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Betwixt the green sea and azure vault...

Up the airy mountain,
Down the rushing glen,
We dare not go a hunting,
For fear of little men.
You see, nobody ever goes in, and nobody ever comes out.

--The Tinker From Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Composed for Oliver and Bekah:
If I Only Had An Owl
You could have your Letters Now
But I do not have an Owl
And so your Letters sit, and Scowl.

1. Umberto Eco The Name of the Rose
2. Tamora Pierce Trickster's Choice
3. Tamora Pierce Trickster's Queen
4. Gabriel Garcia Marquez One Hundred Years of Solitude
5. Raymond Feist Talon of the Silver Hawk
6. Tamora Pierce The Will of the Empress
7. J.D. Salinger The Catcher In The Rye
8. Thomas Hardy Tess of the d'Umbervilles
9. Lucille Mulcahy Magic Fingers
10. Edmund Spenser The Faerie Queene
11. Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy
12. Homer The Iliad
13. Homer The Odyssey

My Heroes: My family (all of them), Tiffany Aching, and Willy Wonka. Oh and whoever invented Toblerone.

Favorite Quotes

“Hub: Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love… true love never dies. You remember that, boy. You remember that. Doesn’t matter if it’s true or not. You see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in. “--Secondhand Lions

Buliwyf: 'Lo, there do I see my father. 'Lo, there do I see...
Herger the Joyous: My mother, and my sisters, and my brothers.
Buliwyf: 'Lo, there do I see...
Herger the Joyous: The line of my people...
Edgtho the Silent: Back to the beginning!
Weath the Musician: 'Lo, they do call to me.
Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan: They bid me take my place among them.
Buliwyf: In the halls of Valhalla...
Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan: Where the brave...
Herger the Joyous: May live...
Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan: ...forever.

Wonka Quotes
1. Mr. Turkentine: I've just decided to switch our Friday schedule to Monday, which means that the test we take each Friday, on what we learned during the week, will now take place on Monday, before we've learned it. But, since today is Tuesday, it doesn't matter in the slightest.
2. Mr. Salt: What is this, Wonka, some kind of fun house?
Willy Wonka: Why, having fun?
3. Willy Wonka: Inside this room, all of my dreams become realities, and some of my realities become dreams. And, almost everything you'll see is eatable, edible, I mean, you can eat almost everything.
4. Willy Wonka: So shines a good deed in a weary world.
5. Willy Wonka: A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men.
6. Willy Wonka: We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.
7. Willy Wonka: [Y]ou should never, never doubt what nobody is sure about.
8. Willy Wonka: The suspense is terrible . . . I hope it'll last.
9. Willy Wonka: Where is fancy bred, in the heart or in the head?
10. Willy Wonka: Is it raining? Is it snowing?
Is a hurricane a-blowing?
Not a speck of light is showing,
So the danger must be growing.
Are the fires of Hell a-glowing?
Is the grisly reaper mowing?
Yes, the danger must be growing,
For the rowers keep on rowing,
And they're certainly not showing,
Any signs that they are slowing!
11. Mrs. Gloop: Don't just stand there! Do something!
[unenthusiastically]Willy Wonka: Help. Police. Murder.
12. Willy Wonka: [singing] There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be.
Willy Wonka: If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it.
13. Willy Wonka: [referring to soda-powered wonkamobile] A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
14. Violet Beauregarde: [while digging in a nostril] Spitting's a dirty habit.
Willy Wonka: [glaring at her] I know a worse one.
15. [Mr. Wonka puts a pair of sneakers into a vat] Mr. Salt: What's that for?
Willy Wonka: Gives it a little kick.
16. Mrs. Teevee: I assume there's an accident indemnity clause.
Willy Wonka: Never between friends.
17. Charlie Bucket: Mr. Wonka, what's gonna happen to the other kids? Augustus, Veruca?
Willy Wonka: My dear boy, I promise you they'll be quite all right. When they leave here, they'll be completely restored to their normal, terrible old selves. But maybe they'll be a little bit wiser for the wear. Anyway, don't worry about them.

Horace: I don't want to hear it! You're wasting your time Dolly Levi, I have no intention of asking you to marry me!
Dolly: Oh I suppose you want me to ask you; well I'm sorry Horace, I'm turning you down.
Horace: How can you turn me down when I haven't even asked you anything?!
Dolly: It's no use arguing, I've made up your mind!
--Hello, Dolly!
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