Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Porter: Collected Stories

This book was...okay. I really enjoyed some of the stories, but I hated some of them. I didn't take quotes from every story, and these quotes are not an indication of which stories I liked and which ones I didn't - I take quotes that are either applicable to me or strike my fancy at the time of the reading. I didn't take quotes from some of my favorite stories, while I did take some from stories I didn't care for. Just so ya know.

I know I normally link to these books, but my internet connection is extremely slow tonight and I'm seriously agitated and I don't feel like fiddling with it. So you'll just have to look this up if you're interested.

The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

"You waste life when you waste good food."

Flowering Judas
". . . resting her eyes on the consoling rigidity of the printed page . . ."

"She is, her comrades tell her, full of romantic error, for what she defines as cynicism in them is merely 'a developed sense of reality'."

Old Mortality

"The woman in the picture. . . was only a ghost in a frame, and a sad, pretty story from old times."

"...religion put claws on Aunt Sally and gave her a post to whet them on."

Pale Horse, Pale Rider
"The road to death is a long march beset with all evils. . ."

The Old Order
"The Grandmother always treated her animal friends as if they were human beings temporarily metamorphosed . . ."

". . . God does not know whether a skin is black or white, He sees only souls."

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