Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Library Thing Tuesday (19) + Pic of Emmy

Today's Question: Have you ever added a quote to the quotation field in common knowledge? What's a quote you particularly like from a book, one that you know by heart?

My answer: I have not added any quotes, though maybe I should start doing that. If a particular quote strikes me while I'm reading, I'll often add it to my review of the book, so it wouldn't take too much effort to add it there as well.

I used to have a notebook full of literary quotations that I loved (it's probably in storage now). I was inspired to start it by the movie "Dead Poet's Society". My favorite literary quote from that movie (one that I know by heart) is from Tennyson's poem Ulysses:

"...Come, my friends,

`Tis not too late to seek a newer world...

for my purpose holds

To sail beyond the sunset,...

and tho' We are not now that strength which in old days

Moved earth and heaven,

that which we are, we are;

One equal temper of heroic hearts,

Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."

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This week, looks like Emmy doesn't want to be left behind on our trip to Dresden (we leave tomorrow for 3 days and she'll have to go to our neighbor's place):


11 comments:

Marie said...

aw! my cat was climbing into my luggage this morning too.
love the quote- tennyson is one of my favorite poets from childhood and it's not often i see him quoted :-)

jlshall said...

Your trip sounds wonderful - have a great time. And what an adorable photo!

bermudaonion said...

I don't write quotes down so I don't remember them. I don't blame Emmy for wanting to go on your trip - I want to go too.

Lisa said...

You're lucky - when Coco sees the luggage come out, she knows she's going to the kennel and she has been known to take her annoyance out on my bags! I have to leave them in the closet until the last minute.

Dar said...

Love the pic-I look forward to these pics of Emmy. She's adorable. My dog just paces when we start packing. Have a good trip.

S. Krishna said...

Aww, I love the cat pictures! I used to have a quote notebook as well. I might have to start back up with it again!

Ladytink_534 said...

I love your cat. She's so pretty!

Alyce said...

Great quote! I had forgotten it was on Dead Poet's Society. It's been a long time since I watched that movie.

Alea said...

Aww that's so sweet she wants to go too!

sheistoofondofbooks said...

I have to confess that I scrolled down to see the pic of Emmy before I read the text of your post :)

Enjoy Dresden!

Linda J said...

I didn't know your mom wrote notes about books. I guess since you guys moved so much that was something I didn't know about her.

Emmy just gets cuter and cuter!