We know that the BIG WORLD OF BOOKS has a fundamental place in the history of humanity.
We mean, books are the key to the mind and the soul of our humanity and to men who have lived in our world since ancient times.
They tell us the world has changed and the world will change again, but, fundamentally, human beings have always been the same. We are sure we need books. We are sure we love books and we learn much from them.
So we have decided to propose our library of quotes, the ones we especially love from books we like. Quotes are wisdom in pills and we really like to collect them. What about you?
Here are some of our favourite quotes:
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”
Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island
Here Thomas Merton provides further meditations on the spiritual life in sixteen thoughtful essays. This sequel to Seeds of Contemplation provides fresh insight into Merton's favorite topics of silence and solitude, while also underscoring the importance of community and the deep connectedness to others that is the inevitable basis of the spiritual life, whether one lives in solitude or in the midst of a crowd.
“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
In this classic romance, young Elizabeth Bennet strives for love, independence and honesty in the vapid high society of 19th century England.
“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
In this book Harry Potter attends his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His best friends Ron and Hermione have been very secretive all summer and he is desperate to get back to school and find out what has been going on. However, what Harry discovers is far more devastating than he could ever have expected.
"There's only one rule you need to remember: laugh at everything and forget everybody else! It sound egotistical, but it's actually the only cure for those suffering from self-pity"
Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry The Little Prince
It tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.
Do you you agree with us? Do you like reading? Why do you read?
And even if you are not a fond reader, we are sure you must know at least part of these quotes!
Martina & Alice