Ok, so when I said this week was going to be about Milford Sound…..I lied…..
ONLY because I was challenge with this quote challenge….thingy….from the awesome Ami im Schwabenland 😀
I know it seems like I’m trying to avoid writing about Milford Sound – I’m not, I promise. I have been aggresively editing my book for the last few weeks which has left little time to write anything else – especially a post worthy of something like Milford. I’ll get to it, but this challenge sounded fun so here we are.
I love a good quote – to me, it’s a moment when you and the author really connect. At least I like to think so. Some quotes can inspire and some can literally destroy you (emotionally) while others can open up a part of you that you never thought existed at 14-years-old. Wait, what am I talking about? I’ll get to that.
Here are the rules of the challenge:
- Thank the person who nominated you – Danke schön, Ami!
- Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote each day).
- Nominate three bloggers each day.
So I’d like to start today by posting my all time favorite quote from a book from my all time favorite trilogy: His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman.
I read The Golden Compass (Northern Lights is the original title in the UK) and The Subtle Knife when I was twelve (had to wait 2 agonizing years for the third book – The Amber Spyglass to come out). That quote was the beginning of an emotional rollar coaster that crushed me in the end. It was the first book to make me cry and still holds a place in my heart as one of my all time favorites.
For those of you not familiar: the trilogy is a comming of age story of two children: Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry as they wander through a series of parallel universes. It’s considered a retelling of John Milton’s Paradise Lost and has also attracted a lot of controversy in its criticism of religion. That criticism was such a big deal that when New Line Cinema made a film version of The Golden Compass – they took out any and all references to religion. They literally castraded the story so much so that they made it literally impossible to continue the trilogy (which was unfortunate because the visuals and the cast was amazing….but the script suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucked). I could go on and on about how much that movie just hurts to watch….but I won’t. I’ll just recommend you read the books intead.
Anyway, I still love this quote. This description of a first kiss is just as light and innocent as the description itself. It made me want to be a better writer so that I, too, can also describe something so beautiful…well….beautifully…..yeah, I still need to work on that.
Don’t forget to visit tomorrow and Friday where you’ll see what other quotes I got (*gasp* I know! Three posts in a week! What is the world coming to?!)
And who do I nominate?!