“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
-C. S. Lewis
“And don’t worry about the bits you can’t understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music.”
-Roald Dahl, Matilda
I grew up watching Matilda weaving magical mischief and changing her life. However, it wasn’t until recent years that I actually picked up the book to read. The movie and book, for me, are so dissimilar that I don’t even want to compare them. Both are better to be view as its own entity which is an opinion that shocks me. I usually can’t help myself when comparing a movie to a book. I guess seeing the movie so many times before reading the book helped me avoid that this time anyway. But I’m not here to spoil them for you if you haven’t watched or read them. (Though I would ask what rock you’re living under?)
I really love this quote. It reminds me of when I first started to read, I was never overly fussed if I didn’t know all the words. The story was the part I cared about, and you can usually use context clues to figure out what you don’t know. Though I do get a little fussy when I’m reading in german and don’t know a word. My reading is quite strong enough to get context clues yet. I’m getting there though, and my vocab is definitely improving since I investigate all the words I don’t recognize.
Sometimes the best books to read are the ones you don’t understand right away. Happy reading.
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
-Neil Gaimen, Coraline
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
-Marcus Tullius Cicero
“So many books, so little time.”
“The secret of living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.”
There is so much advice on better living but all of it always boils down the same- eat right, exercise, and positive emotions.
“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings”
I’m honestly a little shocked that it has taken me this long to quote him. I still consider him one of my favorite poets even though it’s been a long time since I’ve read his works. Now I want to reread them. I did post a few of his poems in my first year of blogging to celebrate his birthday.
“You can’t save time. You can only spend it, but you can spend it wisely or foolishly.”
-Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh
It’s been awhile since I’ve read this but the wisdom from it still strikes me sometimes. Great read if your interested in Taoism, it explains things in an understandable and relate able way. I also love winnie the pooh so that was a huge draw to it too.