Quote of the Day – October 2, 2019

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On the moon we wore feathers in our hair, and rubies on our hands. On the moon we had gold spoons.

-Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived In A Castle

Quote of the Day – August 23, 2019

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“From the time I could read, I found solace in my father’s library…At the ages of ten and eleven and twelve I would have preferred to remain in the library…”
Alice Hoffman, The Marriage of Opposites

Quote of the Day – August 22, 2019

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“…I used to think if you read enough books you’d automatically know how to do everything the right way. But reading and doing are not the same at all.”
― Judy Blume, Forever . . .

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

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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