Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thoughts 4 Thursday--5!

Welcome to Thoughts for Thursday!
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Thoughts for Thursday is a new meme hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Readers may respond by either commenting on the quote I put forward or contributing a quote of their own. I'll include a linky list, or you can just respond in the comments.

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!  

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This week's theme is horses! Horses are used in many and varied way in literature. They are a major part of many historical stories, but historical, contemporary, and fantasy authors alike make use of them! They are majestic creatures full of nobility and personality! (Trust me!) :D Here are some horse quotes!

“A horse which stops dead just before a jump and thus propels its rider into a graceful arc provides a splendid excuse for general merriment.” --H.R.H. Prince Phillip
“There is a lot of folklore about equestrian statues, especially the ones with riders on them. There is said to be a code in the number and placement of the horse's hooves: If one of the horse's hooves is in the air, the rider was wounded in battle; two legs in the air means that the rider was killed in battle; three legs in the air indicates that the rider got lost on the way to the battle; and four legs in the air means that the sculptor was very, very clever. Five legs in the air means that there's probably at least one other horse standing behind the horse you're looking at; and the rider lying on the ground with his horse lying on top of him with all four legs in the air means that the rider was either a very incompetent horseman or owned a very bad-tempered horse.”--Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight
“Do you give the horse his strength or clothe his neck with a flowing mane? Do you make him leap like a locust, striking terror with his proud snorting? He paws fiercely, rejoicing in his strength, and charges into the fray. He laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; he does not shy away from the sword. The quiver rattles against his side, along with the flashing spear and lance. In frenzied excitement he eats up the ground; he cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds."--Holy Bible, Job 39:19-25

What do you think? How important are horses in our stories? Our history? Our culture? Which quote do you like best?


  1. The first quote is rather funny.
    Horses were transportation for so many years and are still a symbol of power.

  2. Horses are so majestic and beautiful. I love to watch them in motion.

  3. I LOVE the Terry Pratchett one! That was fantastic! This is a great idea for a meme!