Thursday, July 12, 2018

Thursday Thoughts...

“Learning became her. She loved the smell of the book from the shelves, the type on the pages, the sense that the world was an infinite but knowable place. Every fact she learned seemed to open another question, and for every question there was another book.” 

Robert Goolrick 

As an opening line, who could disagree.  I think it is the most beautiful ode (not in the literal sense) to a girl or young woman - to let her know that learning becomes her.  I think it also holds hope for all of us who are older - that learning still becomes us too.

I would love a world that thought we were at our shiny best when we were learning!

The rest of the quote too gives one of the best expressions of why I love books.  "...that the world was an infinite but knowable place".

So true - books give you this send of limitlessness; far away edges, and unknown places.  Yet they also give you a path and a way to make sense of it; to contain it bit by bit as you grow to understand it.  Oh yes.

And to have a sense of security that as another question was opened, there was hope of an answer to be found in another book.

Somehow this quote captures the wondrous explorative nature of books; and the making sense of the knowledge thing they do as well. Sigh.

As we prepare for our weekend boutique festival Celebration of Books Maleny - this seemed the perfect quote to ponder!


  1. love these thoughts, have a fabulous celebration of books this weekend!

    1. Thank so much Mo - isn't it a shiny little gem of a quote? Go well.


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