quinta-feira, 10 de maio de 2012

Top Ten Tuesday - Citações Favoritas

Já há algum tempo que vejo esta rubrica em alguns sites nacionais e internacionais e por várias vezes estive quase para participar... Esta semana vi o tema no Cuidado com o Dálmata e não resisti...
 
Top Ten Tuesday é uma rubrica original do site The Broke and the Bookish, na qual, cada semana, nos é dado um tema para o qual devemos fazer uma lista.

O tema desta semana é Citações Favoritas. Ora, não se pode dizer que seja propriamente fã de citações, mas há alguns livros cujas frases me marcaram... Assim, aqui fica o meu top 10 de citações favoritas (até agora, claro!).

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10. “There is no fair in life and death. If it were, no good men would die young.”
Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven 
Embora não tivesse achado o livro nada de especial, achei algumas citações bastante memoráveis. E acho esta uma grande verdade...

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 9. “If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
 Mais uma grande verdade...

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8. “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.”
Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca
É a frase inicial do livro e, de tão simples, é completamente memorável! Principalmente porque nos deixa com a dúvida (que só é desvendada no final) de porque é que ela nunca mais voltou a Manderley.

7. “There is no death, daughter. People die only when we forget them,' my mother explained shortly before she left me. 'If you can remember me, I will be with you always.”
Isabel Allende, Eva Luna: A Novel
 Não é o meu livro favorito de Isabel Allende, mas gosto bastante desta citação.

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6. "You gave to much rein to your imagination. Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master. The simplest explanation is always the most likely.”
Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles
 Mais certainement, non? Não podia deixar de citar o meu detective preferido.

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5. “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice 
Podia ter escolhido muitas citações deste livro, mas como disse o mesmo tantas vezes (quando tiver uma casa, vou ter muitas prateleiras e enchê-las de livros!), esta acabou por ser a escolhida.

4. “I have always been a reader; I have read at every stage of my life, and there has never been a time when reading was not my greatest joy. And yet I cannot pretend that the reading I have done in my adult years matches in its impact on my soul the reading I did as a child. I still believe in stories. I still forget myself when I am in the middle of a good book. Yet it is not the same. Books are, for me, it must be said, the most important thing; what I cannot forget is that there was a time when they were at once more banal and more essential than that. When I was a child, books were everything. And so there is in me, always, a nostalgic yearning for the lost pleasure of books. It is not a yearning that one ever expects to be fulfilled.”
Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale
Mais um livro do qual foi difícil escolher apenas uma citação. Acabei por escolher uma com que também me identifico bastante...
 
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3. “Do you think I am an automaton? — a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! — I have as much soul as you — and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh: it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God's feet, equal — as we are!”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
Ai, ai, quando a Jane finalmente explode e volta a ser a Jane que era antes de ir para o colégio... Adorei. E adorei esta cena também.

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2. “Long ago, men went to sea, and women waited for them, standing on the edge of the water, scanning the horizon for the tiny ship. Now I wait for Henry. He vanishes unwillingly, without warning. I wait for him. Each moment that I wait feels like a year, an eternity. Each moment is as slow and transparent as glass. Through each moment I can see infinite moments lined up, waiting. Why has he gone where I cannot follow?”
Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife

1. “Clare, I want to tell you, again, I love you. Our love has been the thread through the labyrinth, the net under the high-wire walker, the only real thing in this strange life of mine that I could ever trust. Tonight I feel that my love for you has more density in this world than I do, myself: as though it could linger on after me and surround you, keep you, hold you.”
Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife
O que dizer? A história de amor destes dois é memorável. E arranca-me suspiros sempre que leio estas citações.

3 comentários:

  1. Aaah! fizeste muito bem! este tops são bem divertidos de se fazer :D

    Adoro essa da Jane Eyre... e adoro ainda mais ver esse momento representado no último filme :3 a Mia Wasikowska é tão visceral. <3

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    1. Ainda não vi o filme... Já sei, já sei, como é que é possível não é?

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