Saturday, June 9, 2007



Ciara Prailey said...

"But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie"
Khaled Hosseini-The Kite Runner-p.58

Anessa Tunprasert said...

"On the side of pleated tin building there was a large picture of Jesus wiht outstretched hands and yellow streamers of light emanating from His head... Top-heavy, chin-high stacks of Firestones an Michelins at the edge of the paved lot formed a wall betwen Jesus Is Lord and a combination nightclub and pornography shop next door called Fanny Heaven.

Page 41
The Bean Tree by Barbara Kingsolver

Hope Olson said...

"Forever was so many different things...It was twenty minutes, or a hundred years, or just this instant, or any instant I wish would last and last."

Sarah Dessen The Truth About Forever pg.374

Zach Smith said...

"In the fluorescent lights, Langdon was surprised to see that her strong air actually radiated from unexpectedly soft features."

Dan Brown-The Da Vinci Code-pg.71

Linsey Nelson said...

"The white fir's root wad had pulled out of the ground and stood now like a wall more than twenty feet high with a tuft of snow-laden ferns and ivy sprouting over the top of it. Whitecaps roiled among the capsized boats and caused them and the docks to surge and roll, and the tops of the cabins and drum reels and gunnels were loaded down with snow. Occasionally sea foam broke across the boats and the water washed through their cockpits. The tide and the wind were pushing in hard now, and the current funneled through the mouth of the harbor; the green boughs and branches of the fallen trees lay scattered across the clean snow.
It occured to Ishmael for the first time in his life that such destruction could be beautiful." (Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson)

Jelani Matthews said...

" A funeral was held in the lieu of a graduation". (Albom, Mitch pg. 1)

Michelle Pineda said...

"We took curtains down and shook them outside, and beat all the cushions and rugs. We polished the wood of the beds, the cupboards, the chairs and tables, the windowsills, until everything gleamed.
By the end my hands were cracked and bleeding.
It was very clean for the feast.

(pg.79 -Girl With A Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier)

bao-tram said...

"Oh, God, the great and terrible beauty of it. Around us, the motion of the room has slowed to the lethragic tempo of the music box coming unwound."
-Libba Bray,"A Great and Terrible Beauty" (page 334)

Zach Smith said...

"Geoffrey Washburn still drank like a mad Cossack, but these days he stayed on his horse. It was if a reserve of hope had been found in the recesses of his own destructive fatalism."

Robert Ludlum-The Bourne Identity-pg.24

Ishita Soni said...

"I probably would not have noticed it at all had a butterfly, a yellow butterfly with dark specks like ink dots on its wings, not lit there. What had brought it there? There was no odor that I could detect to have attracted it. There were other places where it could have rested-there was the wire fence on either side of the road,there were weeds along both ditches with strong fragnances, there were flowers just a short distance away in Pichot's yard- so why did it light on a hill of bull grass that offered it nothing? I watched it closely, the way it opened its wings and closed them, the way it opened its wings again, fluttered, closed its wings for a second or two, then opened them again and flew away. I watched it fly over the ditch and down into the quarter, I watched it until I could not see it anymore."

This was the day Jefferson was going to die.

Page 251-252
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

Baursha Khan said...

The plum tree in the Coles' front yard and the cherry tree in the Freemans' side yard were covered with blossoms, white and lavender. The pecan trees were bare, gray and leafless, but the live oaks and magnolias were full of leaves. The road was fairly dry, but the ditches on either side still held water from the heavy rain we had had during the past couple of months.

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines (page 154)

victoria m torres said...

"And i want to tell her this: We are lost, she and I, unseen and not seeing,unheard and not hearing, unknown by others."
The Joy Luck Club
Amy Tan
Pg. 64

Kaitlyn Langan said...

"He was black and I was white...I was young and a student at a private university that brought revenue to the city. He had a record and had done time." (pg 168)

"Lucky" By Alice Sebold

Mackenzie Robinson said...

"I feel like I've been to Heaven and been brought back to Earth. I've seen how things should be and now I'm seeing how they really are."
(Steve Martin's For the Pleasure of My Company, page 88)

Joshua Licerio 2A said...

"About four o'clock, yes. And then it was five and six and seven. But it was if time stood still. And it got to be eight and nine and ten. But it was still the Middle Ages, you see.....So the Middle Ages lasted for ten hours then.....If each hour was a hundred years, yes."

pg 170 Sophie's World

Emily K. Period 2A said...

The demonic and divine were two aspects of the same force. Creation was demonic and divine. Creativity was demonic and divine. Art was demonic and divine. ... Asher Lev, the son of Aryeh and Rivkeh Lev, was the child of the Master of the Universe and the Other Side.
My Name Is Asher Lev-Chaim Potok
pg 367

Jessica Steele 2A said...

"She made him look so big, in the way I made Bobby look so dark, so many years ago." (Black and Blue 288)

Mirwais said...

Faith does not protect you. Medicine and airbags… those are things that protect you. God does not protect you. Intelligence protects you. Enlightenment. Put your faith in something with tangible results. How long has it been since someone walked on water? Modern miracles belong to science… computers, vaccines, space stations… even the divine miracle of creation. Matter from nothing… in a lab. Who needs God? No! Science is God.

Angels and Demons
Dan Brown

Crystal Knorpp said...

"Suddenly there was the old sense of terrified elation, of wanting to laugh and cry together when he saw the innocents of the earth wandering the snowy streets the day before Christmas among all th etired men and women whose faces were dirty with guilt, unwashed of sin, and smashed like small windows by life that hit without warning, ran, hid, came back and hit again."

Ray Bradbury- Something Wicked This Way Comes- pg.24

Tiffani Donaldson-3B said...

"..he made me..listen to the beating of his heart and the beating of mine. How mine skipped like a rabbit, and how his thudded, a hammer against cloth."

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold-pg.14

Nico Gotera said...

"But another fact seems to us worthy of attention: there comes to light the existence of two particularly well differentiated categories among men - the saved and the drowned. Other pairs of opposites (the good and the bad, the wise and the foolish, the cowards and the courageous, the unlucky and the fortunate) are considerably less distinct, they seem less essential, and above all they allow for more numberous and complex intermediary gradations."- pg. 87-88

Primo Levi, "Survival in Auschwitz"

Meghan Driskill said...

"He was black and I was white...I was young and a student at a private university that brought revenue to the city. He had a record and had done time."

Lucky (page 168)

Angelina Corso P. 4B said...

Guided by the doctor's wife, they dragged the corpses out onto the forecourt, and there they left them in the moonlight, under the planet's milky whiteness, white on the outside, black at last on the inside.

Jose Saramago
Page 210

Zach Smith said...

"I think we both felt very high. I did. Very high, and very relieved at the same time. Couldn't stop laughing, neither one of us; suddenly it all seemed very funny-I don't know why, it just did. But the the gun was dripping blood, and my clothes were stained; there was even blood in my hair."

Truman Capote-In Cold Blood-pg.256

Bonnie said...

"We put it in the trunk of your car hours ago--ain't nothin' like some cool bottled sunshine in the moonlight after a hot game."
Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper, p. 4

Becky T. said...

"...Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more." William Shakespeare- Julius Caesar (III.ii.23-4)

"Had you rather Caesar were living, and die all slaves, than that Casar were dead, to live all freemen?" William Shakespeare- Julius Caesar (III.ii.24-6)