Friday, August 03, 2012

Friday Fun Facts: I'm a Quote Junkie

"If music be the food of love, play on."

I'll admit it: I'm a nerd when it comes to literature. I love it. I loved reading from the time I was about 4, and that never changed through high school, college, or graduate school. In fact, the only part I didn't really love about majoring in English Lit were the papers I had to write analyzing authors. I enjoyed reading them; I loved drinking in the language and somewhere I still have a little book where I would write down favorite quotes I came across. I didn't really enjoyed tearing them apart.

That was a driving force in my becoming a writer, I think: I dreamed of crafting language that would make other people pause the way I did so many times. (That's always been a sticking point for me, actually: I'm much more interested in playing with language and phrases than hammering out a page-turning plot. It's something I'm continually working on improving).

In researching the YA novel I'm working on right now, I read through Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (and enjoyed it - told you I was a nerd). Here are some of my favorite quotes from that play, and I'm trying to figure out how to work them into my story. I'll keep you posted!

"Oh Time, thou must untangle this, not I. It is too hard a knot for me t' untie!"

"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em."

"Love sought is good, but giv'n unsought is better."


Liz said...

I love the quotes yo chose.

And when I read your writing in reminds me to go back through my sex scenes and add emotion.

Allie Boniface said...

Thanks! And when I read your writing it reminds me to spice up my emotional scenes! lol

Susan Shapley said...

I have a degree in English as well and also get what you mean about the "nerd business". I've rarely stopped reading my entire life and have really enjoyed the advent of e-books. I taught high school English for thirty some years and loved it. Now, I love reading your books. In particular I liked the one about the girl who's father was involved in a political scandal, causing her to run away to a small town. What an emotional, tender book! I'm ready for more...
Susan Shapley

Allie Boniface said...

Aw thanks, Susan! Lost in Paradise...Eddie is still my favorite hero, out of all my books :) Did you read Summer's Song? That's another emotional small-town story. And I have another coming out (finally!) next spring, called Beacon of Love.

John said...

This Book is really worth reading, it has too much details in it and yet it is so simple to understand, Thanks for sharing the picture it has great detail in it and i really appreciate your true artistic work!

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