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, June 21, 2013

First Lines...

"It is not uncommon, when one is young, to think that life is simple. In my case, I reasoned it would require little besides discipline and effort. If I labored well, worshipped, confessed, and shunned all carnal desire, my soul would find sure and brilliant its path to Zion. And if I held faith as the brightest star in my firmament - and thus the easiest by which to chart my course- the universe would fall into order. Order, after all, means everything to a Shaker, and a Shaker is what I am. 
But if we are to be sincere, then we know that we are not made for perfection..."
The Visionist by Rachel Urquhart coming Jan. 2014 from Little Brown & Co.

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