Thursday, January 13, 2011

Feels Like a Woman

I've taken up a new little hobby of collecting lines I like from books. It's so much fun to be able to just open up my journal and find quote after quote from all the spectacular books I take my time to read. It's also extremely handy when trying to come up with songs to match books. ::wink::

Like in the book The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss when Chronicler, Bast and Kvothe (all very confident men) start discussing women:
The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1)Frowning, Chronicler opened his mouth, but Bast held up a hand to stop him. 'No, listen. I've got it now. You meet a girl: shy, unassuming. If you tell her she's beautiful, she'll think you're sweet, but she won't believe you. She knows that beauty lies in your beholding.' Bast gave a grudging shrug. 'And sometimes that's enough.'

His eyes brightened. 'But there's a better way. You show her she is beautiful. You make mirrors of your eyes, prayers of your hands against her body. It is hard, very hard, but when she truly believes you . . .' Bast gestured excitedly. 'Suddenly the story she tells herself in her own head changes. She transforms. She isn't seen as beautiful. She is beautiful, seen.'
Definitely one of my favorite book quotes and it completely reminds me of one of my favorite, favorite songs--Feels Like a Woman by Zucchero
Silence is loud
Without her whispers
My body craves her touch
Such are my prayers
Every break of dawn
To open my eyes
And see her by my side
Take it
When the earth shakes
And the tide breaks
Feels like a woman
So much power takes my breath away
Have I told you to read The Name of the Wind yet? (I know I have). It's excellent. Definitely worth taking your time to delve into. I do, however, warn you that it's the first of an unfinished trilogy.

And if you've never heard this song before--which comes off of the French Kiss soundtrack (good movie)--be sure to watch the video below.

In this post:
Books : The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Music: Feels Like a Woman by Zucchero


Carin S. said...

are you on Goodreads? If so, you can add your favorite quotes on there - and quotes on the site are searchable! So that could also help your matching with songs.

Cannwin said...

Hey! Good idea!


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