Friday, September 4, 2009

Character of the Week: shy!


I'd like to introduce this week's Character of the week: shy!

(Note: shy has requested this be in an interview format. We're happy to comply.)

CIC: shy, please tell us about yourself. We've noticed you only speak in quotations. Why is that?

shy: "It's such a pleasure to write down splendid words - almost as though one were inventing them." ~Rupert Hart-Davis

CIC: That's very nice. So, when did you first begin to....

shy: "Quotations will tell the full measure of meaning, if you have enough of them." ~James Murray

CIC: I see. But tell us....

shy: "Somewhere in the world there is an epigram for every dilemma." ~Hendrik Willem van Loon

CIC: Yes. Well, we'd also like to know abit about you, Shy. How did you....

shy: "A proper collection of quotations is the whole world digested." ~Emma Racine deFleur

CIC: Well, that's.......lovely. So, when did you...

shy: "A quotation at the right moment is like bread in a famine." ~Talmud

CIC: I see. Are you hungry by any chance? I have some crackers around here, somewhere...

shy: "There is a lot more juice in grapefruit than meets the eye. " ~Author Unknown

CIC: Ummm.....

shy: "High-tech tomatoes. Mysterious milk. Supersquash. Are we supposed to eat this stuff? Or is it going to eat us?" ~Annita Manning

CIC: Okay, then. Well, how about we open this up to everyone. Any last words for us, shy?

shy: "Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?" ~Author Unknown

CIC: Alrighty then. shy, thank you so much for being our character of the week. It should be a very interesting day. Thank you!

shy has requested that folks share their favorite quotes with him. He is always interested in new quotations, and he feels you may know some very good ones!

23 comments:

DESTINY said...

This is my favorite quote:

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.

Jean de La Fontaine


So true. And so satisfying. You can not escape me.

Candy said...

Shy, why do you always speak in other people's quotes? Even though you are shy surely you have a few of your own thoughts to put into words?

shy said...

"I quote others only in order the better to express myself."

~Michel De Montaigne

Nevin said...

Must I have a quote to talk to you, shy? My author says she's too busy to help me with any poetry right now and she's only offering very dull quotes related to her job.

Laura Martone said...

"Where is everybody?" - Nine Inch Nails

shy said...

'Must I have a quote to talk to you, shy?


“A single conversation across the table with a wise person is worth a month's study of books”

~ chinese proverb

shy said...

'Where is everybody?'


“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. i'll always be with you.”

~ A.A. Milne, Winnie-The-Pooh

Ginger said...

I just received a card with this quotation in the mail:

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I sometimes wonder if people will quote me one day. I suppose I'd have to do something very important.

Probably not.

shy said...

"Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other."

~ Erma Bombeck

Olivia Harper said...

Excellent quote, Ginger... truly words to live by. That Emerson sure was a wise Unitarian.

Shy, I do have a question that I have no doubt you won't be able to answer with a quote... but I've been wondering... what sort of book could you possibly exist in? I mean, as a character, do you only utter quotations? If so, I wonder what the legal implications would be for your author?

Ginger said...

Laura, my author just got home from work. She is wondering why it takes all teach to teach for three hours?

And where the week went?

"For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work."

~Doug Larson

Dan Holloway said...

"Another person's mind is too small a place for one's happiness to reside"

Schopenhauer

shy said...

"....what sort of book could you possibly exist in?"


"Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise."

~ Julia Cameron

Ginger said...

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."

~ Theodore Hesburgh

Christine H said...

"Determination, not desire, decides our destiny."

~Charles Stanley

(sorry, Destiny!)

Christine H said...

Above, I meant to say "why it takes all DAY to teach for three hours?"

Answer: running child to babysitter, walking across campus six times to make copies because copier keeps breaking down, grabbing a late lunch, picking child up, getting stuck in traffic, waiting forty minutes to get child's hair cut...

Christine H said...
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shy said...

'....what the legal implications would be for your author?'


"That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing. "

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ginger said...

Shy, why are so many of your quotations about food?

Not that I mind. But you do often make me hungry!

shy said...

Arthur Schopenhauer:


"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

shy said...

'Shy, why are so many of your quotations about food?'


"My favorite animal is steak."

~ Fran Lebowitz

Laura Martone said...

Well, since we're talking food, and dinner is on its way...

"Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world."

--Norman Borlaug

Course, what kind of food is up to each individual person. Me, I'll take nectarines, avocados, lemon poppyseed muffins, raw oysters, red wine, and a little havarti.

shy said...

"The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese."

~G.K. Chesterton