Thursday, June 24, 2010


We all grow up with the weight of history on us.
Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do
in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.
~Shirley Abbott

I like books

Sunday, June 20, 2010


A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it,
or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face.
It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind
can get both provocation and privacy.
~Edward P. Morgan


Friday, June 4, 2010


The sea pronounces something, over and over, in a hoarse whisper;
I cannot quite make it out.
~Annie Dillard