Thursday, February 7, 2013

litspration challenge

 this is my litspration challenge on the book hatchet 
by Gary Paulsen

“Patience, he thought. So much of this was patience - waiting, and thinking and doing things right. So much of all this, so much of all living was patience and thinking.”

“He did not know how long it took, but later he looked back on this time of crying in the corner of the dark cave and thought of it as when he learned the most important rule of survival, which was that feeling sorry for yourself didn't work. It wasn't just that it was wrong to do, or that it was considered incorrect. It was more than that--it didn't work.”

“And the last thought he had that morning as he closed his eyes was: I hope the tornado hit the moose.”

“He could not play the game without hope; could not play the game without a dream. They had taken it all away from him now, they had turned away from him and there was nothing for him now...He was alone and there was nothing for him.”

“He had to keep thinking of them because if he forgot them and did not think of them they might forget about him. And he had to keep hoping.”

“When he sat alone in the darkness and cried and was done, all done with it, nothing had changed. His leg still hurt, it was still dark, he was still alone and the self-pity had accomplished nothing.”

“Things seemed to go back and forth between reality and imagination--except that it was all reality.”

the reason i choose this for my challenge is because i thought some of the quotes where inspiring and made me think more deeply about Brian

“That's all it took to solve problems - just sense.”


  1. These quotes were very inspirational quotes from the book, I agree with you. Many of these quotes came from parts of the book where Brian was feeling really bad or down. It was nice to put in all these quotes together since they actually fit together and aren't just a bunch of random words you took from the book. However, you said these quotes were inspiring to you, could you elaborate more as I don't really think, "And the last thought he had that morning as he closed his eyes was: I hope the tornado hit the moose," was really that inspiring to me.

  2. Hi Will!

    I really like the quotes you chose for your litspiration challenge. They really give you a feel of the book. What inspired you to choose these quotes, other than the fact that they are inspiring?
    I am excited to see your future posts! :)


  3. Will, I really like your blog, and the theme is very colourful and drew me right in. I also enjoy the variety of books that you have chosen to do your reviews on as it also made me want to read them all. I like the quotes that you have chosen, but I still wondering about the meaning of them, nevertheless, this is still an entertaining post. Good Job!

    P.S. I think that your fish Widget is Broken