Friday, 14 June 2019

Book Quotes of the Week

"There is no Frigate like a Book

To take us Lands away
Nor any Coursers like a Page 
Of prancing Poetry - 
This Traverse may the poorest take 
Without oppress of Toll - 
How frugal is the Chariot That bears the Human Soul". Emily Dickinson

"Fairy tales in childhood are stepping stones throughout life, leading the way through trouble and trial. The value of fairy tales lies not in a brief literary escape from reality, but in the gift of hope that goodness truly is more powerful than evil and that even the darkest reality can lead to a Happily Ever After. Do not take that gift of hope lightly. It has the power to conquer despair in the midst of sorrow, to light the darkness in the valleys of life, to whisper 'One more time' in the face of failure. Hope is what gives life to dreams, making the fairy tale the reality" L.R. Knost

"Parents should leave books lying around marked 'forbidden' if they want their children to read." Doris Lessing

"To become smart you need to read just ten books, but to find those ten, you need to read thousands." N.N.

[If anyone can tell me the originator of this quote, I'd be very thankful and would happily include the name.

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, I thought so, too. My favourite was the last one about becoming smart. Pity I couldn't find the person who first said it.

  2. Like that Lessing quote! Cheers

    1. Yes, any parent would totally understand. I was lucky, my boys loved to read.

      Greetings to the other side of the world.