Archive for the ‘Literature’ Category

Quote of the day, Jan. 11

January 12, 2018

Charles Dickens, from A Tale of Two Cities

“The sea did what it liked, and what it liked was destruction. It thundered at the town, and thundered at the cliffs, and brought the coast down, madly.”


Quote of the day, Jan. 9

January 9, 2018

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, on life

“Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 7

January 7, 2018

Jacques Derrida, on writing

“What cannot be said above all must not be silenced but written.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 5

January 5, 2018

J.K. Rowling, on books

“Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 4

January 5, 2018

Harper Lee, on reading

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 24

December 24, 2017

Albert Camus, on the college professor

“Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 22

December 24, 2017

Mark Twain, on the good life

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 20

December 21, 2017

T.S. Eliot

“These fragments I have shored against my ruins.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 16

December 17, 2017

Albert Camus, on rebellion (from The Rebel)

“What is a rebel? A man who says no.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 9

December 9, 2017

Robert Frost, on teaching

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.”