Literary Quote of the Day: Finny’s Fall

One of my favorite novels I came across by accident when I was teaching 10th grade back in the early 2000s. It’s called A Separate Peace by John Knowles and it contains our quote of the day. Intro Music The novel’s protagonist, Gene, has issues. His best friend has a limp, a permanent limp probably […]

Literary Quote of the Day: “They Still Remembered to Use Stones”

You’ve all probably heard the statistics on what happens to Lottery winners. A majority of them end up no better or even worse off than before their victory. In the short story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, it’s clear that everyone who wins this town’s lottery ends up worse off than they were before. This […]

Literary Quote of the Day: The Hunter Becomes the Hunted in the MDG

One of the worst movies ever created is based on one of my favorite short stories, “The Most Dangerous Game.” And when I say one of the worst movies, I mean one of the best movies. It’s so bad it’s good. Today’s literary quote comes from this story. Sanger Rainsford thinks he’s pretty cool as […]