Posted by: Kate | October 2, 2015

Friday Quote

(I’m reviving a couple of regular blog features I’ve had in the past: Friday Quotes and Feature Photos.)

It is after all so easy to shatter a story. To break a chain of thought. To ruin a fragment of a dream being carried around carefully like a piece of porcelain.

To let it be, to travel with it, as Velutha did, is much the harder thing to do.

                          ~”The God of Small Things” Arundhati Roy

I love the contrast of fragility and inner strength in this quote. It speaks to that inner spark and dream so many of us carry as children that so easily gets snuffed out. The strength of character it takes to hold it close and not let it be extinguished – that is determination. At the same time, it is also the stubbornness of seeing something the way you want to, not the way others say you should. Maybe healthy, maybe not. Fragility, or strength?



  1. Loved that book! x

    • it’s me …Snoopydog!

    • It was a lovely use of language in story telling.

  2. It was not my intention to go back 3 months to comment on a post (so don’t worry — you’ll be a bit bombarded with comments this morning as I procrastinate on what I’m supposed to be doing…but not 3 months worth)! That said — I love that you are doing this feature and hope you continue through the new year. And I may have to steal the idea now that I figured out how to ‘highlight’ and ‘clip’ on my kindle! But back to the point… I was thrilled to see that your first quote came from this particular book. I read it this summer finally and was so swept away by the language. The last sentence of my review of it on goodreads says ‘I’ll forever remember the vivid language of this book and the tragic story of the two-egg twins.’

    And in answer to your question…I think fragility when I read the first sentence and strength when I read the second.

    • I love a Rachel comment day!!
      Clipping quotes is the best, I do it on my Kobo and then write them in my quote book later.

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