“If you Treat an Individual As he is,
he will Remain How he is.
But if you Treat him as if he Were what he ought to be and could be,
he will Become what he ought to be and could be.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Being Deeply Loved by someone
gives you Strength,
while Loving someone
Deeply gives you Courage.”
– Lao Tzu
“So many Books, so Little time.”
– Frank Zappa
“Success is not Final,
Failure is not Fatal:
it is the Courage to continue that counts.”
– Winston S. Churchill
“There are only Two ways to Live your life.
One is as though Nothing is a Miracle.
The other is as though Everything is a Miracle.”
– Albert Einstein
“I like work: it fascinates me.
I can sit and look at it for hours.”
– Jerome K. Jerome
“I like that Every Page in Every Book can have a Gem on it.
It’s probably what I Love most about writing–
that Words can be used in a way
that’s like a Child Playing in a Sandpit,
Swapping them around.
They’re the Best Moments in a day of writing —
when an Image Appears
that you didn’t know would be there
when you started work in the morning.”
(The Book Thief)
“We are all in the Gutter,
but Some of Us
are Looking at the Stars.”
– Oscar Wilde
(Lady Windermere’s Fan)
“Good Friends, Good Books,
and a Sleepy Conscience:
this is the Ideal Life.”
– Mark Twain