Literary Quote of the Month

“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Friday, July 9, 2010

First Lines...

I was fourteen when I stopped believing in God. At the time it wasn't dramatic. I remember lying in the bedroom of that old, drafty house and thinking: If you are there, I hope you'll forgive me if I stop believing in you for a while, because right now I just don't see a reason. When you're fourteen, you don't have much reason to believe one way or the other. Everyone tells you what to do and anything you want is in within arm's reach Then you grow up, and you start disbelieving for other reasons."
...Taroko Gorge by Jacob Ritari


Darlene said...

Great lines. I've been really curious about this book. I'll be watching for your thoughts on it.

Page said...

What a great start to a book.

Suzanne said...

Hi Dar!
Yes, I've been chomping at the bits to read this and now I finally have the opportunity!

Suzanne said...

Hi Page!
Yes, it's a great start and it's just as good the further I get into it!

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