Words of Wisdom

 

1973733_627944013953265_723796033_oI have been on a bit of a writing kick lately, as I prepare for two writing challenges for the month of April. This Ray Bradbury quote is excellent, especially when it comes to NaNoWriMo, drafting, and revising. I may even print out a copy of this photograph and put it on the wall next to my desk.

Do you have any writerly words of wisdom that you try to abide by while you write, or that inspire you to write?

 

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There are so many books that I constantly recommend to people, books that I have lent out time and time again in the hopes that people will read and love them as much as I did.

Has anyone ever felt this way about a book?

Words of Wisdom

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“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live”- Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

This week’s quote for words of wisdom is an oldie, but a goodie. It is a quote that has resonated with me since I first picked up a Harry Potter book in 7th grade. Since then, my world has never been the same. I have always loved books and reading, but the world of Harry Potter offered me my first real escape from every day life through a book. This whole series has some wonderful quotes, some serious or sad, and others funny and light-hearted. Like so many people, this series has helped me though quite a few rough spots in my life and some of these quotes helped to keep me going.

What is your favorite quote from the Harry Potter series?

Words of Wisdom

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!

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“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.

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“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.

What bookish words of wisdom do you have for me this week?