Because I'm bored

Saturday, May 8, 2010 12:40 PM By Simon

Here's some random book passages:

"We learned, from listening, that all the strangers could see from outside, when they looked at all, was a great ruined structure overgrown with vines, barely recognizeble as a house. It was the point halfway between the village and the highway, the middle spot on the path, and no one ever saw our eyes looking out through the vines."
---We Have Always Lived in the Castle, page 146

"Here was the thing about the fight between Henry and Robert Woolfolk: Dylan Ebdus never was able to sort out whether he'd been there and watched it himself or only heard every detail, burnished into legend by the other kids. He just couldn't work it out, and after a while quit trying."
---The Fortress of Solitude, page 29

"My mother is a fish."
---As I Lay Dying, page 84 (Dewey Dell on his dead mother)

"She loved that man madly, but in a delirious way of some kind; there was never any mooching and mincing around, just talk and a very deep companionship that none of us would ever be able to fathom. Something curiously unsympathetic, and cold between them was really a form of humor by which they communicated their own set of subtle vibrations. Love is all; Jane was never more than ten feet away from Bull, and never missed a word he said, and he spoke in a very low voice, too."
---On the Road, page 146 (on Old Bill and Jane)

"As half of the people we know, in secret or unabashedly, are scrambling to get our applications in, we wonder what sort of fun we can make, put our much-needed spin on it all."
---A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, page 168 (on The Real World audtions)

2 comments:

SugaryCynic said...

I LOVE As I Lay Dying :D

May 8, 2010 at 9:09 PM
Simon said...

Best book ever!

May 9, 2010 at 8:32 PM