Miracle Workers

Being in a bookish mood today, I decided to gather some of words of wisdom about
books in order to remind us all that what we do matters. Writing comforts, counsels, and
captivates. The stories we tell make a difference in the world!

“I love walking into a bookstore. It’s like all my friends are sitting on the shelves, waving their pages at me.”
Tahereh Mafi

“You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in glorious fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads.”
Ray Bradbury

“The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbors, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.”
Voltaire

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
Charles W. Eliot

“For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand
who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.”
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

“You can never get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
C.S. Lewis

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
Anna Quindlen

“All that I hope to say in books, all that I ever hope to say, is that I love the world.”
E.B. White

“Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book.”
Stephane Mallarme

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
Stephen King

“We live for books.”
Umberto Eco

We are miracle workers: We summon words to create new worlds. Write on!

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About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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