Imagine how many books I could read if I didn’t stop to write down quotes as I go along? Here I present the best lines I’ve read this week.
From Emma Donoghue, Frog Music
“This is what mothers do for their babies. They bite their tongues and let the world ride them into the ground.”
Not sure I want to think of myself as being ridden into the ground but Donogue gets down to business in this desperate moment of motherhood.
From Dave Eggers, What is the What
“I do not want to think of myself as important enough the God would choose me for extraordinary punishment, but then again, the circumference of calamity that surrounds me is impossible to ignore.”
I love the image of a “circumference of calamity.” He writes so incredibly well that, despite the devastation of his topic, I can’t wait to pick up the story again.
From Carol Rifka Brunt, Tell the Wolves I’m Home
“Because maybe I don’t want to leave the planet invisible. Maybe I need at least one person to remember something about me. ”
Although I’m not re-reading this favorite novel of mine this week, I was reminded of this quote by a new friend. Haven’t we all felt this way at one point, especially when we were teenagers.
I’d love to know what lines have caught your attention.