Thursday, October 15, 2015

Some bookish wisdom...

"I have an idea that the only thing which makes it possible to regard
this world we live in without disgust is the beauty which now and 
then men create out of chaos. The pictures they paint, the music they
compose, the books they write, and the lives they lead. Of all these
the richest in beauty is the beautiful life. That is the perfect work 
of art."                         --W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

"It is a good thing to turn your mind upside down now
and then, like an hour-glass, to let the particles run the
 other way."  --Christopher Morley, The Haunted Bookshop

"Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter
what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you
haven't had that, what have you had?"  --Henry James, The Ambassadors

Happy Reading!


  1. I love these bookish quotes. I was trying to pick a favorite, but they are all wonderful!

  2. Love these. All of them. But especially the one from The Haunted Bookshop.