"Outside a dog a book is man's best friend, inside a dog it is too dark to read!" -Groucho Marx========="The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -Jane Austen========="I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book."-JK Rowling========"I spend a lot of time reading." -Bill Gates=========“Ahhh. Bed, book, kitten, sandwich. All one needed in life, really.” -Jacqueline Kelly=========

Sunday, May 12, 2024

TTT: Quotes from Books I've Recently Read

Top Ten Tuesday: Quotes from Books I've Recently Read (and Loved!)

“It is not easy to make a friend let alone lose one.”
― Leif Enger, I Cheerfully Refuse

“Men, after all, delight in nothing so much as to recast themselves in the center of the story.”
― Kelly Barnhill, When Women Were Dragons

“We don't walk down the same street as the person walking beside us. All we can do is tell the other person what we see. We can point at things and try to name them. If we do this well, our friend can look at the world in a new way. We can meet.”
― Anne Enright, The Wren, the Wren

“One big appeal of fascism, if nothing else, was its unapologetic embrace of cruelty. Cruelty towards others, coupled with hypersensitivity towards any slight to oneself.”
― Rachel Maddow, Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism

“I thought again what an achievement a book is, a magic box simultaneously holding the presence of the author and the wonders of the world.”
― Ivan Doig, Sweet Thunder

“Your silence is like rain on my worries, feeding and growing them.”
― Lisa See, Lady Tan's Circle of Women

“You couldn’t go anywhere in this town without bumping into God.”
― Tess Gunty, The Rabbit Hutch

“Fiction is the great lie that tells the truth about how the world lives!”
― Abraham Verghese, The Covenant of Water

“Action on behalf of life transforms. Because the relationship between self and the world is reciprocal, it is not a question of first getting enlightened or saved and then acting. As we work to heal the earth, the earth heals us.”
― Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

“Why, he wondered, did white people get so very upset when anyone disagreed with them?”
― R.F. Kuang, Babel


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