5 Inspiring Quotes to Wrap Up the Year
Some quotes are unforgettable. With just a few words they can move us in unexpected ways. As 2014 draws to a close, we leave you with five inspiring quotes. Which one speaks to you?
1. "Books fall open, you fall in." —David McCord
Books Fall Open
Books fall open, you fall in,
delighted where you've never been;
hear voices not once heard before,
reach world on world through door on door;
find unexpected keys to things locked up beyond imaginings.
What might you be, perhaps become,
because one book is somewhere?
Some wise delver into wisdom, wit,
and wherewithal has written it.
True books will venture, dare you out,
whisper secrets, maybe shout
across the gloom to you in need,
who hanker for a book to read.
2. "I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." —Sarah Williams
Though my soul may set in darkness,Read the entire poem here.
it will rise in perfect light.
I have loved the stars too fondly
to be fearful of the night.
3. "Be a rainbow in somebody else's cloud." —Maya Angelou
4. "We read to know we're not alone." —William Nicholson
"She was my daughter and my mother, my pupil and my teacher, my subject and my sovereign; and always, holding all these in solution, my trusty comrade, friend, shipmate, fellow-soldier. My mistress; but at the same time all that any man friend (and I have good ones) has ever been to me. Perhaps more."
5. "Books. Cats. Life is good." —Edward Gorey
If these quotes look familiar to you, it's because we create an illustrated quote for each issue of the Young Adult newsletter—these are some of our favorites from 2014.
Did you encounter any great quotes this year? Is there one that will guide you into 2015? Share it in the comments!
Credits: Quote #3 by watercolor artist Shana Frase. Quote #4 and #5 by illustrator Simini Blocker. (Read our interview with Simini here.) Quote #1 and #2 designed in-house.
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