Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day:
A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
John Milton (1608 - 1674)
English writer.

Hi everyone, you all must have noticed my absence for some days. Had a temporary change in location. I have to stay up at night before I can connect to the internet. When I get back home, I'll continue blogging as usual.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Quote of the Day

A good book is the best of friends, the same today and for ever.
Martin Farquhar Tupper (1810 - 1889)
British writer.
Proverbial Philosophy: A Book of Thoughts and Arguments, Originally Treated, "Of Reading"

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Quote of the Day

A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.
Robertson Davies (1913 - 1995)
Canadian novelist and critic.
Peterborough Examiner, “Too Much, Too Fast”

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Quote of the Day (Special)

Quote of the Day (Special):
my father moved through dooms of love
through sames of am through haves of give,
singing each morning out of each night
my father moved through depths of height.
E. E. Cummings (1894 - 1962)       
U.S. poet and painter.                                         
50 Poems, "my father moved through dooms of love"


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Quote of the Day

All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was.
Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961)
U.S. writer.
Esquire, "Old Newsman Writes"

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Quote of the Day

Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)
Scottish novelist, essayist, and poet.
Virginibus Puerisque, "An Apology for Idlers"

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Quote of the Day

Much have I travelled in the realms of gold
for which I thank the Paddington and Westminster
Public Libraries: and I have never said sir
to anyone since I was seventeen years old.
Peter Porter (1929 - )
Australian-born British poet and critic.
The first line alludes to John Keats's sonnet, "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer" (1816).
The Last of England, "The Sanitized Sonnets: 4"