Thursday, August 18, 2005

say what you wish

but you can guarantee I'm going to defend The Second Summer of the Sisterhood as well as its predecessor. This series of the Traveling Pants is quite amazing to me. Ann Brashares has got me hook, line, and sinker. She has these 4 girls' characters developed in such a way that you can relate with different characteristics of each. It reminds me of who I used to be when I was their ages and even who I am now. However, my favorite thing about the books are the quotes that begin each chapter. I wanted to share some of the ones that resonate with me, so here you go:

  • "There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered." --Nelson Mandela
  • "On the other hand, you have different fingers." --Jack Handey
  • "Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened." --Winston Churchill
  • "Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed." --Michael Pritchard
  • "If you scatter thorns, don't go barefoot." --Italian proverb
  • "There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it." --George Bernard Shaw
  • "What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life." --Walt Whitman
  • "He made the world to be a grassy road before her wandering feet." --W.B. Yeats
  • "There is no remedy for love but to love more." --Henry David Thoreau

And that's as far as I am. I don't want to peek into the next few chapters, because it's my favorite thing to get to a new chapter and read a new quote. I love this book.

Like I said, say what you wish and make fun of me if you'd like, but I'll defend myself and the book!

1 comment:

joolz said...

I will never mock you, and in fact have just purchased the third book in the series.

As for the quotations at the start of each chapter, I've written many of them in my book o' quotes, so good on you for posting them.