Friday, 21 October 2016

Book Quotes of the Week


"Everyone should read, we say, but we act as if only those with special talent should write." Roy Peter Clark

"He loved a book because it was a book; he loved its odour, its form, its title. What he loved in a manuscript was its old illegible date, the bizarre and strange Gothic characters, the heavy gilding which loaded its drawings. It was its pages covered with dust - dust of which he breathed the sweet and tender perfume with delight." Gustave Flaubert

"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper." Robert Frost

"The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts." Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Truth and understanding are not such wares as to be monopolized and traded in by tickets and statutes and standards. We must not think to make a staple commodity of all the knowledge in the land, to mark and license it like our broadcloth and our woolpacks." John Milton

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  1. Great quotes this week, particularly the one from Oliver Wendell Holmes.

  2. I try to follow what Robert Frost said here. Sometimes I stumble on it though.

  3. Oh that quote by Roy Peter Clark resonates so well with me.

  4. I'm so glad you all found a quote that speaks to you. That's the main reason I publish some of those I find every week.

    Happy Reading,