Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise.      Maya Angelou


“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.”   Mason Cooley, aphorist (1927- __ )

“Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else’s head.”  Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

8.28.97  Cats look down on you, dogs look up at you, but PIGS look you straight in the eye!

Peter Mayle, Chasing Cezanne



“A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.”  Franz Kafka

“Book love . . . . It will make your hours pleasant to you as long as you live.”  Anthony Trollope

“A house without books is like a room without window.”  Heinrich Mann, novelist  (1871-1950)

“It lights the candle in the hurricane lamp of self; that’s why it survives.” Anna Quindlen. “Turning the Page.” Newsweek: April 5, 2010, (53).

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8.28.97 Sometimes life is a bowl of harries!   “plain and fancy girl”


10.16.98 When you love someone you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is an impossibility. It is even a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand.”  Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea

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