Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Express Yourself: Book Quotes

It's time once again for me to partake in the Express Yourself Weekly Meme. Jackie at Bouquet of Books and Dani at Entertaining Interests always have a good prompt for us, and this week is no exception.

Share a memorable book quote.

There are too many for me to even begin to compile a comprehensive list here, so I just grabbed a couple of books off my shelf.  These are books that I would highly recommend to anyone who loves a great story.

From the short story Teen Sniper, from the short story collection Emporium by Adam Johnson
"I don't puff up my shoulders or anything.  I want her to see the real me.  If she trains her lens on me, she'll know me, and she'll call.  If she calls, that means the LAPD is wrong, that empathy is real.  Even if Seema uses thermal, she'll see a kid who looks pretty skinny, but is glowing red as he walks into the blue-green of a relatively cold world."

From Stardust by Neil Gaiman
"'If you will not kiss me," asked Tristran, "will you marry me?'"

From American Gods by Neil Gaiman
'"Roadside attractions: people feel themselves being pulled to places where, in other parts of the world, they would recognize that part of themselves that is truly transcendent, and buy a hotdog and walk around, feeling satisfied on a level they cannot truly describe, and profoundly dissatisfied on a level beneath that.'"

From American Gods by Neil Gaiman
"If he did die, he thought, if he died right now, here on the tree, it would be worth it to have had this one, perfect, mad moment.
'Hey!' he shouted at the storm. 'Hey!  It's me!  I'm here!'"