Sunday, May 22, 2011


     Even if I'm reading a book that I got from the library, I like to underline my favorite passages so that the people who read the book after me won't just skim over it, oblivious to its awesomeness. So here are some quotes that I have underlined in some of my favorite books. 

"Ask yourself: What did I eat for breakfast today? What did I eat for dinner last night? You see how fast reality fades away?" --Rant by Chuck Palahniuk

"The Moral Law tells us the tune we have to play: our instincts are merely the keys."
--Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

"Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was was something tragic." --The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

"In simple terms, it was not the man who had stolen; it was the animal which, from habit and instinct, had brutally set its foot on the coin while the man's intelligence wrestled with the new and dumbfounding thoughts that preoccupied it." --Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

'What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though."--The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger