Saturday, June 9, 2007

Dash(es)

10 comments:

kmurphy said...

"With enormous care she took one of the robes-a full-length fur-off its hanger and laid it on the floor of the wardrobe." Phil Pullman, The Golden Compass, p. 18

juliemonet1117 said...

"But the point which drew all eyes, and, as it were, transfigured the wearer--so that both men and women who had been familiarly acquainted with Hester Prynne were now impressed as if they beheld her for the first time--was that SCARLET LETTER, so fantastically embroidered and illuminated upon her bosom. It had the effect of a spell, taking her out of the ordinary relations with humanity, and enclosing her in a sphere by herself." Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter, chapter 2

Anonymous said...

"Arthur was a very ordinary dog. He lived in Mrs. Humber’s Pet Shop with many other animals. But Arthur was the only dog. All of the other dogs had been sold because dogs were very popular – all the dogs except Arthur. He was just an ordinary brown dog, who dearly wanted a home, with a pair of old slippers to chew. On Monday morning, Mrs. Humber put some rabbits in the window. By the end of the day, the window was empty- except for Arthur. Nobody wanted an ordinary brown dog. Everybody wanted rabbits. So that night, when all was quiet, Arthur practiced being a rabbit."

Who Wants Arthur? by Amanda Graham

Anonymous said...

"They were, consequently, vegetables most of the time--although the term vegetable connotes a feeling of calm that did not exist."

Gary Paulsen, Harris and Me, p.1

Dana said...

"I believe you're hungry -- or been hungry -- to try to snatch my pocketbook." Langston Hughes, "Thank You, M'am"

Dana said...

"And when you hear silence -- it may be only a few seconds from now -- that is when you know you have died!" -- Anthony Horowitz, Skeleton Key

Anonymous said...

"A giant couldn't eat half a leg of deer plus a huge mound of wild rice and eight of the fifty quail eggs and go back for dessert. But Hattie could.
"Olive ate even more. Gooseberry tarts and currant bread and cream trifle and plum pudding and chocolate bonbons and spice cake--all dribbled over with butter rum sauce and apricot sauce and peppermint sauce."


Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted, p. 20

Wendy Faith said...
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Wendy Faith said...

"Thomas felt like he'd been caught stealing, but he was genuinely concerned--Newt was one of the few people in the Glade he actually liked."
James Dashner, The Maze Runner, p.106

Anonymous said...

"An artist’s portfolio was slung over her shoulder, and her hair—loose, long, and peacock blue—was gathering a lace of snowflakes."

—Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, p. 2