Thank you Lisa for hosting this great meme!
Welcome to Thursday Quotable! This feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week. Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotable is where my favorite lines will be, and you’re invited to join in!
This was one of the reasons Richard had always considered books to be so important, why he sought them out, and why he put so much effort into gleaning information from them. Books were links that spanned such missing human bonds or even times of savagery and its resulting ages of ignorance.
It was helpful if you had an elder who could pass on their knowledge, but if there were no elders to teach you for whatever reason, books filled the void, not merely in generations, but often in centuries and sometimes even millennia. Books served to keep hard-won knowledge safe. They endured. Books could almost be immortal.
As a reader, I stand by this thought process fully.
Richard straightened with a sigh. “Oftentimes it’s easier for lunatics to attract impassioned followers than it is for sensible people to get people to listen to reason. People are often more willing to believe lies than the truth. Lies can be made to sound pleasant. The truth, by its very nature, isn’t always so attractive.”
I know this is true from experience.
“Because they take our world and improve upon it,” Charlie says. “Movies are magical that way. Everything is magnified. The colors are brighter. The shadows are darker. The action more violent and the love affairs more passionate. People break out into song. Or they used to. The emotions- love, hate, fear, laughter- aer all bigger. And the people! All those beautiful faces in full close-up. So beautiful it’s hard to look away.”
This lady loves movies as much as I love books!
“We’re not going to talk about that now. We’re going to talk about you.”
“Nothing you need to know. My life is all history now.”
“We’re all history eventually.”
It’s deep and just very impressive.
I’d love to see some of your favorite quotes of the week!
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