Monthly Archives: March 2011

On being a bookworm

“Books are the bees which carry the quickening  pollen from one to another mind.” ~James Russell Lowell

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Who else can relate?

“No, the problem, in my opinion, is not the number of books I own, but that I am unable to get rid of any of them. I own some terrible, terrible books — you wouldn’t believe how many crap books get published in this country — but cannot, for the life of me, part with a single one. I am a book hoarder, which, in my line of work, is a troublesome problem to have.” ~Book reviewer Mark Medley in this National Post essay.


the wisdom of Charlotte

Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.”
~Charlotte Bronte in “Jane Eyre”

Late March

“I had just reached this point in my thoughts when, without any warning, spring suddenly entered the world.
It happened in a flash, one Saturday evening around five: everything is bathed in a different light and yet there is still a chill in the air, impossible to say what has just taken place.” ~Louis Aragon, Paris Peasant


Resignation

…or is it resolve?

“I ceased in the year 1764 to believe that one can convince one’s opponents with arguments printed in books. It is not to do that, therefore, that I have taken up my pen, but merely so as to annoy them, and to bestow strength and courage on those on our own side, and to make it known to the others that they have not convinced us.” ~Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1 July 1742 – 24 February 1799)