Saturday, March 30, 2019
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The best quarterback in the world is Robert Lawrence Layne.
Winning is the greatest thing in the world. Hell, I wouldn’t give you a nickel for any guy or any team that’s interested in finishing second. Second or last, there’s not a damn bit of difference.
Saturday, March 16, 2019
This was my first read of a Flannery O’Connor novel. It was very reminiscent of her short stories. In fact, Wise Blood incorporates several of her short stories, some with minor adjustment, into one composite story.
His face behind the windshield was sour and frog-like; it looked as if it had a shout closed up in it…
The patrolman had a red pleasant face and eyes the color of clear fresh ice.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Most men are more afraid of being thought cowards than of anything else, and a lot more afraid of being thought physical cowards than moral ones. ~ Art Croft, first-person narrator of The Ox-Bow Incident
…there was something about him [Kincaid] which made men cotton to him; nothing he did or said, but a gentle, permanent reality that was in him like his bones or his heart, that made him seem like an everlasting part of things.
…our crime’s worse than a murderer’s. His act puts him outside the law, but keeps the law intact. Ours would weaken the law.
…it’s infinitely more deadly when the law is disregarded by men pretending to act for justice than when it’s simply inefficient…
He stopped, not as if he had finished, but as if he suddenly saw he was wasting something precious.
Monday, March 11, 2019
117. ★★★★ The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
118. ★★★★ An Antarctic Mystery (The Sphinx of the Ice Fields)
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
When I was a kid, I wanted to play, talk, shoot, walk, eat, laugh, look and be like Gordie Howe. He was far and away my favourite player…he’s the best player ever.
Never take any dirt from nobody.
He is by turns self-deprecating and proud; introverted and outgoing; kindly and aggressive, excessively dependent and boldly risk-taking; guilelessly naïve and shrewdly down-to-earth.
Ted was family to Gordie, really the only family he had outside of Saskatoon.
Not because he lost the stomach for it, but because it put the word around the league that challenging him face-to-face was not an intelligent move.