Weekly Geeks: Quotables

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The Weekly Geeks prompt:

“We all have our favorite bookish quotations. Some well known, and some not so well known. This week for our geeky assignment I thought it would be fun for us to share some of those favorites. It can be just one favorite that you’d like to highlight, or a whole list. It can be quotations from books, or quotations about books and reading.

The Quirky Girls’ take on bookish quotations:

From Izzybella:

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.”

-Gwendolyn to Cecily in The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde

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From Molly:

“Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.”

-William Faulkner, Light in August

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From Margot:

“Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.”

-Louisa May Alcott

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From ChaucerianGirl:

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

-Cicero

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From Jehara:

“A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face.  It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy.”

-Edward P. Morgan

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4 Responses to Weekly Geeks: Quotables

  1. Fiona says:

    I love the quotes by Alcott and Cicero, especially Cicero. Had I remembered it it would have been in my Weekly Geeks post!

  2. kaye says:

    you’ve picked some wonderful quotes.

  3. Annie says:

    Wonderful quotes ! Thanks to all of you !. I’m always afraid when I see a room without books and people with too much “friends” !

  4. stacybuckeye says:

    Love them all. How did I know the Faulkner quote would be Molly? 🙂

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