Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Candy Arkell

I don't know why this has never occurred to me before, but as this is my blog, I can quote myself! So once a month (so as not to indulge myself too much), I believe I shall. (Ralph Waldo would be so proud.) Here we go:

"Other than the books, there was nothing to show what Arthur had been like, and I realized that this was all that was left of him, words scribbled in the margin of books, which made me so sad that I tried to read some of the notes, in respect of his memory if nothing else. But it was getting dark, and I had no light, and when I shut the final book, the only thing I really understood about him was that from the time he was nine until he died, his handwriting had improved a great deal."
Because of a Ring, page 155 (or thereabouts)

1 comment:

  1. I am glad that I live in this age when communication of the most interesting sort is possible. And now I will be able to quote Candy Arkell who I find very clever. If given the opportunity, I just might provide a tidbit or poem. Does everybody collect bags and boxes of scraps of quotes like I do?