Quote of the Day – August 16, 2019

27001 “After all, reading is arguably a far more creative and imaginative process than writing; when the reader creates emotion in their head, or the colors of the sky during the setting sun, or the smell of a warm summer’s breeze on their face, they should reserve as much praise for themselves as they do for the writer – perhaps more.”

Jasper Fforde, The Well of Lost Plots

Quote of the Day – August 13, 2019

Shatter-Me-2“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”

Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Quote of the Day – August 1, 2019

This morning, the sun endures past dawn. I realise that it is August: the summer’s last stand.”

Sara Baume, A Line Made by Walking

A Line Made by Walking

Quote of the Day – July 23, 2019

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I want to be the last girl in the world with a story like mine.”

Nadia Murad, The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State

Quote of the Day – July 12, 2019

“The world is full of talkers, but it is rare to find anyone who listens. And I assure you that you can pick up more information when you are listening than when you are talking.”

― E.B. White, The Trumpet of the Swan

Quote of the Day – May 23, 2019

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“Crazy. It was the same word María and Tía Rosa flung at Grandpa Lázaro. The same word anyone said when they didn’t understand something. “Crazy” was a way to shut people up, disregard them entirely.”
― Daniel José Older, Shadowshaper