quotes tagged with 'book'

Stories are consoling, fiction is one of the consolation prizes for having lived in the world

Author: Don DeLillo, Source: unknownSaved by l1nds4y in life book world words comfort 2 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Become major, Paul.  Live like a hero.  That’s what the classics teach us.  Be a main character.  Otherwise what is life for?

Author: JM Coetzee, Source: unknownSaved by l1nds4y in life book hero purpose 2 years ago[save this] [permalink]

There are too many books I haven’t read, too many places I haven’t seen, too many memories I haven’t kept long enough

Author: Irwin Shaw, Source: unknownSaved by l1nds4y in remember memory book travel 2 years ago[save this] [permalink]

In books and in life, you need to read several pages before someone’s true character is revealed

Author: Gail Carson Levine, Source: unknownSaved by l1nds4y in life book character personality 2 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I opened a book and in I strode.  Now nobody can find me

Author: Julia Donaldson, Source: unknownSaved by l1nds4y in book journey lost adventure 2 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page

Author: St. Augustin, Source: Looking Glass WarsSaved by l1nds4y in book world travel 2 years ago[save this] [permalink]

There are those who say that life is like a book, with chapters for each event in your life and a limited number of pages on which you can spend your time.  But I prefer to think that a book is like a life, particularly a good one, which is well worth staying up all night to finish

Author: Lemony Snicket, Source: HorseradishSaved by l1nds4y in life book lemonysnicket 2 years ago[save this] [permalink]
“There is so much more in the Book of Mormon than we have yet discovered. The book’s divine architecture and rich furnishings will increasingly unfold to our view, further qualifying it as “a marvelous work and a wonder” (Isaiah 29:14). As I noted from this pulpit in 1986, “The Book of Mormon is like a vast mansion with gardens, towers, courtyards, and wings (Book of Mormon Symposium, 10 October 1986). All the rooms in this mansion need to be explored, whether by valued traditional scholars or by those at the cutting edge. Each plays a role, and one LDS scholar cannot say to the other, “I have no need of thee” (1 Corinthians 12:21).”

“For my part, Brothers and Sisters, I am glad the book will be with us ‘as long as the earth shall stand.’ I need and want additional time. For me, the Book of Mormon is like a vast mansion with gardens, towers, courtyards, and wings. My tour of it has never been completed. Some rooms I have yet to enter, and there are more felicitous fireplaces waiting to warm me. Even the rooms I have glimpsed contained further furnishings and rich detail yet to be savored. There are panels inlaid with incredible insights, and design and décor dating from eden. There are even sumptuous banquet tables painstakingly prepared by predecessors which await all of us. Yet we as church members sometimes behave like hurried tourists, scarcely venturing beyond the entry hall. May we come to feel as a whole people beckoned beyond the entry hall. May we go inside, far enough to hear clearly the whispered truths from those who have slumbered, which whisperings will awaken in us individually, a life of discipleship as never before.”

Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: http://blog.ldspad.com/2008/07/24/neal-a-maxwell-book-of-mormo...Saved by dyejo in book mansion of Maxwell mormon neal gardens towers wings entry 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

History and exact science he must learn by laborious reading. Colleges, in like manner, have their indispensable office -- to teach elements. But they can only searve us when they aim not to drill but to create; when they gather from far every ray of various genius to their hospitable halls, and, by the concentrated fires, set the hearts of their youth on flame.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: The American ScholarSaved by cboyack in information education book knowledge learning school study 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I regard television as perhaps the greatest tool yet created to teach and educate people in large numbers. But I decry the filth, the rot, the violence, and the profanity that spew from television screens into our homes. It is a sad commentary on our societies. The fact that the television set is on six or seven hours every day in many homes says something of tremendous importance. I feel sorry for those who are addicted to the tube. I believe it is an addiction. It becomes a habit as pernicious as many other bad habits. I feel sorry for parents who do not read to their young children. I feel sorry for children who do not learn the wonders to be found in good books, or how stimulating an experience it is to get into the mind of a great thinker as that person expresses himself or herself, with language cultivated and polished, concerning great and important issues.
Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: “Four Simple Things to Help Our Families and Our Nations,” Ensign, Sep 1996, 2Saved by cboyack in society book knowledge addiction learning television 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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