Thank you to This One is For the Books http://thisoneisforthebooks.wordpress.com for nominating me for the challenge!
Day 1 Quote: “She told me it was a girl, and so I turned my head away and wept. ‘All right,’ I said, ‘I’m glad it’s a girl. And I hope she’ll be a fool — that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.'”
Daisy in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”
I find these words so moving because Daisy was speaking to the oppression of women in society, hoping that her daughter would have the qualities (necessary for acceptance and fulfillment) that she likely felt she lacked.
Day 2 Quote: “It seemed funny to me that the sunset she saw from her patio and the one I saw from the back steps was the same one. Maybe the two different worlds we lived in weren’t so different. We saw the same sunset.”
From S.E. Hinton’s “The Outsiders”
This was one of the first books that really moved me. I think I was about ten when I read it. The above quote spoke to me about the power and dissolution of perceived differences. We are just people after all.
Day 3 Quote: “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
From Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”
This selection is obvious, right? It just makes you feel good!
I nominate the following bloggers for the challenge:
Alys at alysjournals.com
Siobhan Llinos Gale at http://veganbabelife.co.uk
Jenny Rose at http://jennyrosee.com