Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Quote Book // April 2013

// T h e   Q u o t e   B o o k //

A p r i l   2 0 1 3 

 Dear Literary Maidens (and Literary Knights if there are actually any of you out there),
When Bethany and I (Madi) are reading, we always keep a notebook handy. In this notebook we write reviews, thoughts on the book and quotes/sayings from whatever we are reading. Now, this week we were brainstorming, and a light bulb went off. "Why are we hoarding all this for ourselves?!" we said, "Lets share it on the blog!". Thus, "The Quote Book" was born. Once a month we will each share whatever quotes we wrote down that month from books we read that month {For a complete list of what we read this past month check back tomorrow for our Monthly Reflection post!}. We hope that this brightens your day a little bit. So, sit back, relax, and happy reading!
// M a d i ' s    A p r i l    Q u o t e s //
  • "It's a clean breath or a days pay." Pg 6 of Skip Rock Shallows By Jan Watson
  • "Even a thorn tree casts a shade." Pg 39 of Skip Rock Shallows By Jan Watson
  • "Gracious, young man, how did you manage to get in such a dilemma?" "Trouble picks on me," Timmy said." Pg 133 of Skip Rock Shallows By Jan Watson
  • "Texas is a state that tangles with everyone." Pg 283 of Swept Away By Mary Connealy (AMEN!)
  • "Even when outmatched, there's always a way to win. Find a hole in the machine. Then throw a wrench in it." Pg 10 of Avenger By Heather Burch
  • "Let God's Word speak for itself. It has far more power than you." Pg 15 Of  Opal By Lauraine Snelling
  • " There's something in the search for it that's better than even the finding would be." Pg 7 of Emily's Quest By L.M Montgomery
  • "Too many people don't know - or don't want to know - what the truth is anymore. We don't stand for something, so we fall for anything." Pg 35 of This Present Darkness By Frank E. Peretti
  • "Maybe I'll win, maybe I won't come out alive. But God didn't tell me I'd come out alive; He just told me to stay and fight. You've made one thing clear to me: Satan does want this town. And I can't let him have it." Pg 70 of  This Present Darkness By Frank E. Peretti
  • "When one did not serve the Lord, they unwittingly served the evil one instead." Pg 6 of A Voice In The Wind By Francine Rivers
  • "But so often, things of great beauty are full of great corruption." Pg 7 of A Voice In The Wind By Francine Rivers
  • "They hate us more with every passing year." "Hatred is the enemy, Hadassah. Not the people." Pg 10 of A Voice In The Wind By Francine Rivers
  • "Father said it is not God's will that any should suffer." "Then why must we?" "We bear the consequences for what we have done to ourselves, and for the sin that rules this world. Jesus forgave the thief, but he didn't take him down off the cross." He pushed his hand back through his hair. "I'm not wise like Father. I haven't any answers to why, but I know there is hope." "What hope, Mark? What hope is there?" "God always leaves a remnant." Pg 13 of A Voice In The Wind By Francine Rivers
  • "Political ambition often leads to poverty." Pg 49 of A Voice In The Wind By Francine Rivers
  • "What had happened to decency? What had happened to purity and faithfulness? Life was more than pleasure. It was duty and honor. It was building a family. It was caring for others who hadn't the means to care for themselves." - Pg 51 of A Voice In The Wind By Francine Rivers
  • "Life was meant to be swallowed, not sipped." - Pg 56 of A Voice In The Wind By Francine Rivers
  • "Most rumors don't begin without a basis of truth." - Pg 62 of A Voice In The Wind By Francine Rivers
  • "True beauty is rare, and seldom recognized by the one who possesses it." - Pg 66 of A Voice In The Wind By Francine Rivers
  • "While filth, poor food, no privacy, and abuse dehumanized some, these things drove Hadassa to God. Her father had said suffering brought endurance in order that one might be strengthened for whatever lay ahead." - Pg 73 of A Voice In The Wind By Francine Rivers
  • God will return in His own good time, Hadassah. He told the disciples he would come like a thief in the night. For that reason, I don't think he will be expected. We only know he will come. It's not for us to know when." - Pg 74 of A Voice In The Wind By Francine Rivers
  • "She wanted him to come. She yearned for him. Yet, a deep sense within  her warned against quick rescues. God didn't always intervene. Throughout scripture He had used pagan nations to bring Israel to her knees." - Pg 74 of A Voice In The Wind By Francine Rivers
 // B e t h a n y ' s    A p r i l    Q u o t e s //
  • "Then Missie's eyes took on a fire. "But I hate thet Willie LaHaye. He's a show-off.' 'Missie - shame on ya admonished Marty. 'We are not to hate anyone.' 'Bet God didn't know 'bout Willie LaHaye when He made thet rule.' Missie declared with venom. 'Nobody could love him.' " - Pg. 84 Love Comes Softly, by Janette Oke
  • "Not only was he short, but very small of build and bone, and his sleeve size did not seem to have to expand one bit for his biceps from which covered the slim wrist. What he lacked in size he seemed to endeavor to compensate with mustache. Though carefully tended and waxed on the ends, the furry appendage nearly hid the lower half of his face and stuck out beyond his face like handles on a walking plow." - Concerning the new pastor's description on page 78 of Love's Enduring Promise by Janette Oke
  • "She swallowed a dry lump in her throat and began to recite... 'The Lord is my shepherd' she began 'I shall not want.' Eyes still closed, Katherine's cracked lips mouthed a slow, faltering response. "He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside still -' Katherine's voice stopped. Her labored breaths dissolved into shallow gasps until she breathed no more...Amelia drew the linen sheet over her friends pallid face. 'Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.' - Taken from the Epilogue in The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah E. Ladd

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