Monday, May 23, 2011

Jane Eyre Poster Winner!

Hello all!

I'm pleased to announce that the winner of the giveaway is Sonja!

She left a quotation from Jane Eyre as it appears in the book:

"Do you think I am an automaton? — a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! — I have as much soul as you — and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh: it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God's feet, equal — as we are!"

Thank you to everyone who entered and everyone who left a quote! I really loved reading them all, so I've complied them here where it's easier for everyone to read!

"A vaportrail gashed the sky.
But the sky healed itself. Without fuss."
"Black Swan Green"David Mitchell

"They walked on, without knowing in what direction. There was too much to be thought, and felt, and said, for attention to any other objects."
"Pride & Prejudice" Jane Austen

"My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods. Time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees — my love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath — a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I am Heathcliff — he's always, always in my mind — not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself — but as my own being — so, don't talk of our separation again — it is impracticable."
"Wuthering Heights"
Emily Bronte

"Holding hands, for example, is a way to remember how it feels to say nothing together."
"The History of Love" Nicole Krauss

"Everybody's different, and everybody thinks everybody else is the same and they're the only one different."
"Homecoming" Cynthia Voigt

"Parting is such sweet sorrow."
"Romeo and Juliet" William Shakespeare

"Reader, I married him."
"Jane Eyre" Charlotte Bronte

"Yes I said yes I will Yes."
"Ulysses" James Joyce

"Things always change. Things would be changing now if your father were alive, Edgar. That's just life. You can fight it or you can accept it. The only difference is, if you accept it, you get to do other things. If you fight it, you're stuck in the same spot forever."
"The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" David Wroblewski

"Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and
never forget that until the day when God shall deign to
reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is summed up in
these two words, -- `Wait and hope.' Your friend, Edmond Dantes, Count of Monte Cristo."

"The Count of Monte Cristo" Alexandre Dumas

"Wherever you are is my home - my only home."
"Jane Eyre" Charlotte Bronte

"My bride is here... because my equal is here, and my likeness."
"Jane Eyre" Charlotte Bronte

"It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace."
"Diary" Chuck Palahniuk

"Life is both sad and solemn. we are led into a wonderful world, we meet one another here, greet each other---and wander together for a brief moment. Then we lose each other and disappear as suddenly and unreasonably as we arrived."
"Sophie's World"
Jostein Gaarder

"Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another!"
"Emma" Jane Austen

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."
"Hamlet" William Shakespeare

"My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes."
"Anne of Green Gables" Lucy Maud Montgomery

"I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking."
"Goodbye to Berlin" Christopher Isherwood

"In youth from rock to rock I went,
From hill to hill in discontent
Of pleasure high and turbulent,
Most pleased when most uneasy;
But now my own delights I make, -
My thirst at every rill can slake,
And gladly Nature's love partake
Of Thee, sweet Daisy!"

'To the Daisy' William Wordsworth

"To see ten thousand animals untamed and not branded with the symbols of human commerce is like scaling an unconquered mountain for the first time, or like finding a forest without roads or footpaths, or the blemish of an axe. You know then what you had always been told -- that the world once lived and grew without adding machines and newsprint and brick-walled streets and the tyranny of clocks."
"West with the Night" Beryl Markham

“Night flying over charted country by the aid of instruments and radio guidance can still be a lonely business, but to fly in unbroken darkness without even the cold companionship of a pair of ear phones or the knowledge that somewhere ahead are lights and life and a well-marked airport is something more than just lonely. It is at times unreal to the point where the existence of other people seems not even a reasonable probability. The hills, the forests, the rocks, and the plains are one with the darkness, and the darkness is infinite. The Earth is no more your planet than is a distant star – if a star is shining; the plane is your planet and you are its sole inhabitant."
"West with the Night" Beryl Markham

"The time piece in the bedroom ticking frantically against the clock on the stairs; ticking harder and harder till it seemed to clang like a gong; and all this while the subtle-souled girl asking herself why she was born, why sitting in a room, and blinking at the candle; why things around her had taken the shape they wore in preference to every other possible shape; why they stared at her so helplessly, as if waiting for the touch of some wand that should release them from terrestrial constraint; what that chaos called consciousness, which spun in her at this moment like a top, tended to, and began in. Her eyes fell together; she was awake, yet she was asleep."

"The Mayor of Casterbridge" Thomas Hardy

"Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens."
"The Shadow of the Wind" Carlos Ruiz Zafon

" do you see why books are hated and feared? They show the pores in the face of life. The comfortable people want only wax moon faces, poreless, hairless, expressionless. We are living in a time where flowers are trying to live on flowers, instead of growing on good rain and black loam."
"Fahrenheit 451" Ray Bradbury

"Out on the Safaris, I had seen a herd of Buffalo, one hundred and twenty-nine of them, come out of the morning mist under a copper sky, one by one, as if the dark and massive, iron-like animals with the mighty horizontally swung horns were not approaching, but were being created before my eyes and sent out as they were finished."

"Out of Africa" Isak Dinesen

"She was not in the library; I mounted to her room, but she was not there. I paused by her laden dressing table wondering if she would come. Then through the open window, as the light streamed out across the terrace into the dusk, to the fountain which in that house seemed always to draw us to itself for comfort and refreshment I caught the glimpse of a white skirt against the stones."

"Brideshead Revisited" Evelyn Waugh

"All her generation use their brains too scrupulously upon books, seeking meaning rather than letting themselves run on for pleasure which is more or less my way, & thus naturally richest & best."

Virginia Woolf, Diaries

"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me"
"Jane Eyre" Charlotte Bronte

"If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger: I should not seem a part of it."
"Wuthering Heights" Emily Bronte

"I must, then, repeat continually that we are forever sundered--yet while I breath and think, I must love him."
"Jane Eyre" Charlotte Bronte

"Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs."
"Jane Eyre" Charlotte Bronte

"And...I see. I hear. But not with eyes and ears. I'm not outside my world anymore, and I'm not really inside it either. The thing is, there's no difference anymore between me and the universe anymore. The boundary is gone. I am it and it is me. I am a stone, a cactus thorn. I am rain." She smiled dreamily. "I like that most of all, being rain."
"Stargirl" Jerry Spinelli

"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."
"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" Steve Kloves (script adaptation)

"So Matilda's strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone."
"Matilda" Roald Dahl

“Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
“After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" J. K. Rowling

"I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn't quite make out. I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn't make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet."
"The Bell Jar" Sylvia Plath

"Mostly, I'm just trying to get it right. Whatever that means."
"The Truth About Forever" Sarah Dessen

"And what are you reading, Miss—?" "Oh! it is only a novel!" replies the young lady…in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humor are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language."
"Northanger Abbey" Jane Austen

"If you can sit in silence with anyone for half an hour and feel 'comfortable,' you and that person can be friends. If not, friends you'll never be and you needn't waste time trying."
"Old Grandmother, Magic for Marigold" L.M. Montgomery

"...perhaps a robin, all but one of his fires out."
"A Child's Christmas in Wales" Dylan Thomas

"It's the wanting to know that makes us matter"
"Arcadia" Tom Stoppard

"“Here’s to seasonal madness, part-time relatives, and substitutes for love.”
"Crank" Ellen Hopkins.

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