Thursday Quotables

Thursday Quotables: Monstrous Little Voices

Thursday Quotables is a weekly book meme hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies, showcasing your favourite book quote of the week. This week, I’ve been reading Monstrous Little Voices: New Tales from Shakespeare’s Fantasy World.

Monstrous Little Voices“…Angels and pins, caves and chairs. What does it matter? A man’s nature may be determined from his actions, so therefore his actions may be said to be his nature.”
“Yes, but what is the truth beneath?”
“Truth is truth,” she said. “Beneath, above, inward, outward.”
“You say that, who saw me as a woman yesterday.”
“And were you any different, when I saw you as something else than what you are? Would you have acted any differently than you had? You cannot seek your nature, you can only make it, moment by moment.”

The Course of True Love — Act III


This was a great quote that just got me thinking Wow, what a truth! What we are is our nature, which can be ever evolving and changing. Certainly puts things in a whole new perspective!

What was your quote of the week?

About Lulu

Thirty-something year old educator based in New York, Lulu loves books, blogging, gaming, and her pom son Frodo Barkins with whom she shares her life. Book reviews specialize in all kinds of fantasy, some YA, some romance, and some contemporary, especially in the gothic genre.

4 replies to “Thursday Quotables: Monstrous Little Voices

  1. Lisa

    I love this part: “Truth is truth,” she said. “Beneath, above, inward, outward.” It just flows so well! I need to check out this book.

  2. lessca8sings

    I’ve actually been thinking recently on which is more important (or prominent) in your personality: what remains or what evolves? And what determines the things that change and the unchangeable? Growing older, perhaps. But are we opening our minds further or letting them settle into comfortable complacency? Ok, this “comment” is turning into a philosophy/psychoogy lecture. Back to the point…
    I really like this quote! Not only is it thought-provoking, but the words are crafted beautifully. Thanks for sharing!


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