from a "click and hope" photographer

06/08/07

A book may be compared to your neighbour:

if it be good, it cannot last too long;

if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early.

~Rupert Brooke~

8 comments:

Annie said...

I DO think of so many of my books as good friends.

You asked if I'd watched the You Tube video of Lenny Cohen and Flowers - I did try, more than once, but I kept getting a message that it was no longer available.

RUTH said...

Oh I hadn't realised that Annie; what a shame :o(

dot said...

LOve that quote. So very true!

annulla said...

You do find the most wonderful quotations; as a book-lover, I completely agree with Rupert Brooke. I hate to see a great book come to an end.

Moi said...

haha...i dont know my neighbors at all!!!

mrsnesbitt said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

I once heard a quote..
"Good fences make good neighbours! LOL!

lilymarlene said...

And really good books are like really good neighbours.....even when you move away you still go back and visit them!!! In my case about every six weeks for the neighbours, and every year for my favourite book....Lark Rise to Candleford.

Sheila said...

This is so true.
It took me ages to realise that if a book wasn't good I didn't have to finish it. I've struggled through some stinkers...!

Tenderness contains an element of sadness. It is not the sadness of feeling sorry for yourself or feeling deprived, but it is a natural situation of fullness. You feel so full and rich, as if you were about to shed tears. Your eyes are full of tears, and the moment you blink, the tears will spill out of your eyes and roll down your cheeks. In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche