Thursday, June 20, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday!

Q: Activity: Favorite Literary Quote
             My Sister's Keeper
“An oncology ward is a battlefield, and there are definite hierarchies of command. The patients, they're the ones doing the tour of duty. The doctors breeze in and out like conquering heroes, but they need to read your child's chart to remember where they've left off from the previous visit. It is the nurses who are the seasoned sergeants -- the ones who are there when your baby is shaking with such a high fever she needs to be bathed in ice, the ones who can teach you how to fluch a central venous catheter, or suggest which patient floor might still have Popsicles left to be stolen, or tell you which dry cleaners know how to remove the stains of blood and chemotherapies from clothing. The nurses know the name of your daughter's stuffed walrus and show her how to make tissue paper flowers to twine around her IV stand. The doctor's may be mapping out the war games, but it is the nurses who make the conflict bearable.” 

“don't say it. don't tell me that nobody's going to stare at me, because they will. don't tell me it doesn't matter, because it does. and don't tell me i look fine because that's a lie.” 

“For the first time in my life I begin to understand how a parent my hit a child--it's because you can look into their eyes and see a reflection of yourself that you wish you hadn't.” 

                                        Tuesdays with Morrie
“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” 

“If you hold back on the emotions--if you don't allow yourself to go all the way through them--you can never get to being detached, you're too busy being afraid. You're afraid of the pain, you're afraid of the grief. You're afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails. But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your heard even, you experience them fully and completely.” 


  1. Great quotes! Very powerful. Old follower here.
    My FF

  2. My Sister's Keeper is such a powerful book.

    New follower via GFC. :)

    Bettering Me Up

  3. Hopping through. I want to read Tuesdays with Morrie. My friend gave it to me but I haven't read it.
    My Hop

  4. I want to read both books. I came across My Sister's Keeper in another book and it suddenly called my name to read it.

    Jess @ Literary, etc (old follower).

  5. Both wonderful quotes and books I really want to read. I've heard some bad things about Tuesdays with Morrie though. Old follower. My FF can by found at my blog Music Plus Books. I also tag you to do my Blogging Things I Suck At Tag. You can find out all the details and more at the post on my blog here. I really hope you can do it.
    Wishing you a splendid weekend,
    Laura @ Music Plus Books

  6. These are really nice quotes!

    New Follower via GFC

    My FF:
    Annoushka @ Annoushka Reads

  7. Such powerful quotes and books! Great picks! =)

    New follower on GFC!

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  8. Haven't read either of those, but great quotes! :)

    New GFC follower,

    Emma @ From the Writer’s Nest

  9. My Sister's Keeper nearly killed me! So powerful. PSA-don't read if you're pregnant ;)

    Meredith’s Musings

  10. I really like your first quote taken from Tuesdays from Morrie, so very true and it certainly hit home for me :) Thanks for sharing!

    My Feature & Follow Friday.

    Have a great weekend!

  11. The quote from My Sister's Keeper is accurate. The doctors do breeze in and out in an oncology ward. Quotes to really make you think - I love those!

    Old GFC, Google+, and email subscriber. :D

    My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl


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