Wednesday Words: Second Sight and Burning Lamp by Amanda Quick

“It does not matter whether your father was ever legally married to your mother. You are not responsible for what he did. But you are responsible for what you do. Every man must see to his own honor, and you will see to yours. That is what is important.”

Second Sight by Amanda Quick

“One day you’re young with all your fine plans for the future. The next you’re in the future and it doesn’t look at all the way you thought it would.”
 Burning Lamp by Amanda Quick,

Wednesday Words: Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

“Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse…and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.”

The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

 

“In a way, it’s nice to know that there are Greek gods out there, because you have somebody to blame when things go wrong. For instance, when you’re walking away from a bus that’s just been attacked by monster hags and blown up by lightning, and it’s raining on top of everything else, most people might think that’s just really bad luck; when you’re a half-blood, you understand that some divine force is really trying to mess up your day.”

The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

Wednesday Words: A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

“I do not believe that I am made of the stuff which constitutes heroes, because, in all of the hundreds of instances that my voluntary acts have placed me face to face with death, I cannot recall a single one where any alternative step to that I took occurred to me until many hours later. My mind is evidently so constituted that I am subconsciously forced into the path of duty without recourse to tiresome mental processes. however that may be, I have never regretted that cowardice is not optional with me. ”

 

“Fear is a relative term and so I can only measure my feelings at that time by what I had experienced in previous positions of danger and by those that I have passed through since; but I can say without shame that if the sensations I endured during the next few minutes were fear, then may God help the coward, for cowardice is of a surety its own punishment. ”

 

“Few western wonders are more inspiring than the beauties of an Arizona moonlit landscape; the silvered mountains in the distance, the strange lights and shadows upon hog back and arroyo, and the grotesque details of the stiff, yet beautiful cacti form a picture at once enchanting and inspiring; as though one were catching for the first time a glimpse of some dead and forgotten world, so different is it from the aspect of any other spot upon our earth. ”

A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs