July 24th, 2005
|01:53 am - Meme geek|
Gakked from kerravonsen and others:
Ask me for "top five" lists of pretty much anything, and I will list you my top five of that thing or things. (Assuming that I have a top five, or even any five, of the thing in question.)
Also, out of pure random fannish glee: I love a show that can get away with doing an actual episode that is "future-fic". *pets SG-1: 2010*
Current Mood: cheerful
Top Five Quotes In no particular order. And you said anything, so anything it is. :-)
1. "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who no longer pauses to wonder and stand in rapt awe, is as good as dead." --Albert Einstein
2. “Blessed are those who have nothing to say, and cannot be persuaded to say it.” --James Russel
3. "It is very hard for evil to take hold of the unconsenting soul." -- Ursula K. LeGuin
4. “Yes, you have lost much, endured much, sacrificed greatly. But you cling to the memory of your sacrifices, of all the things you have lost or left behind. They drag behind you, like chains of your own making. They can have a terrible power over you, Marcus: the power of grief, and loss, and regret. Yes, you have let go of the people, the places, the things--but you have not let go of the pain. --[J. Michael Straczynski] Delenn, Babylon 5, “Ceremonies of Light and Darkness”
5. "Many people hear voices when no-one is there. Some of them are called mad, and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing." -- Margaret Chittenden
Top Five Influential Childhood Books
1. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Because it solidified for me so much that I love, and so much that I know about life, and the ways that I view it.
2. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis. I loved it for the story, and for Aslan, and because I recognized the allegorical elements early on but they never interfered with the story itself.
3. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott. The emphasis on family, and on friendship within family, on sisterhood, really shaped my attitudes towards my own family and friendships.
4. Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery. Because in spite of having an intact family, I *was* Anne Shirley in my early years. And I adored finding a character just like me, and the chance to play in her worlds and watch her interact between her 'real' world and her 'imaginary' one. I probably learned more about the relationship between imagination and so-called 'real life' from Anne than from anyone else.
5. A Wind in the Door,, by Madeleine L'Engle. The first book of hers I read, and reread, and reread.... I was facinated by the metaphors, and by Meg's role as a "Namer," and by the way L'Engle told a story both by using the laws of writing, and by wholesale breaking them when she needed to. And like Lewis, her metaphors or spiritual references only enhanced the story, never got in the way.