Just the other day, the scientist read me a Nero Wolfe quote he saw on Slashdot: "Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the misfortunes of their wealth." That's a pretty good one. One of my favorites is in the layout below and comes from the story Door to Death: "Women don't require motives that are comprehensible by intellectual processes."
So, there I was reminded of all the amazing Nero Wolfe quotes that I've read. I'm not reading anything else right now so I might as well get out my Nero Wolfe books and re-read them again. And then I saw a post on Audacious Designs about a scrapbooking project inspired by reading. Here is my project: I'll read the books, write down all my favorite quotes, and do a layout for each one. That's all of the plan I have right now. I may print them in their own album or maybe include them as a "chapter" in my 2012 album. I'll have to see how many I do. I'm sure it will take many months before I get through all the books. Most of the quotes will be from Nero, but I'll include great ones from any of the characters. Maybe I'll try to aim for 52 quotes.
Here's my first one. I chose yellow, of course, because it is Nero Wolfe's favorite color. And he grows orchids, so the flowers are representative of that. And the overall elegant feel just reminds me of Wolfe, based on impressions from the A&E series. I like the idea of using the "and i quote" word-art on every page, as a way of tying them all together.
|The Sunday Edition and Wishing Jar by Paislee Press; Nostalgia by Paislee|
Press and Creashens; Quote by Nero Wolfe/Rex Stout from Door to Death
I'm hoping to get those books out of the storage closet soon. I know I'll enjoy reading them, and what can be better than scrapping about something you enjoy? I'm looking forward to this project!