Monday, July 29, 2013

30 Day Book Challenge: Day 28

Day 28- Favorite quotes

Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
 This is one of my favorite quotes from LOTR!

Speech from Nora Roberts' Circle Trilogy (Book 3), Valley of Silence
“It’s not for them you come here to this bitter valley, knowing your blood may spill on its ground. It’s for all humankind you come here. For all humankind you stand here. You are the chosen. You are the blessed. All the worlds and every heart that beats in them is your heart now, your world now. We, the chosen, are one world, one heart, one purpose."
Her cloak snapped in the wind as the stallion pranced, and the dying sun glinted on the gold of her crown, the steel of her sword. “We will not fail this night. We cannot fail this night. For when one of us falls, there will be another to lift the sword, the lance, to fight with stake and fist the pestilence that threatens humanity and all it is. And if that next of us should fall, there will come another and another, and still more for we are the world here, and the enemy has never known the like of us."
They're going into battle and this is the speech she gives to inspire them. This is only the first part of her speech, but I didn't want to put the whole thing on here even though I love it all. They are great books!

Shakespeare's Hamlet
Doubt thou the stars are fire,
Doubt that the sun doth move,
Doubt truth to be a liar,
But never doubt I love."
Even though he was incorrect about the sun moving, the sentiment is still nice.

What is your favorite quote from a book?

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