I got to eat lunch: with the awesome author and my even awesome-er friend Jenny B. Jones. As you can see, we totally dazzled the guy seated behind us. (For serious, Jen's a little bit too awesome.)
So a few months ago, I mentioned an article I was writing, and the part that I absolutely loved but that I was 99.99% sure would be edited out. Lo and behold, the quote survived! Prepare to be inspired:
It reads: "Maybe, finally, this is the year you got kissed under the mistletoe. (Mistletoe is totally a parasite. I don't really get the allure, but whatever.) (But seriously, I think it'd be more awesome to be kissed under an IHOP sign. And then you could go in and split some chocolate chip pancakes. That's romantic.)"
I almost pinned that quote, just for kicks, but I guess I'll leave it be. But speaking of Pinterest! One my favorite things about that site is
Most of those quotes are from people, not fictional characters. But if I had to pin down my favorite literary quotes (besides the ones on ye olde sidebar), I think I'd pick these:
From Charlotte's Web:
"What are your names, please?" asked Wilbur, trembling with joy.
"I'll tell you my name," replied the first little spider, "if you'll tell me why you are trembling."
"I'm trembling with joy," said Wilbur.
"Then my name is Joy," said the spider.
From The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale:
"... you were born with a word on your tongue."
From The Last Battle by CS Lewis
"But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before."
(It's near impossible to pick one quote from Narnia though, don't you think?)
And from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:
"Always," said Snape.
(Again, who can pick one quote from HP? But I love that one because three words, just three words, punched me so squarely in the heart. It doesn't really make sense out of context, I guess. But in context, it's perfection.)
Will you share your favorite quote-of-the-moment down in the comments? I'm in serious need of inspiration this week. And considering that I'm inspired by pancakes and Lightsaber chopsticks, pretty much anything is fair game. How's your November going? :)