Feature & Follow #18 ~ "Oh the thinks you can think up if only you try!" ~ Dr. Seuss


I'm so excited to finally be joining Feature and Follow Friday!! This is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read where they each feature a blogger with an interview as well as ask a question for all participating bloggers to answer. Please click the links above to follow the hosting bloggers and the featured bloggers and enter your own post link in the linky. Hop around to all the other blogs - find new blogs to follow and gain some new followers as well. Mingle and make some new blogger friends! :D

I would be so happy if you'd follow me any way other than GFC, especially Bloglovin' and Twitter! Thank you! <3

Q: Share your favorite literary quote!

Gretchen Ross: Donnie Darko? What the hell kind of name is that? It's like some sort of superhero or something. 
Donnie Darko: What makes you think I'm not?

Karen Pommeroy: [To Principal Cole] I don't think that you have a clue what it's like to communicate with these kids. We are losing them to apathy... to this prescribed nonsense. They are slipping away.

Donnie Darko [in a letter]: Dear Roberta Sparrow, I have reached the end of your book and there are so many things that I need to ask you. Sometimes I'm afraid of what you might tell me. Sometimes I'm afraid that you'll tell me that this is not a work of fiction. I can only hope that the answers will come to me in my sleep. I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward to."

What kind of Donnie Darko fan would I be if I didn't start out with some quotes from the movie? ;) It isn't a book, although I always thought it should have been. The dialogue is out of this world superb and the out-of-the-box concepts are so thought provoking, I still think about something new every time I watch the movie. :D

Okay, here are just a sprinkling of some of my favorite literary quotes!  

"I'm still betting on you." 
~Cinna, Catching Fire

"So many books, so little time." 
~ Frank Zappa

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..." 
~Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Wasn't Dr. Seuss just freaking genius?? Everything he wrote was fun for kids to read and at the same time had a message he wanted to convey. He was ahead of his time. 

"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it." 
~ Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird 

*Special Note* Last week, when I chose to do an acrostic poem for the Feature and Follow, it was from a Bout of Books challenge I participated in earlier this year. Harley from Harley Bear Book Blog came up with the idea of doing an acrostic poem for that challenge. I just wanted to make sure she got credit for coming up with the idea - I wish I had thought of it 'cause it was so much fun! ;)

52 comments:

  1. Hi Thanks for stopping by.New follower via bloglovin & networked blogs.:)

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for following back! :D

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  2. One of my friends, who is superb intelligent recommended Donnie Darko to me! I've had it with me for awhile. But haven't gotten the chance to see it. I will definitely watch it. SOON. ;)

    Thanks for dropping by my FF.

    Nina @ The Bookish Confections

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    1. I can't wait until you get a chance to watch it!!! Hope you love it as much as I do! :D I want to hear your thoughts after you see it!! :D

      You're welcome - thanks for visiting! :D

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my FF. I'm an old GFC follower, but joined Bloglovin as well today!

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for following by Bloglovin' since GFC is probably gonna bite the dust, lol. :D

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  4. LOL Of course you needed some Donnie Darko quotes! I do think that Seuss was a genius as well. He has some truly spectacular quotes to share. Love the ones you chose :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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    1. Heck yeah for Donnie Darko quotes! xD I saw a documentary about Dr. Seuss one time, and he hid his political ideas in some of his stories such as The Sneetches. Really intelligent. Thanks for stopping by Jaclyn! :D

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my FF post and saying you liked my blog!!! :) It made me super happy!!! Those are some great quotes!!! I love them!!!
    New Twitter follower and old bloglovin'

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    1. Awww, you're welcome! Thank you! Happy to have ya! :D

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  6. I love all the quotes you chose, especially Dr. Seuss! Yep, he is a genius! Thanks for stopping by this week :)

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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    1. Thanks, Traci! The documentary I saw about him was really interesting, and I love how he disguised his political views in some of his children's stories. Subtle and clever. :) You're welcome!

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  7. Those are all so great. I'm definitely partial to Dr. Seuss, but who isn't?!? I really the the Mockingbird too, so true. Thanks for stopping by my FF :) Old bloglovin follower.

    Meredith
    Meredith’s Musings

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    1. Thanks, Meredith! I know, right? You gotta love Dr. Seuss. ;) You're welcome, and thanks for visiting! :D

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  8. Ooh, I love that you quoted To Kill a Mockingbird!! That's #2 on my fav books of all time. Love your Donnie Darko quotes as well. Oh, and Dr. Seuss rocks! LOL Hope you had a great weekend. I'm an old GFC follower but I'm now following you via Bloglovin as well. Enjoy your week! :)

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    1. Oh yes, that book is one of my faves of all time as well. It's one of the books I actually enjoyed reading for school. ;) Thanks so much for following by Bloglovin - I think GFC probably will bite the dust, eep! Hope you have a great weekend! :D

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  9. Hey there! Thanks for stopping by, following back via Bloglovin & GFC

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    1. You're welcome, and thanks for following back! Nice to meet ya! :D

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  10. I always love a Dr. Seuss quote! Thanks for stopping by my FF, I'm an olf follower :)

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    1. Dr. Seuss rocks, lol. You're welcome - thanks for hopping through! :D

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  11. Yeah! Dr.Seuss :D He rocked. Thanks for stopping by my FF. Old follower.

