Today’s Prompt: Favorite quote from your Favorite book
Am I seriously supposed to pick out just one? Well, here’s one of my favorites from another great book:
For Ántonia and me, this had been the road of destiny; had taken us to those early accidents of fortune which predetermined for us all that we can ever be. Now I understood that the same road was to bring us together again. Whatever we had missed, we possessed together the precious, the incommunicable past. – My Ántonia, Willa Cather
I believe that’s the very last sentence in the book. (Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong; I don’t own a copy!) I like it a lot because it’s just so true. Knowing that you shared a certain time in the past with a very special person is something you can always treasure, even if that person seems to be gone forever. And besides, you never know when fate might bring you back together again! This quote is a source of hope for me. There’s something evocative about the phrase “accidents of fortune.”
What’s one of your favorite quotes from a book?