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A Quote by Rolf Jacobsen on books and moon

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 Look -
The moon thumbs through night's book.
Finds a lake where nothing is printed.
Draws a straight line.  That's all
it can.
That's enough.
Thick line.  Straight toward you.
 - Look.

Rolf Jacobsen

Source: Sea & Sky

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by unknown on buddhas wife, story, gabriel constans, women, spiritual life, and books

Buddha’s Wife tells a fascinating story, little known in the west, about the woman whom Buddha left behind. Gabriel Constans focuses the reader’s attention on the strong and complicated women who surrounded Buddha and makes us re-think the nature of spiritual life.
-- Chitra Divakaruni, international best-selling author, whose books include Mistress of Spices, Sister of My Heart and Palace of Illusions.

unknown

Source: Buddha's Wife, Pages: 1

Contributed by: GabrielConstans

A Quote by Virginia Woolf on books, secondhand, and wild

Secondhand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Contributed by: TheRavenNevermore

A Quote by Jay Bolter on writing, realtionship, mind, writer, literacy, and books

In the act of writing, the writer externalizes his or her thoughts. The writer enters into a reflective and reflexive relationship with the written page, a relationship in which thoughts are bodied forth. It becomes difficult to say where thinking ends and writing begins, where the mind ends and the writing space begins. With any technique of writing - on stone or clay, papyrus or paper, and particularly on the computer screen - the writer comes to regard the mind itself as a writing space. The writing space becomes a metaphor, in fact literate culture's root metaphor, for the human mind.

Jay Bolter

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Harold Bloom on books, self, and words

Reading well makes children more interesting both to themselves and others, a process in which they will develop a sense of being separate and distinct selves.

Harold Bloom

Source: Short Stories & Poems for Exceptionally Intelligent Children

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Peter Gabriel on books and music

The book of love has music in it
In fact that's where music comes from
Some of it is just transcendental
Some of it is just really dumb

Peter Gabriel

Source: Book of Love

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Mary Chapin Carpenter on books, light, music, mystery, pictures, place, and stars

Gather up your telegrams
Your faded pictures, best laid plans
Books and postcards, 45's
Every sunset in the sky

Carry with you maps and string, flashlights
Friends who make you sing
And stars to help you find your place
Music, hope and amazing grace

Maybe what we leave
Is nothing but a tangled little mystery
Maybe what we take
Is nothing that has ever had a name

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Source: Your Life Story

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Rob Brezsny on books, bliss, reading, and bibliobliss

BIBLIOBLISS.  Transported into states of transcendent pleasure while immersed in reading a favorite book.

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 267

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Rob Brezsny on media, news, tv, movies, books, newspapers, bad news, publishing, murder, addiction, self-hatred, sexual pathology, shame, betrayal, extortion, robbery, cancer, arson, torture, life, and meaning

The average American child sees 20,000 murders in TV before reaching age 18.  This is considered normal.  Every community has video rental stores filled with multimillion-dollar films that depict people doing terrible things to each other.  If you read newspapers, you have every right to believe that Bad Nasty Things compose 90 percent of the human experience.  The authors of thousands of books pu

But you will be hard-pressed to find more than a few novels, films, news stories, and TV shows that dare to depict life as a gift whose purpose is to enrich the human soul.

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 61

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Sherman Alexie on library, books, readers, and comparison

Corliss had never once considered the fate of library books. She'd never wondered how many books go unread. She loved books. How could she not worry about the unread? She felt like a disorganized scholar, an inconsiderate lover, an abusive mother, and a cowardly soldier.

Sherman Alexie

Source: Ten Little Indians

Contributed by: Tsuya

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