A place where I can share the quotes that I have collected (and keep collecting) over the years. I have gathered them from all sorts of sources. The "Quote of the Day" posts will always be a quote from a book and may be on any topic.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Quote of the Day

Detective Inspector Sloan made a careful note. It was perfectly true to say that you learned something new every day. It was just that he didn't usually learn it from the superintendent, that was all.

After Effects
(p. 139)
by Catherine Aird

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Quote(s) of the Day(s)

Missed posting last night (not sure how that happened--I know I meant to).

Friday's Quote:

The whole thing was obvious! So obvious that the only thing which prevented me from seeing the solution was the trifling fact that that it was
completely impossible.

Dirk Gently
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

by Douglas Adams

Saturday's Quote:

I'm only a country doctor, not a priest.

Dr. Aldus (whose declaration reminds me of
Star Trek's Dr. McCoy)
After Effects
(p. 20)
by Catherine Aird

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Quote of the Day

In this world, we do what we have to do, and we look for rewards, if any, in the work itself and the love of friends.

Humphrey Edgerton
A Trap for Fools (p. 30)
by Amanda Cross

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Quote of the Day

In marriages we only know what the two said to one another if they were often apart and corresponded. We never know what they said alone together, if anything. The same is true of friendship, except we can assume they said something, or would not have continued friends.

Sweet Death, Kind Death (p. 62)
by Amanda Cross

Monday, October 25, 2010

Quote of the Day

...after a certain time in life, friends come first. Perhaps they should always come first.


The Puzzled Heart (p. 9)
by Amanda Cross

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Quote of the Day

It was silly of me to come, but if I had to do something sudden and idiotic, this seemed to be the best choice.

The Puzzled Heart
(p. 8)
by Amanda Cross

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Quote of the Day

She and Kate had seen each other through many trials, though it seemed to Leslie that laughter more often marked their conversations. They would begin in despair and end in laughter....

The Puzzled Heart
(p. 6)
by Amanda Cross

Friday, October 22, 2010

Quote of the Day

One may often learn to like, even love, people whom one has not trusted on first sight, but those for whom one feels an instant sense of bonding offer a special brand of friendship or affection. And this, God knew, was rare enough with a couple. It had been Kate's experience that even when one liked them separately, together couples had their own dynamic that usually short-circuited any impulses of openness.

No Word from Winifred (p. 82)
by Amanda Cross

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Quote of the Day

The details of this Kate had long since forgotten, believing that the ability to forget was one of the most important requirements of friendship....

In the Last Analysis (p. 38)
by Amanda Cross

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Quote(s) of the Day(s)

Life attacked rather fiercely yesterday, so I missed getting my quote up. Here is a quote for Monday:

When friends fall out, Miss Beigg, it must surely be one of the saddest things.

Miss Emily Seeton
Miss Seeton Rocks the Cradle (p. 85)
by Hamilton Crane

and for Today:

Someone, I suppose should know. But if I tell you, it will end our friendship. I'll trust you, but I won't want to know you any more. Which is a pity; the world is not that full of intelligent friends.

"Arrie and Jasper"
The Collected Stories (p. 53)
by Amanda Cross

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Quote of the Day

Make new friends but cherish the old ones.

Life's Little Instruction Book #37
by H. Jackson Brown

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Quote of the Day

Ultimately, the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship is conversation.

Oscar Wilde (quoted in)
"The Permanence of Oscar Wilde"
A Jacques Barzun Reader (p 277)
by Jacques Barzun

Friday, October 15, 2010

Quote of the Day

Great souls by instinct turn,
Demand alliance, and in friendship burn.

"The Campaign"
by Joseph Addison

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Quote of the Day

Half the sum of attraction, on either side, might have been enough....They were gradually acquainted, and when acquainted, rapidly and deeply in love. It would be difficult to say which has seen the highest perfection in the other, or which had been the happiest; she, in receiving his declarations, or he in having them accepted.


by Jane Austen

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Quote of the Day

Where the heart is really attached, I know very well how little one can be pleased with the attention of anybody else. Everything is so uninteresting that does not relate to the beloved object.

