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Showing posts with label Book Quote. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Book Quote. Show all posts

Saturday, August 4, 2021

Mister Rogers & Hope

“The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling that they are worthwhile.”

Book Riot contributor, Sonja Palmer, has compiled a list of ten Mister Rogers quotes from You Are Special: Neighborly Wit And Wisdom From Mister Rogers and The World According to Mr. Rogers to remind us all that good people do exist and that kindness matters. Look for Mister Rogers at a theater near you and at the library.

Wednesday, August 1, 2021

Logic?

Contrariwise,’ continued Tweedledee, ‘if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.’        Lewis Carroll, ‘Through the Looking Glass’

Friday, March 23, 2021

Anne, Charlotte, Emily

“If she were more perfect, she would be less interesting.” —Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

“It is foolish to wish for beauty. Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others. If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior.” —Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey

I am not an angel, and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself.” —Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“I wish I were a girl again, half savage and hardy, and free…Why am I so changed?” —Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

“I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of hopes and fears, of sensations and excitements, awaited those who had the courage to go forth into its expanse, to seek real knowledge of life amidst its perils.” —Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Wednesday, March 14, 2021

Be the Change

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Friday, February 16, 2021

Sacred Tears

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” — Washington Irving

Sunday, January 21, 2022

A Wrinkle in Time

“A book, too, can be a star, ‘explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly,’ a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”
“There will no longer be so many pleasant things to look at if responsible people do not do something about the unpleasant ones.” 
“To love is to be vulnerable; and it is only in vulnerability and risk—not safety and security—that we overcome darkness.”
“There’s nothing left except to try.”

Monday, January 8, 2022

Blank White Spaces


Margaret Atwood“We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom.
We lived in the gaps between the stories.”


 Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

Friday, December 8, 2021

"Silver and Gold"

Caught up in the commercialization of the season? Signature has a list of book quotes to ponder. Here's a couple:

Janet Evanovich, Visions of Sugar Plums, 2002
“Everyone wants a Christmas tree. If you had a Christmas tree Santa would bring you stuff! Like hair curlers and slut shoes.”


Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s Diary, 1996
“Ugh. Would that Christmas could just be, without presents. It is just so stupid, everyone exhausting themselves, miserably haemorrhaging money on pointless items nobody wants: no longer tokens of love but angst-ridden solutions to problems…


Monday, October 2, 2021

Grace

"For most of my life I have thought of grace as a hope of a bright tomorrow in spite of the darkness of today...Grace surrounds us, whirls about us like the wind, falls on us like rain. Grace sustains us on our journeys, no matter how perilous they may be and, make no mistake, they are all perilous. We need not hope for grace, we merely need to open our eyes to its abundance. Grace is all around us, not just in the hopeful future but in the miracle of now." ―Richard Paul Evans

Friday, September 29, 2021

Nothing could be worse...

"Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world." — Jane Addams

Thursday, September 21, 2021

Long Live the King

Steven King celebrates his 70th birthday today. BookRiot has compiled 70 quotes to commemorate the day. Here's a few to get you started-

“There is no bad time for good news." -Cujo

“A short story is a different thing altogether - a short story is like a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger.” -Skeleton Crew

“Come to a book as you would come to an unexplored land. Come without a map. Explore it, and draw your own map… ”—Hearts in Atlantis

“When all else fails, give up and go to the library.”—11/22/63

“If I have to spend time in purgatory before going to one place or the other, I guess I’ll be all right as long as there’s a lending library.”


Sunday, June 25, 2021

Summer light

“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.”
Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle: A Memoir, 2005

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Take advantage of longer summer days to read (or re-read) The Glass Castle before you see the movie out in August.

Friday, June 9, 2021

be a star

“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”  — Madeleine L'Engle

Tuesday, June 6, 2021

Possible

"So many things are possible just as long as you don't know they're impossible."
— King Azaz in "The Phantom Tollbooth" by Norton Juster

Friday, February 10, 2021

Romantic Book Quotes

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 “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” —Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

 “So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” ―Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

 “For you, a thousand times over.” —Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.” —Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” —Margaret Mitchell, Gone With The Wind

Tuesday, September 27, 2021

Banned

“Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight.” 
 — Stephen Chbosky

“Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance.”   
—Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”   
― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

Thursday, September 22, 2021

Happy Birthday and 1st Day of Fall



“When fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.”  Salem’s Lot, 1975

“When all else fails, give up and go to the library.” 
11/22/63, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2021

Goodness



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“Simple, genuine goodness is the best capital to found the business of this life upon. It lasts when fame and money fail, and is the only riches we can take out of this world with us.”  

 - Louisa May Alcott, Little Men, 1871

Wednesday, May 25, 2021

Battling Dragons

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“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”  — Neil Gaiman

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Unsentimental

Unsentimental about Valentine's Day? Signature has several less than romantic book quotes for the cynical. Here's a couple to get you started-

“I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart." -L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

"But now I know the things I know
And do the things I do;
And if you do not like me so,
To hell, my love, with you! " -Dorothy Parker