Category Passages

Old Words for the New Year

These authors and their poems have been a comfort and a source of hope to me, a reminder that when we have no words of our own, our favorite authors can speak for us. We are the beneficiaries of an inherited imagination that stretches backwards and forwards, uniting our experiences as humans across time and giving us words to use when our own fail. I hope that you can find comfort in their words, too.

Passages: Snow Edition

Every now and then I like to find my favorite quotes on a given topic and share them with you. Since we’re in the midst of winter storm Jonas, I thought I’d share some snow quotes. It seems like every story that takes place in winter time has some lofty description of the snow. As […]

Passages: November Edition

Happy November! In an effort to avoid bogging down the Internet with all things Shakespeare, I thought it would be fitting to share with you some quotes about the new month. L. M. Montgomery is the author of the Anne¬†books, and she writes some great descriptions of the seasons. For some reason these three quotes […]

Passages: Autumn Edition

In honor of all things pumpkin-spiced, I’ve decided to give you some of my favorite passages about my favorite season. Doesn’t Autumn just seem like the book-lover’s season? A chill in the air, a warm cup of coffee, a soft blanket, leaves tapping on the window. Ah, bliss!