I missed last week’s Words of Wisdom (shame on me, but I needed a couple of days to do nothing). But that means I will have two amazing bookish quotes (or quotes from books) for you this week. Hooray!
“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing,” Scout Finch from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird
I love this quote and poster and I’m pretty sure that I need a copy matted & framed for my office. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite books of all time (my copy of it has nearly deteriorated). It was one of the first books I completely fell in love with, is one of the reasons why I wanted to teach, and has shaped me as a person more than I can explain.
“I spent my life folded between the pages of books…”- from Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
During my first Words of Wisdom post, Marianne from Boricuan Bookworms mentioned this quote. I have to admit that I haven’t read Unravel Me yet, but I after reading Shatter Me, I can see how Juliette would feel this way.
I have also felt like this at many points in my life (although for different reasons– obviously) but it’s something that I think many bookworms can relate to for one reason or another.