Monday, December 18, 2006

Quote of the Day, 12/18/06: A Christmas Carol

Pre-Christmas quote posts, day 2. Today I'm going to the master of Christmas himself, Mr. Charles Dickens, and looking to his classic, A Christmas Carol.

Marley was dead: to begin with.
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'I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. Oh, tell me I may sponge away the writing on this stone!'
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'Bah,' said Scrooge. 'Humbug!'
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External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge. No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him. No wind that blew was bitterer than he, no falling snow was more intent upon its purpose, no pelting rain less open to entreaty.
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'It's Christmas Day!' said Scrooge to himself. 'I haven't missed it. The Spirits have done it all in one night. They can do anything they like. Of course they can. Of course they can.'











5 comments:

Erin said...

I love, love, LOVE this book.

Michele said...

You know, of course, that today is the anniversary of the publication of A Christmas Carol ?

I'm going to re-read it at the weekend - Cybils be Scrooged ! ;-D I used to read it every year at Xmas, but that tradition has slipped of late, so I'm reinstating it...

featherbee said...

I used to reread it every Christmas too! I need to go get out my copy...

Oh, and I LOVE the Muppet Christmas Carol. And of course, you know, Patrick Stewart's version...

Little Willow said...

I played Tiny Tim in the musical Scrooge.

Have you read Marley's Ghost by David Levithan?

Nancy said...

I'm planning on listening to Patrick Stewart reading A Christmas Carol during my drive up to Massachusetts later this week.

I haven't read Marley's Ghost. Good?

I just finished listening to Holidays on Ice (David Sedaris) and that was pretty funny stuff.

Bad thing about my commute: at least two hours less "life" each day. Good thing about my commute: as much as two hours more reading time each day.