Saturday, March 7, 2009

Weekly Geeks -A Quote A Day


Hosted by Terri at Weekly Geeks.

A Quote a Day

"You may want to come up with a theme, such as favorite passages from books, author quotes, political quotes, quotes about books or reading, humorous quotes, whatever. Or you may not want a theme at all; maybe you just want to gather up seven assorted quotes that appeal to you. You may want to start each of your posts of the week with a quote, or you may want to give quotes posts of their own in addition to your regular posts. It’s all up to you!"


My quote for Saturday:

"A good book should leave you slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it."

William Styron

He wrote Sophie's Choice, Lie Down in Darkness, Set This House on Fire, The Long March, This Quiet Dust, The Confession of Nat Turner, Tidewater Morning and Darkness Visible. I have read all but one and cannot recommend this writer highly enough.

Please come back each day for another thought provoking quote during the next week.

25 comments:

  1. I said something similar in a recent review. Enjoyed this.

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  2. Forgot to add an invitation to join us for Little Lov'n Monday. LLM is a way to support fellow bloggers. Hope you'll join us.

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  3. Hi!
    I really like your quote! It is so true! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!!

    Sherrie

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  4. I love the quote. You do live several lives while reading, don't you? I think that's the reason why I read: to get transported to a different world, different life.

    As far as the Spiritually Speaking challenge goes, it doesn't have to be Christian books, just any books that you think might help you gain some spiritual insight. This ranges from christian to New Age, metaphysical, even self-help.
    If you decide to join, which by the way I would love you to, I can only have one Mr. Linky so you can just leave a comment instead.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  5. This is another one of my favourite book quotes.

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  6. The quote definitely speaks to me, being the bibliophile that I am.

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  8. That's one of my favorite quotes.

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  9. This is a great quote. Thanks!

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  10. What a great quote, and new to me so thanks for posting it! Thanks for your comments! I am so looking forward to reading Dog On It...the deal was that if I put the ad on my site they would send a copy of the book out to me..but nothing yet.

    Carey

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  11. I love that quote, hope you don't mind if I borrow it for my own collection! It is so true, well true if the book is good.

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  12. How true! Love the quote.. I'm jotting it down on my notebook. And I haven't read Styron but I'll keep an eye on him, thanks. :)

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  13. What a fine quotation!
    First, I thought about quoting Hamlet when he is asked what he is reading, "Words, words, words". It is such a hilarious understatement. But as usual I decided on some crime-related stuff :)

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  14. I couldn't agree with this more - great first quote.

    E.H>

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  15. That quote says so much not just about reading but about Styron as well. Genius (whether a well invested reader or a writer) can be exhausting I imagine especially when compounded by such severe depression. Thanks for the great quote!

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  16. That is a wonderful quote, and so true!

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  17. Oh...I really liked your quote!

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  18. I recently found a website with a number of very good book-related quotes and I suddenly can't remember if this was included. Either way, a true and well-put quote.

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  19. Great quote; thanks for sharing :)

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  20. Great quote! I just added it to my collection.

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  21. Oh I love this quote. I think I might post it in my classroom tomorrow! Thank you for sharing. :)

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  22. That quote is great and very, very true!

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  23. Oh, I loved that quote. Very true.

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  24. Thanks everyone, this is my first Weekly Geeks post and you've made it a pleasure. So glad some of you think it's a keeper.

    *christina:You must let me know if you really do put it up in the classroom-and what response you get.

    *Frances: Well put. I'm thrilled to find someone who knows Styron's work, as well as his personal circumstances. I found Darkness Visible very comforting and have recommended it to others I thought might benefit from it. As for his fiction, he really was my favourite writer from the America
    South. We lost him last year and I'm so glad I own all his books and can enjoy them again at any time.

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  25. I love this quote, how wonderfully true!

    Of those you mention, "Sophie's Choice" is the only Styron I've read. If I were to pick up another, which one would you recommend first?

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