Guess a Quote (2.25.13)

Question MarkIs anyone eagerly awaiting the results of last week’s quote game? You all guessed the same book. And … you were all correct in your answer. Last week’s quote came from The Bronze Bow, by Elizabeth George Speare. That means Melody, Marli Renee, Maiden-in-Waiting, and joy16live4jesus all got it right. Most of you said you “love that book.” What are your favorite parts? Why do you like it? Personally, I enjoy the way the author developed Daniel’s different friendships. And, of course, the ending is wonderful.

Okay, ready for this week’s quote? I’ll preface it with a bit of trivia. Asking me to pick a favorite book is kind of like asking a parent to pick a favorite child, except I have more favorite books than anyone has children! I often give people the title of this book just so I have an answer to the question. Here’s the quote.

Oars are made of ash — white ash. So — when you get ahead by your own get-up-and-get — that’s when you sail by ash breeze.

“The higher we ride, the more chance we have of catching the wind. It’s –”

Prince glared, “You say ‘it’s a simple matter of mathematics’ and I’ll brain you!”

Does anyone know what book this quote is from?

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  1. Marli Renee

     /  February 26, 2013

    Wow, I have no clue what this is from, but I’m excited to find out!

  2. I’d like that 😉 have no idea about this one!

  3. I think I guessed it. “Carry On, Mr. Bowditch”! Definitely one of my favorite books!

  4. Maiden-in-Waiting

     /  February 27, 2013

    Oh, that wasn’t hard… not to brag, but I knew it from the first quote 😉

    That second quote is one of my favorites from “Carry On, Mr. Bowditch” though; I just cracked up the first time I read it, and every time since. You know me, I have several favorite scenes in thru that book, but one other that’s near the top of the list is the scene in Manchico (sp?) where Prince’s supercargo completes a complex math problem in under two minutes to the great astonishment of his hostess! 🙂

    Isn’t it funny how talking about favorite parts of the books you love is like talking about fun memories with good friends?

  5. Dad

     /  February 27, 2013

    Based on our talk, I finally guessed one right but it’s the only one I could think of based on one word in the quote, so lucky guess, I guess.


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