Monday, November 22, 2010

Matilda and her use of Libraries, Part 4

Matilda: Adopt me, Miss Honey! You can adopt me.
Harry Wormwood: Look, I don't have time for all these legalities!
Matilda: One second, dad, I have the adoption papers.
Zinnia Wormwood: What? Where'd you get those?
Matilda: From a book in the library. I've had them since I was big enough to Xerox.

- Matilda, Matilda, 1996

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Matilda and her use of Libraries, Part 3

Harry Wormwood: Are you in this family? Dinner timne is family time. What is this trash you're reading?
Matilda: It's not trash, Daddy, it's lovely. It's called "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville.
Harry Wormwood: Moby what? This is Filth! Trash!
Matilda: It's not mine! It's a library book!
Harry Wormwood: I'm fed up with all this reading! You're a Wormwood, you start acting like one! Now sit up and look at the TV.

- Matilda, Matilda, 1996

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Matilda and her use of Libraries, Part 2

Harry Wormwood: Where'd all this come from?
Matilda: The library.
Harry Wormwood: The library? You've never set foot in a library. You're only four years old.
Matilda: Six-and-a-half.
Harry Wormwood: You're four!
Matilda: Six-and-a-half!

- Matilda, Matilda, 1996

Friday, November 19, 2010

Matilda and her use of Libraries, Part 1

I really hope you have a search warrant. According to a constitutional law book I read in the library, if you don't have one, you could lose your job or even go to federal prison.

- Matilda, Matilda, 1996

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Great Gatsby

I've been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library.

- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Chapter III