Wonder & Whimsy: reading and redemption

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A weekly curation of quotations I come across in my reading life (or on random condiment jars) — from the inspirational to the miscellaneous. Perhaps one inspires you or catches your fancy too…

The mark of book lovers…

“Rereading books, we [he and C. S. Lewis] said with immense agreement, was the mark of the real lover of books.” (Sheldon Vanauken, A Severe Mercy)

A woman who reads…

“A woman who reads is a rebel, defying the pace of the instant at which the modern world gallops from dawn until dusk. Her mind is her own, formed not by a scroll down the social media feed or the frantic scurry of too much to do but by her daily decision to walk in company with the wise, those authors who help her to step back, to listen, to pray, and to ponder.” (Sarah Clarkson, Book Girl)

Redeemed desires

“Living the Christian life is not a matter of repressing our desires, but of redeeming them.” (Christopher West)

Wonder & Whimsy: what’s worth your reading and how much you’re loved

A weekly curation of quotations I come across in my reading life (or on random condiment jars) — from the inspirational to the miscellaneous. Perhaps one inspires you or catches your fancy too…

C. S. Lewis…

“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally — and often far more — worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.”

Sarah Clarkson…

“Heroism isn’t about taking your own life in your hands; it’s about being taken hold of by something much bigger and more beautiful than yourself, by a story that draws you into its larger drama and empowers you to act in hope.” (Book Girl)

The Autobiography of St. Margaret Mary

“What dost thou fear? Can a child loved as much as I love thee perish in the arms of the Father who is Omnipotent?” (Jesus’ words to her)

Wonder & Whimsy: perspective, travel & worship

A weekly curation of quotations I come across in my reading life (or on random condiment jars) — from the inspirational to the miscellaneous. Perhaps one inspires you or catches your fancy too…

A broader view requires a broader experience…

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

The reward of travel…

“The greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time.” – Bill Bryson

We all worship something…

“Every time you walk into a room something is being worshiped.” – Tyler Blanski, An Immovable Feast

What sort of person you are…

“For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: it also depends on what sort of person you are.” – C. S. Lewis