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Book Quote of the Day

"I sat down in the middle of the garden, where snakes could scarcely approach unseen, and leaned my back against a warm yellow pumpkin.... The earth was warm under me, and warm as I crumbled it through my fingers. Queer little red bugs came out and moved in slow squadrons around me. Their backs were polished vermillion, with black spots. I kept as still as I could. Nothing happened. I did not expect anything to happen. I was something that lay under the sun and felt it, like the pumpkins, and I did not want to be anything more. I was entirely happy. Perhaps we feel like that when we die and become a part of something entire, whether it is sun and air, or goodness and knowledge. At any rate, that is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great."

— "My Antonia" by Willa Cather

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Posted at 08:30 AM on Tue. Mar 31, 2009 in category Quote of the Day  

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Mister B wrote:

So I guess this means the cable guy didn't show up when he was supposed to?
Comment posted on Tue. Mar 31, 2009 at 09:05 AM

Uncle Vinny wrote:

I remember this book being wonderful from start to finish.
Comment posted on Tue. Mar 31, 2009 at 11:57 AM

patricia bradbury wrote:

I must read that book. Beautiful quote.
Comment posted on Tue. Mar 31, 2009 at 04:21 PM

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