Friday, February 11, 2011

Inspiring quotes

I love quotes. I collect them and ponder them. I use them to break in a new journal so I know the first page isn't weird or wasted. Most of all I love sharing them. So here are a few that I love and find inspirational.

“You don’t have to burn books to destory a culture, Just get people to stop reading them.”
-Ray Bradbury

“A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it or offer your own version in return.”
-Salman Rushdie

"Man is least himself when he speaks in his own person. Give him a a mask and he'll tell you the truth."-O. Wilde

"I think that's what's wrong with the world; no one says what they feel, they always hold it inside. They're sad, but they don't cry. They're happy, but they don't sing or dance. They're angry, but they don't scream. 'Cause if they do, they feel ashamed. And that's the worst feeling in the world. So everyone walks with their heads down and no one sees how beautiful the sky really is."

-Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

"Grown-ups love figures. When you tell them that you have made a new friend, they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you, "What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies?" Instead, they demand: "How old is he? How many brothers has he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make?" Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him."
-Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry, The Little Prince

"You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend."
-Paul Sweeney


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