Northanger Abbey
by Jane Austen

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Quote of the Day

I like to make you laugh. Laughing with you is almost as good as loving you. I want you always to laugh with me. Then I think you won’t ever stop loving me.

Stop loving you?...I looked for you all my life and didn’t know I was looking. You are everything I ever wanted, everything I ever dreamed of in a woman, and more. You are a fascinating enigma, a paradox. You are totally honest, open; you hide nothing, yet you are the most mysterious woman I’ve ever met.

You are strong, self-reliant, entirely able to take care of yourself and of me: yet you would sit at my feet—if I’d let you—with no shame, no resentment, as easily as I would honor Doni. You are fearless, courageous; you saved my life, nursed me back to health, hunted for my food, provided for my comfort. You don’t need me. Yet you make me want to protect you, make sure no harm comes to you.

I could live with you all my life and never really know you; you have depths it would take many lifetimes to explore. You are wise and ancient as the Mother, and as fresh and young as a woman at First Rites. And you are the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. I can’t believe how lucky I am to get so much. I didn’t think I was able to love anyone; now I know that I was only waiting for you. I didn’t think it was possible for me to love, Ayla, and I love you more than life itself.

The Valley of Horses by Jean M Auel

Monday, October 11, 2010

Quote of the Day

Nobody dies from lack of sex. It's lack of love we die from. There's nobody here I can love...I too am a missing person.

The Handmaid's Tale

by Margaret Atwood

Sunday, October 10, 2010


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Sunday's Quote of the Day

Men favor heroes who are tough and hard: tough with men, hard with women. Sometimes the hero goes soft on a woman but this is always a mistake.

Good Bones & Simple Murders (p. 27)
by Margaret Atwood

Saturday's Quote of the Day

Yesterday was full of too much real life...and reading...so I didn't get a quote up. Here's one for Saturday:

The earth and the sand are burning. Put your face on the burning sand and on the earth of the road, since all those who are wounded by love must have the imprint on their face and the scar must be seen.

The Conference of the Birds
by Farid-al-Din 'Attar

Friday, October 8, 2010

Quote of the Day

If marriage be such a blessed state, how comes it, you may say, that there are so few happy marriages? Now in answer to this, it is not to be wondered that so few succeed; we should rather be surprised to find so many do, considering how imprudently men engage, the motives they act by and the very strange conduct they observe throughout.

Some Reflections Upon Marriage
by Mary Astell

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Quote of the Day

...without it, without, anyhow, the capacity for it, people didn't seem to be much good. Dry as bones, cold as stones, they seemed to become, when love was done; inhuman, indifferent, self-absorbed, numb.

Mr. Skeffington
by Mary A. Arnim

First Blog Award For the Quote Mistress

Frl. Irene Palfy of All that glistens could be old has been kind enough to send the One Lovely Blog Award back to me...giving it to my brand-new blog page (well...almost brand new). Having already paid this award forward through My Reader's Block page, I'm going to defy the rules and just say a big THANK YOU!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Quote of the Day

Many women plume themselves upon their impregnable virtue, who have never met the man.

Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions
by Minna Antrim

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Quote of the Day

We define ourselves, in part, by the discriminations we make. The value of what we love is enriched by our understanding of what we dislike.

Self by David Anson

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Quote of the Day

Love is the soul of harmony, the connecting chain that links the whole frame of being; it is the glory of nature, and the very perfection of humankind.

The Wanderer, II
by Anonymous

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Quotes for Friday & Saturday

I somehow managed to miss the Quote of the Day for yesterday, so here are both Friday and Saturday's quotes:

Life would be so much simpler if there were no such thing as men.

Rosemary Procter
She Shall Have Murder (p. 130)
by Delano Ames

[Simpler, yes. But not near as much fun sometimes.]

In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.

The Fiery Fountains
by Margaret Anderson