It’s Wednesday (in most places), which means that you are either at, on, approaching or gliding down that big old hump of your week. To me, it’s like the first death-drop of a massive you-better-have-life-insurance-and-a-clean-pair-of-underwear-handy roller coaster ride. When I’m stressed or have too many things going on, I immediately get sleepy (counteractive, yes?). So, by Wednesday…well, my eyes are being propped open solely by copious amounts of Diet Cherry Coke.
Since I’m forced to be strapped in for the duration of the week without losing my mind (or my dignity), I thought I would go a-hunting for some mind resuscitation — some morsels of thought to feed a tired brain. And, what better place to turn to for some fabulous one-liners than my favorite books.
The following are a smattering of lines that I like to throw around during various
“Death makes me hungry.” ~ Ofglen from The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
“What good is my humility when I am stuck in this obscurity?” David Budbill from the poem “Dilemma”
“You know what they say about maybe’s, Laura? ‘May Bees don’t fly in September.'” ~Caroline Ingalls from Little Town on the Prairie (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
“Speaking of ways, pet, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract.” ~Mrs. Whatsit from A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle)
“Evil exists, I know that, and its name is Boredom…” ~Galinda from Wicked (Gregory Maguire)
“Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!” ~Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone (J.K. Rowling)
And, our household’s personal favorite…
“Eat it, or wear it!” Warren Hatcher from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Judy Blume)
So, let’s help each other get over the hump — share a line that’s stuck with you; whether it’s inspirational, thought-provoking, laugh-out-loud ridiculous, intriguing, or just plain odd. Remember, these are not famous quotations — just those phrases or sentences you’ve committed to memory by virtue of their ability to delight. They can be from novels, short-stories, poetry or your own Work-in-Progress (Come on NanoWriMo-er’s…wow us!). It will be like our own Literary-type Woodstock, sans nakedness and rampant illegal drug use. Okay, maybe a little nakedness.
We can’t get off this ride, so we might as well enjoy it.
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