Saturday, January 16, 2010

Call for Love-Themed KidLit Quotes!

We interrupt this blog....

....well, not really interrupt. A new quote goes up here every week day, but I'm setting this to post on Saturday, as we look ahead to next month!

I want to thank everyone who has contributed to the launch of the blog with quotes or with comments. The enthusiasm is very encouraging. So, I've decided to try a THEME for the month of February....and if you'll forgive me for giving in to cliche, the theme will be

From Robert Munsch's LOVE YOU FOREVER to the TWILIGHT SAGA and everything in between.....KidLit is bound to produce many memorable quotes! So send your favorites. I will post as many as possible on the theme next month.

Meanwhile--- We have quotes scheduled, but need lots more! So please send as many as you wish -- in one e-mail or in separate e-mails-- to kidlitquote {at} gmail dot com

Friday, January 15, 2010

"Suppose we have only dreamed or made up all those things- trees and grass and sun and moon and Aslan himself. Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in this case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones. Suppose this black pit of a kingdom of yours is the only world. Well, it strikes me as a pretty poor one. And that's a funny thing, when you come to think of it. We're just babies making up a game, if you're right. But four babies playing a game can make a play-world which licks your real world hollow. That's why I'm going to stand by the play-world. I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia. So thanking you kindly for our supper, if these two gentlemen and the young lady are ready, we're leaving your court at once and setting out in the dark to spend our lives looking for Overland. Not that our lives will be very long, I should think; but that's small loss if the world's as dull a place as you say.
-Puddleglum, from The Silver Chair, by CS Lewis.

Submitted by V.Finnigan

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hi Donna! Here's my quote:

"He knew what he knew: that the real world was full of magic, so magical worlds could easily be real."

--from Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie.

An unwitting foreshadowing, while still on Earth, of the crazy things that would soon happen to Haroun.

-- submitted by Alex Riggle

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

"Humanity can be roughly divided into three sorts of people‹those who find
comfort in literature, those who find comfort in personal adornment, and
those who find comfort in food."

From "The Little White Horse" by Elizabeth Goudge

I love this quote because it's so unexpectedly profound.-- Katherine Hyde

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I love this blog! I've been collecting quotations from books for many years, so I'll send them to you bit by bit.

From AA Milne, Winnie the Pooh, end of last chapter:

" 'When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,' said Piglet...'what's the first thing you say to yourself?'
'What's for breakfast?' said Pooh. 'What do you say, Piglet?'
'I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today ?' said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully.
'It's the same thing,' he said."

Thoughts about the quotation:

Piglet's phrasing "I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" makes this thought already exciting and anticipatory of Good Things. This stands in complete contrast to the Monday morning feeling of most people--'back to the grind'. It's all about letting ourselves be open to the blessings of the Lord, and allowing Him to allow us to be blessings for other people too. That's the excitement--the synergy that is possible!

--submitted by Laurie Rodger

Monday, January 11, 2010

"I am not bad, I 'm just drawn that way."
~by character Peter Weir from Runnerland by John Burns

What I like about this line is that it shows the struggle to find identity.-- Ramona Wildeman