Quote of the day, July 20

July 20, 2017

Stephen King, on books (from On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft)

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

Quote of the day, July 19

July 19, 2017

John Milton, on the mind

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”

Quote of the day, July 18

July 18, 2017

Jane Austen, from Persuasion

“How quick come the reasons for approving what we like.”

Quote of the day, July 17

July 17, 2017

Khaled Hosseini, on the truth

“But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.”

Quote of the day, July 16

July 16, 2017

Erasmus, on books

“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”

Quote of the day, July 15

July 16, 2017

Ann Cleeves, from Dead Water

“Jimmy Perez sat in his car outside the kirk and watched the people go in. Once there’s been a community here and you could still see where the houses had been, the crumbling walls and the outline of the fields, but now the church was all that was left and most of the congregation came by car. It was one of those still, sunny days that came occasionally late in spring. The light was reflected from the sea and from a small loch close to the road … Read the rest of this entry »

Quote of the day, July 14

July 15, 2017

J.K. Rowling, from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

Quote of the day, July 13

July 14, 2017

Ann Cleeves, from Harbour Street

“Was it only possible truly to enjoy something if you knew there was a danger that it might be taken away?”

Quote of the day, July 12

July 13, 2017

Richard Thompson, from “King of Bohemia”

Did your dreams die young
Were they too hard won
Did you reach too high and fall
And there is no rest
For the ones God blessed
And he blessed you best of all
Your eyes seem from a different face
They’ve seen that much that soon …

Quote of the day, July 11

July 12, 2017

Martin Buber, on journeys

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”