Carnival Quotes

Quotes tagged as "carnival" (showing 1-30 of 31)
Jessica Sorensen
“He stops rocking the cage. "Oh, come on, Callie. It won't be fun if we don't rock it. In fact, the more we rock it, the better it'll feel." His voice drops to a deep whisper. "We can rock it nice and slow or really, really fast."...

"Do I have your permission to rock away and give you the ride of your life?" Why does it feel like he's secretly talking dirty to me? "Yeah, go ahead, rock it nice and hard," I say without thinking, then bite down on my lip as the dirty section of my brain catches up with me. Honestly, I didn't even know that side existed.”
Jessica Sorensen, The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden

Richard Brautigan
“A Boat

O beautiful
was the werewolf
in his evil forest.
We took him
to the carnival
and he started
crying
when he saw
the Ferris wheel.
Electric
green and red tears
flowed down
his furry cheeks.
He looked
like a boat
out on the dark
water.”
Richard Brautigan

Jessica Sorensen
“Okay, I'll take the pink one with the torn ear.'
The guy behind the counter scratches his neck. "Are you being serious?"
Her face is stoic. 'Absolutely. I never kid about teddy bears.”
Jessica Sorensen, The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden

Sarah Addison Allen
“The area was encompassed in a bubble of warm, fragrant steam from the funnel cake deep fryers. It smelled like sweet vanilla cake batter you licked off a spoon.”
Sarah Addison Allen, The Sugar Queen

Ray Bradbury
“One year Halloween came on October 24, three hours after midnight. At that time, James Nightshade of 97 Oak Street was thirteen years, eleven months, twenty-three days old. Next door, William Halloway was thirteen years, eleven months, and twenty-four days old. Both touched toward fourteen; it almost trembled in their hands. And that was the October week when they grew up overnight, and were never so young any more...”
Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

Ray Bradbury
“The dust was antique spice, burnt maple leaves, a prickling blue that teemed and sifted to earth. Swarming its own shadows, the dust filtered over the tents.”
Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

Kelly Creagh
“Painted faces laughed. It was like a mad carnival where everyone was oblivious, lost in the bliss of chaos, a throng unaware of a bomb planted beneath the
floorboards.”
Kelly Creagh, Nevermore

Amanda Hocking
“That's when I realized the chill wasn't coming from outside—it was coming from within me.”
Amanda Hocking, Freeks

Ray Bradbury
“So the carnival steams by, shakes ANY tree: it rains jackasses.”
Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

Mikhail Bakhtin
“The principle of laughter and the carnival spirit on which the grotesque is based destroys this limited seriousness and all pretense of an extratemporal meaning and unconditional value of necessity. It frees human consciousness, thought, and imagination for new potentialities. For this reason, great changes, even in the field of science, are always preceded by a certain carnival consciousness that prepares the way.”
Mikhail Bakhtin

Federico Fellini
“Happiness is simply a temporary condition that proceeds unhappiness. Fortunately for us, it works the other way around as well. But it's all a part of the carnival, isn't it?”
Federico Fellini

Victor Hugo
“Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left.”
Victor Hugo

Roman Payne
“A tired man lay down his head
in a dusty room so dim,
and for so long his wife did shake
and yell to waken him.

Meanwhile his thoughts, his dreams, did stir
of sandy, red bullfights,
of powder-blasts in the air
and carnival delights.

Yet still his wife was in despair
in a dusty room so dim,
for she knew death was a whore
not far from tempting him.”
Roman Payne

Amanda Hocking
“He looked at me then, his deep golden eyes meeting mine, and I saw a heat in them that I felt reflecting in my own.”
Amanda Hocking, Freeks

Amanda Hocking
“The sun had begun its descent toward the horizon, and the sounds of the carnival played like a familiar song behind me.”
Amanda Hocking, Freeks

Amanda Hocking
“Darkness engulfed me...There was no ground below me, no sky above. Only the black, and the cold.”
Amanda Hocking, Freeks

James Schannep
“Like Mardi Gras and Halloween rolled into a public party at the Playboy mansion, Rio during Carnaval is like no other place on earth. And the freak-flags fly like the color guard of an invading army.”
James Schannep, MURDERED: Can YOU Solve the Mystery?

