Bill’s Profile

Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Bill.


Great Short Works...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Discipline and Pu...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Bill's Recent Updates

Bill rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bill wants to read
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bill rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bill wants to read
The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bill wants to read
The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bill wants to read
Empire of Sin by Gary Krist
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bill rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Made in America by Bill Bryson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bill is currently reading
Great Short Works of Fyodor Dostoevsky by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bill is currently reading
The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bill started reading
Discipline and Punish by Michel Foucault
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Bill's books…
Dalai Lama XIV
“One problem with our current society is that we have an attitude towards education as if it is there to simply make you more clever, make you more ingenious... Even though our society does not emphasize this, the most important use of knowledge and education is to help us understand the importance of engaging in more wholesome actions and bringing about discipline within our minds. The proper utilization of our intelligence and knowledge is to effect changes from within to develop a good heart.”
Dalai Lama XIV

Dalai Lama XIV
“Given the scale of life in the cosmos, one human life is no more than a tiny blip. Each one of us is a just visitor to this planet, a guest, who will only stay for a limited time. What greater folly could there be than to spend this short time alone, unhappy or in conflict with our companions? Far better, surely, to use our short time here in living a meaningful life, enriched by our sense of connection with others and being of service to them.”
Dalai Lama XIV

Hermann Hesse
“You should not take old people who are already dead seriously. It does them injustice. We immortals do not like things to be taken seriously. We like joking. Seriousness, young man, is an accident of time. It consists, I don't mind telling you in confidence, in putting too high a value on time. I, too, once put too high a value on time. For that reason I wished to be a hundred years old. In eternity, however, there is no time, you see. Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke.”
Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf

Hermann Hesse
“Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.”
Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse
“In eternity there is no time, only an instant long enough for a joke.”
Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf

114 Educator Book Club — 663 members — last activity Oct 26, 2014 04:18AM
Finally a place for parents, teachers, administrators, professors, and students to meet, talk, and share books about education: the art and craft of t ...more
Krystle
970 books | 97 friends





Polls voted on by this member