I've begun a new practice in which I record page numbers with great quotes while reading a book. When I finish reading the book, I go on the computer and type the relevant quotes. The first book I used for this practice is one I just finished yesterday: The Plague by Albert Camus. Here are the quotes: pg. 260 "There was no room in any heart but for a very old, gray hope, that hope which keeps men from letting themselves drift into death and is nothing but a dogged will to live." pg. 257 after swimming at the sea with Tarrou "They dressed and started back. Neither had said a word, but they were conscious of being perfectly at one, and the memory of this night would be cherished by them both." pg. 272 "Some of them plague had imbued with a skepticism so thorough that it now was a second nature; they had become allergic to hope in any form." pg. 274 "No doubt these families had hopes, but they hoarded them and forbade themselves to draw on them before feeling quite sure they were justified." pg. 275 "Thus the coming liberation had a twofold aspect, of happiness and tears." pg. 286 "For the first time the doctor realized that this night, without the clang of ambulances and full of belated wayfarers, was just like a night of the past--a plague-free night. It was just as if the pestilence, hounded away by cold, the street-lamps, and the crowd, had fled from the depths of the town and taken shelter in this warm room and was launching its last offensive at Tarrou's inert body." pg. 291 "At that moment he knew what his mother was thinking, and that she loved him. But he knew, too, that to love someone means relatively little; or, rather, that love is never strong enough to find the words befitting it. Thus he and his mother would always love each other silently." pg. 291 "So all a man could win the conflict between plague and life was knowledge and memories." pg. 295 "But the moment they saw the smoke of the approaching engine, the feeling of exile vanished before an uprush of overpowering, bewildering joy." pg. 295 "For the moment he [Rambert] wished to behave like all those others around him who believed, or made believe, that plague can come and go without changing anything in men's hearts." pg. 297 "These ecstatic couples, locked together, hardly speaking, proclaimed in the midst of the tumult or rejoicing, with the proud egoism and injustice of happy people, that the plague was over, the reign of terror ended." pg. 300 "They knew now that if there is one thing one can always yearn for and sometimes attain, it is human love." pg. 307 "'But what does that mean="plague"? Just life, no more than that.'" -old man speaking to Rieux pg. 307 "In this night of new-born freedom desires knew no limits, and it was their clamor that reached Rieux's ears." _____ Please post some interesting quotes from the books that you are reading.