Rawi Hage
“Everyone loves a comedy, my dear. It is divine.”
Rawi Hage, Carnival

Ray Bradbury
“Now this greatest tent staled out hot raw breaths of earth, confetti that was ancient when the canals of Venice were not yet staked, and wafts of pink cotton candy like tired feather boas. In rushing downfalls, the tent shed skin; grieved, soughed as flesh fell away until at last the tall museum timbers at the spine of the discarded monster dropped with three canon roars.”
Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

Ana Claudia Antunes
“cause we don't hide,
We parade our pride!”
Ana Claudia Antunes, Pierrot & Columbine

William Lindsay Gresham
“The speech fascinated him. His ear caught the rhythm of it and he noted their idioms and worked some of them into his patter. He had found the reason behind the peculiar, drawling language of the old carny hands—it was a composite of all the sprawling regions of the country. A language which sounded Southern to Southerners, Western to Westerners. It was the talk of the soil and its drawl covered the agility of the brains that poured it out. It was a soothing, illiterate, earthy language.”
William Lindsay Gresham, Nightmare Alley

Alan Campbell
“Lei li guardò per un lungo momento senza parlare, poi disse: "Tornate indietro". Le rosse figure esitarono. Lei fece un passo avanti e sbottò: "Oppure restate".”
Alan Campbell

Mikhail Bakhtin
“Deeply ambivalent also is the image of fire in carnival. It is a fire
that simultaneously destroys and renews the world. In European
carnivals there was almost always a special structure (usually a vehicle
adorned with all possible sorts of gaudy carnival trash) called "hell,"
and at the close of carnival this "hell" was triumphantly set on fire
(sometimes this carnival "hell" was ambivalently linked with a horn
of plenty). Characteristic is the ritual of "moccoli" in Roman carnival:
each participant in the carnival carried a lighted candle ("a candle
stub"), and each tried to put out another's candle with the cry "Sia
ammazzato!" ("Death to thee!"). In his famous description of Roman
carnival (in Italienische Reise)h Goethe, striving to uncover the deeper
meaning behind carnival images, relates a profoundly symbolic
little scene: during "moccoli" a boy puts out his father's candle with
the cheerful carnival cry: "Sia ammazzato il Signore Padre!" [that is,
"death to thee, Signor Father!"]”
Mikhail Bakhtin, Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics

Gary Bridgman
“Mobile’s reputation as the birthplace of Mardi Gras in North America does not rest solely on the fact that a few half-starved French colonists observed the pre-Lenten feasts here 300 years ago… In 1852, a group of Mobile "Cowbellians" moved to New Orleans and formed the Krewe of Comus, which is now that larger city’s oldest and most secretive Carnival society.
…All of Mobile’s parading societies throw Moon Pies along with beads and doubloons, providing sugary nourishment to the revelers lining the streets.
The crowd is very regional, mostly coastal Alabamians. Everyone seems to know each other, and they are always honored and often extra hospitable when they learn that you traveled a long way just to visit *their* Carnival. Late into the evening, silk-gowned debutantes with their white-tie and tail clad escorts who’ve grown weary of their formal balls blend easily with the street crowds…”
Gary Bridgman, Lonely Planet Louisiana & the Deep South

Earl Lovelace
“the sun had tanned her so that the rich velvety blackness of her skin glistened and she felt so much herself on those days of Carnival, soaked so deeply with a sense of her own beauty, that after the festival, she continued to keep her hair in the same fashion and wear her skin with the same pride, the result being that men took her for a foreign woman”
Earl Lovelace

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Jaime Allison Parker
“A ten-year-old Amanda wandering around the sights and sounds of a carnival. Trying to take it all in as such an event was much larger than the backroads of isolated territory from whence she grew up. She could not imagine this many people assembled in one place. It was made more disturbing by the fact none of them seemed familiar. Short for her age, she wandered unnoticed among the crowds and began to feel the first stirrings of fear. The loud talk, the screaming children, the long lines of procession, along with the myriads of odors created a miasma that she wanted to flee. The laughter and the faux expressions of joy on the faces of people, took on the maroon tones of a nightmare. She could imagine underneath the laughter, were horrid screams about to erupt.”
Jaime Allison Parker, River at the World's Dawn

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Frozen was her heart after he had decided to leave her to live in Venice.

"I will have my own Carnival here then", she said. So she put on her white boots and her coat filled with jewelry, danced on the snow all alone. A wolf saw her magnificent beauty.

He jumped right in front of her. It was not a wolf after all but a gentleman wearing fur. He took her hand and they both slid in a split second. It was too enchanting a dream.

All of a sudden the whole scene became blurry. The blonde woke up with the deep sensation that it all looked too real not to be true!”
Ana Claudia Antunes, Pierrot & Columbine

Krystal Sutherland
“Something about the crisp, cool air, the twinkling carnival lights, and the scent of deep-fried food provided the perfect atmosphere for reckless teenage abandon.”
Krystal Sutherland, Our Chemical Hearts

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