Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thoughts for Thursday--21 + Blog Tour Stop

Today's Blog Tour Stops are:
1) Guest Post at Ginger-Read Reviews
2) Review at Girl in the Woods Reviews
Hop on over and see what you think! :D

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 quotes I put forward or contributing a quote of their own. Leave it in the comments or a link to your quote in the linky. Whoever comes up with the best one will get some swag and be entered to win a bigger prize later on!

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

In honor of my the release of my debut novel, Persistence of Vision, this week's theme is Dystopia!

"'You' were the dead; 'their' was the future. But you could share in that future if you kept alive the mind as they kept alive the body and passed the secret doctrine that 2+2=4."--George Orwell, 1984.

"Without the [dys]topians of other times, men would still live in caves, miserable and naked;...[dys]topia is the principle of all progress, and the essay into a better world."--Anatole France

"Human reason can excuse any evil; that's why it's so important that we don't rely on it."--Veronica Roth, Divergent

"Perhaps the greatest utopia would be if we could all realize that no utopia is possible; no place to run, no place to hide, just take care of business here and now."--Jack Carroll

"Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark. In the hopeless swamps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all, do not let the hero in your soul perish and leave only frustration for the life you deserved but never have been able to reach. The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours."--Ayn Rand

What do you think? Do you have a favorite dystopian quote? Which of the above is your favorite? I'm a big fan of that last Ayn Rand one. It seems to apply to literature especially well. What do you think? ;D

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