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

A Quote by Odysseas Elytis on truth, moon, calculations, computations, comparison, sappho, and neil armstrong

Fantastic truths perish slower... Sappho's moon will survive the moon of Armstrong.  Different computations are necessary.

Odysseas Elytis

Source: Eros, Eros, Eros: Selected & Last Poems, Pages: 71 (The Little Mariner)

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Lao Tzu on respect, be yourself, comparison, and competition

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Contributed by: Amethyst

A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on comparison and quality

Any comparison diminishes the expressive qualities of the terms of the comparison.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 7

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by William Shakespeare on comparison and compliment

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Sonnet 18

Contributed by: Zaady

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