of life's stream will be broken up into whirl and tumult, foam and noise: either you will be dashed to atoms on crag points, or lifted up and borne on by some master-wave into a calmer current...”
    Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

  • #5
    Julia Child
    “The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.”
    Julia Child

  • #6
    Julia Child
    “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”
    Julia Child

  • #7
    Julia Child
    “Remember, 'No one's more important than people'! In other words, friendship is the most important thing--not career or housework, or one's fatigue--and it needs to be tended and nurtured.”
    Julia Child, My Life in France

  • #8
    Julia Child
    “But I was a pure romantic, and only operating with half my burners turned on.”
    Julia Child, My Life in France

  • #9
    Elizabeth Peters
    “Peculiar or not, it is my idea of pleasure. Why, why else do you lead this life you don't enjoy it? Don't talk of duty to me; you men always have some high-sounding excuse for indulging yourselves. You go gallivanting over the earth, climbing mountains, looking for the sources of the Nile; and expect women to sit dully at home embroidering. I embroider very badly. I think I would excavate rather well. ”
    Elizabeth Peters, Crocodile on the Sandbank

  • #10
    Elizabeth Peters
    “You know how your eyes can deceive you at times--how a group of shapes and shadows can take on a certain form and then shift into another? It wasn't really like that; there was no physical change in him, he was exactly the same as he'd always been. I knew every line of his long body and every curl on his disheveled black head. I'd just never seen him before. you know what I'm trying to say, don't you? The change is in the heart.”
    Elizabeth Peters, The Falcon at the Portal

  • #11
    Penny Watson
    “I'm no light weight, mountain man. It'll take more than a couple of frou-frou Vermont microbrews to get me trashed." She leaned forward and bit his lip. "If you stop, I'm gonna kill you. With your own axe.”
    Penny Watson, Lumberjack in Love

  • #12
    Jon Krakauer
    “There is a dark side to religious devotion that is too often ignored or denied. As a means of motivating people to be cruel or inhumane, there may be no more potent force than religion. When the subject of religiously inspired bloodshed comes up, many Americans immediately think of Islamic fundamentalism, which is to be expected in the wake of 911. But men have been committing heinous acts in the name of God ever since mankind began believing in deities, and extremists exist within all religions. Muhammad is not the only prophet whose words have been used to sanction barbarism; history has not lacked for Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, and even Buddhists who have been motivated by scripture to butcher innocents. Plenty of these religious extremist have been homegrown, corn-fed Americans.”
    Jon Krakauer, Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

  • #13
    Jon Krakauer
    “This forms the nub of a dilemna that every Everest climber eventually comes up against: in order to succeed you must be exceedingly driven, but if you're too driven you're likely to die.”
    Jon Krakauer, Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

  • #14
    Jon Krakauer
    “We were too tired to help. Above 8,000 meters is not a place where people can afford morality”
    Jon Krakauer, Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

  • #15
    Yevgeny Yevtushenko
    “When truth is replaced by silence,the silence is a lie.”
    Yevgeny Yevtushenko

  • #16
    “A life lived in fear... is a life half-lived.”
    Baz Luhrmann, Strictly Ballroom

  • #17
    Penny Watson
    “He couldn’t believe how badly he wanted to spank that sexy little ass in her faded blue jeans. Squeeze it and spank it and rub it. And bang it.

    He wanted to bang Beverly Anderson.

    Jesus H. Christ.”
    Penny Watson, Apples Should Be Red

  • #18
    Penny Watson
    What…are you doing?” She barely got the words out.

    “Kissing you.” Tom leaned forward again and held the bottom of her chin. He worked his lips over hers until she responded. A soft whimper escaped her throat and he kept at it. Biting, sucking and finally spearing her mouth with his tongue. This was a wet motherfucking kiss.”
    Penny Watson, Apples Should Be Red

  • #19
    Penny Watson
    “I don’t want to see Bev get hurt. Not after all those years of shoveling Roger’s shit, and um…this is awkward. I’m just wondering—”

    “I’m keeping her,” Tom finally said with exasperation.

    John choked on his beer. “You’re keeping her?”

    “That’s what I said.”

    “Does she know you’re keeping her?”

    “Nope. Not yet. Keep it under your hat.”

    “No problem. Good luck.”

    “I don’t need any goddamned luck. I got daisies.”
    Penny Watson, Apples Should Be Red
    tags: sweet

  • #20
    Rick Riordan
    “You must forge your own path for it to mean anything.”
    Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero

  • #21
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    “Good old Watson! You are the one fixed point in a changing age. There's an east wind coming all the same, such a wind as never blew on England yet. It will be cold and bitter, Watson, and a good many of us may wither before its blast. But it's God's own wind none the less, and a cleaner, better, stronger land will lie in the sunshine when the storm has cleared.”
    Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow

  • #22
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    “Now is the dramatic moment of fate, Watson, when you hear a step upon the stair which is walking into your life, and you know not whether for good or ill.”
    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • #23
    Thomas Cathcart
    “Holmes and Watson are on a camping trip. In the middle of the night Holmes wakes up and gives Dr. Watson a nudge. "Watson" he says, "look up in the sky and tell me what you see."

    "I see millions of stars, Holmes," says Watson.

    "And what do you conclude from that, Watson?"

    Watson thinks for a moment. "Well," he says, "astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Meterologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. Theologically, I see that God is all-powerful, and we are small and insignficant. Uh, what does it tell you, Holmes?"

    "Watson, you idiot! Someone has stolen our tent!”
    Thomas Cathcart

  • #24
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    “I know, my dear Watson, that you share my love of all that is bizarre and outside the conventions and humdrum routine of daily life.”
    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • #25
    Penny Watson
    “She hadn't realized that those quiet moments, the ones that seemed so unimportant, were the threads of her life holding everything together.”
    Penny Watson, A Taste of Heaven

  • #26
    Norman Maclean
    “Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
    I am haunted by waters.”
    Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

  • #27
    Emma Jane Holloway
    “Not that Dr Watson wasn't benign - he was one of the best souls in the Empire - but a man didn't get to be her uncle's right-hand man without a good uppercut and the stamina of a draft horse.”
    Emma Jane Holloway, A Study in Silks

  • #28
    Penny Watson
    “I’ll bet you taste like strawberries. Do you taste like strawberries, Beverly?”
    Penny Watson, Apples Should Be Red

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