Monday, 10 March 2014

Why I Love to Read, part 4

Why I Love to Read- Monday special.
Reason number 4:
I enjoy delicious language!
And John Steinbeck can really put words together in a fascinating way!

Quotes from "East of Eden":
"Tom got into a book, crawled and groveled between the covers, tunneled like a mole among the thoughts, and came up with the book all over his face and hands."

"Cathy had always been able to shovel into the mind of any man and dig up his impulses and his desires".

Quotes from "Grapes of Wrath":
"On the highway the people moved like ants and searched for work, for food.  And the anger began to ferment."

"Man- he lives in jerks.  Woman, it's all one flow, like a stream , little eddies, little waterfalls but the river, it goes right on".

                  Both books are amazing!


I keep a book of quotes and I can't resist adding these quotes (men may skip these).

"Most men are only speed bumps anyway, aggravating distractions scattered along life's otherwise pretty nice highway.  You might run into a good one every long once in a while, but even then he's usually got something wrong with him.  Good women, on the other hand, are everywhere.  You can pick and choose, find the best ones, start a club, and have friends for life." (Patricia Gaffrey in "The Saving Graces") 2004

 "Men! They are the enemies of our innocence and our peace- they drag us away from our parents' love and our sisters' friendship- they take us body and soul to themselves, and fasten our helpless lives to theirs as they chain up a dog to his kennel.  And what does the best of them give us in return?"
(Wilkie Collins in "The Woman in White")  1859

Don't authors say the darndest things???

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