14 June, 2013
Quotable Friday (11)
When I started doing this series, my dear friend Emma e-mailed a couple of quotations she really loves to me. If you want to do the same, feel free! My contact details are on the About Me page.
One of Emma's favourite quotations I'll leave for another time, but she had one from Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell which I'm considering putting on my "to be read" list. Have you read it? Would you recommend it? The quotation is really quirky and made Emma laugh, which reminded me of a quotation from A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth, just because that, too, made me laugh, despite its short simplicity - I'm sure I've mentioned it before on this blog already. So here are two simple sentences that have brightened our days...
"Being a bit of a layabout, he lay about a bit." - from A Suitable Boy
"The fluffy bunny of incredulity zoomed around the bend so fast that it left the greyhound of language agog in the starting blocks." - from Cloud Atlas
Do you have any favourite lines that have made you laugh?