July 9, 2010

quite possibly the quote that defines me.

"For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die. They are full of all the things that you don't get in real life--wonderful, lyrical language, for instance, right off the bat. And quality of attention: we may notice amazing details during the course of a day but we rarely let ourselves stop and really pay attention. An author makes you notice, makes you pay attention, And this is a great gift. My gratitude for good writing is unbounded; I am grateful for it the way I'm grateful for the ocean."

- the brilliant Anne Lamott in Bird by Bird


~Abby~ said... [Reply to comment]

This is EXACTLY how I feel about books! I have always been a bookworm, even back in 4th/5th grade when it wasn't "cool" to read. But now, going into 9th grade of course everyone is into the vampire/druggy books. Lol.
I'm just always myself, no matter if no one agrees with me.

DJ Taurus said... [Reply to comment]

I love reading! I just wish I could make more time for it :(

Great blog!

Little Vi said... [Reply to comment]

That's exactly how I feel about them! That's such an amazing quote, thanks for sharing. :)

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Claire Kiefer said... [Reply to comment]

She really is amazing. I got to meet her and hear her read at San Quentin State Prison a few years ago, and she was so humble and relatable. I've loved everything I've read by her so far . . .

Jacob said... [Reply to comment]

love this!

FireintheBreeze (Brittany) said... [Reply to comment]

nice reflection

britni @ Antika Moda said... [Reply to comment]

I feel the same way! I LOVE books :)

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Launi said... [Reply to comment]

I positively love, love, love this quote. Books are the love of my life...and apparently yours too. :]

Rebecca Armstrong said... [Reply to comment]

This is so true and I love reading :)


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