Friday, January 25, 2013

An Interview With: Me!

Hey Guys,

Ty Patterson, who I interviewed recently, posted an interview with me on his blog. He asked me a bunch of great questions. You can read the full interview on Ty's blog:


My favorite question is below:

What are the top ten lines that you have read in a book?
(in no particular order)

1. “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” — Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
2. “Voici mon secret. Il est très simple: on ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.” Translation: “Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” — Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
3. “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” — The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
4. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”  – From the poem, The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost
5. “Hello,” he said. “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” — From The Princess Bride by William Goldman (or S. Morgenstern, if you prefer!)
6. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” — Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
7. “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door…” From The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
8. “Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry?” From Tyger, Tyger by William Blake
9. “But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” From Aedh Wishes For the Cloths of Heaven by William Butler Yeats
10. Not a story, but I did read it in a book: “Be the change you wish to see in the world” — Mahatma Gandhi

I would love to hear from you all, about your favorite phrases from poems and novels. If you guys have any questions for me as well, leave a comment or email me :)


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