Friday, 5 March 2021

Book Quotes of the Week

"Write what should not be forgotten." Isabel Allende 

The more we write, the less we forget.

"Too little information and you're blind, too much and you're blinded." Stuart Turton

Depends on where you get your information from. People with too little information can be more dangerous than those with too much, especially if they think they know it all.

"Every book is a different hood, a different country, a different world. Reading is how I visit places and people and ideas. And when something rings true or if I still have a question, I outline it with a bright yellow highlighter so that it’s lit up in my mind, like a lightbulb or a torch leading the way to somewhere new. It’s usually enough to make me forget I’ve barely left Bushwick." Ibi Zoboi, Pride

I totally agree. Except for the yellow highlighter. I would never do that to a book!

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  1. I love that quote about going places when you read. I am also fond of highlighting certain books when necessary. I recently read The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls by Mona Eltahawy and that thing is underlines, highlighted, and riddled with my scribbles in the margins.

    1. I guess if it's a "work" or "study" book. But other than that, I hate making marks in my books. I always use little sticky tapes and then note the quotes afterwards.

      But I love "travelling" with my books. I've just been to Afghanistan.

  2. This reminds me I must get Allende's new book!

    1. That's a good idea. I like her, too, and I saw recently that she had a new one. Happy Reading!