Sunday, September 14, 2008

Quote the First

Dewey's Weekly Geeks projects just keep getting more creative and entertaining! Here's this week's assignment.

This week’s activity is: 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!

The only rule is this: thou shalt not steal! If you see a quote you like on someone else’s blog, you can post it in addition to your quote for the day, even with your quote for the day, but please link to where you originally saw it. Of course, it’s possible that more well-known quotes may appear on more than one blog just by chance, but these things happen among honorable people such as ourselves.

I'm just going to choose readerish quotes which I have copied down in the past; either they will deal with books and reading in general, or with the subject of a book I am reviewing. Here is the first one.

Somehow, the books that prove most agreeable, grateful, and companionable, are those we pick up by chance here and there; those which seem put into our hands by providence; those which pretend to little, but abound in much.

Herman Melville (from White Jacket)

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