I apologize for not blogging lately. There’s no real reason except I haven’t had much to say (shocker, right?) and haven’t felt like it.
One thing that I do, and do often, is quote books on facebook. Somewhat to the annoyance to those who know me (some actually enjoy it and tell me so). The thing is that books have so much wisdom to them. They’re inspiring. They’re thought provoking. They show the best and worst of humanity.
… I want to share all these bits and pieces of brilliance with others not to get them to think like me but just because i see something in that quote. I want to get people thinking in general.
The quotes come from a bit of everywhere, so please please enjoy =)
“But there is an influence in the light of morning that tends to rectify whatever errors of fancy, or even of judgement we may have made during the sun’s decline, or among the shadows of the night, or in the less wholesome glow of moonshine” — Rapuccini’s Daughter, Hawthorne
“Its great the you can listen and be a shoulder to someone, but what if someone doesn’t need a shoulder? What if they need arms or something like that? You can’t just sit there and put everybody’s lives ahead of your own and think that counts as love. You just can’t” — Sam, The Perks of Being the Wallflower
“Beware! Revenge is an awkward passion to indulge in; they who employ it find it a double-edged weapon, which in the recoil, frequently wound the hand that wields it.” — The Three Musketeers
“The best people all have some kind of scar.” — The one, Kiera Cass (I love this quote. But it’s rarely joined by the second part of “And I’m glad to join their ranks” or something like that).
So many quotes to love and be inspired by. These are some that have been inspiring me within in the last few months. Of course there are more. always more.
I’ll leave you with one of my favorite Dr. Who quotes (even though it’s not from a book) “Books! People never really stop loving books. 51st century. By now you’ve got holovids, Direct-to-brain downloads, fiction mist, BUT YOU NEED THE SMELL. The smell of books, Donna – deep breath!” — 10th Doctor