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    1. Love him! You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  12. Love the one from To Kill A Mockingbird :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Old Linky follower!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Thanks, and I think the quote is so true. :) You're welcome - thanks for returning the visit! :D

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  13. Hiya thank you so much, I have been working my bootie off to try and get my blog to where I want it. Yes indeed about Dr.Seuss, he's supernova. I still need to read To Kill a Mockingbird because this one had a lot of quotes from that one. Thank you so much for stopping by.

    Old follower on GFC, and Bloglovin'.

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    1. It definitely shows - you have a great looking blog, and I rely on your reviews. :) I think you'll love To Kill a Mockingbird. It was ahead of its time. Thanks for hopping back through! :D

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  14. Love the Catching Fire and To Kill a Mockingbird!

    Old follower on GFC and Bloglovin'.

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    1. Thanks, Kate! Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  15. Great quotes, Jennifer. I love the Frank Zappa quote. So true.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF. Have a great week! :)

    Kaykay @ The Creative Forum

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    1. Thanks, Kaykay! You know it's funny, but after I had my post up, my husband and I watched an old episode of Saturday Night Live on Netflix and guess who was the musical guest? Frank Zappa! He's a strange dude, lol. Glad you stopped by! :D

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  16. Lots of awesome quotes!! Thanks for sharing

    Thanx for visiting my FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    New GFC Follower :)

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    1. Thanks, Naomi! You're welcome and glad to have you as a new reader! :D

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  17. Of course...Dr Seuss!!! Practically everything he wrote is quote worthy!!!!
    And that Frank Zapper quote - oh how true it is...it pains me to look at my TBR pile and see all the books I want to read & just don't have time for :(

    Thanks for stopping by old follower :D

    Amy @ The Reading Realm

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    1. I agree wholeheartedly, lol. I just happened to see the Frank Zappa quote on my list of "liked" quotes on Goodreads and thought, man how true that is! Sometimes I panic looking at my TBR, especially all the books I haven't read yet on my bookshelf. Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  18. Love the Frank Zappa quote! Thanks for stopping by!!

    New Bloglovin' Follower
    Ginny @ My Urban Fantasies

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    1. It's such a true quote, lol. You're welcome and thanks for following! :D

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  19. ZOMG! I love that Dr. Seuss one! I can't believe I forgot about that book! SO cute! And I love the To Kill A Mockingbird. That was one of my favorite books when I was younger. :D

    Thanks for stopping by Jennifer!

    Old Follower

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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    1. You're welcome, Jessica! Love reading Dr. Seuss to my kids. Glad you stopped by! :D

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  20. Never seen Donnie Darko. :-P
    Love Dr. Seuss though. And the quote from Cinna.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Tara @ Shhh... Not While I'm Reading

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    1. It's really good...although I'm super biased, lol. You're welcome and thanks for returning the visit! :D

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  21. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, I love your dr Suess quote, he is surprisingly full of wisdom.

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    1. Dr. Seuss was a brilliant man. I watched a documentary on him a few years ago, and it made me love him even more. :)

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  22. Great quotes! I love Dr. Suess :-) Thanks for stopping by my FF

    Old Follower :-)

    Chelsea @ Starbucks & Books Obsession

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    1. Thank you, Chelsea! You're welcome and thanks for stopping by! :D

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  23. Awesome quotes! Made me smile :D

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, following back with bloglovin

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    1. Glad to make you smile :) You're welcome, and thanks for the follow! :D

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  24. Thanks for stopping by my previou's weeks FF, Jennifer! I'm doing the catching up bit! :) I see you've also quoted Dr. Seuss. Such fabulous quotes. I love them.

    Wishing you a fabulous weekend!

    Sandrs @ SSBF Blog

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    1. No problem, thanks so much for stopping back by! :D

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  25. WOW! I can't even spell my own name, roflmao.

    Sandra... Sandra... Sandra. Let's see if I get it right from now on. :D

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    1. LOL, I feel like I just did 50 crunches I laughed so hard! XD

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  26. Great quotes! Haven't watched Donnie Darko, should probably get on that soon xD

    Thanks for stopping by and following - following back via Bloglovin'

    Nyx @ Unraveling Words

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    1. It's a fabulous movie, but I'm a bit biased, lol. You're welcome, and thanks so much for following back! :D Hope you love Donnie Darko as much as I do if you get a chance to check it out.

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