A Latter-day Bluestocking

For the love of reading

Category: Quotes of the Day

Quote of the Day: C.S. Lewis

CS Lewis“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.”  C. S. Lewis, 1898-1963

Quote of the Day: Ray Bradbury

ray-bradbury“There are worse crimes than burning books.  One of them is not reading them.”  Ray Bradbury, 1920-2012

Quote of the Day: Barbara W. Tuchman

Tuchman-Barbara“Books are the carriers of civilization.  Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.  They are engines of change, windows on the world, lighthouses erected in the sea of time.  They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.”  Barbara W. Tuchman, 1912–1989

Quote of the Day: Alexander Pope


“I wanted nothing but a black Gown and a Salary, to be as meer a Bookworm as any there.” Alexander Pope, 1688-1744

Quotes of the Day: Maurice Sendak

“There’s so much more to a book than just the reading.”  Maurice Sendak, 1928-2012where-the-wild-things-are-MAURICE-SENDAK

Happy Earth Day!

william-shakespeare“And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stone,  and good in everything.”  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616

Quotes of the Day: Mark Twain

Twain-Reading“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience:  this is the ideal life.”  Mark Twain, 1836-1910

Quote of the Day: Jane Austen

“…but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.”  Jane Austen, 1775-1817

Quote of the Day: T.S. Eliot

“Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his 25th year, must alter, he must seek new literary influences; he will have different emotions to express.”

T.S. Eliot, 1888-1965

Happy Birthday Samuel Johnson

“Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.”

Happy Birthday Samuel Johnson (September 18, 1709-December 13, 1784)

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