Guiding Light: Slice of Life 3/7

“When readers are lost in a book, they stand a good chance of finding themselves.”

                                                                   ~Kylene Beers

I have to believe I am not the only person in the world who loves, simply loves, beautiful quotes. I collect and hoard them, as if they might somehow find a way to escape my clutches. Tonight, wrap yourself in these beautiful words and let them be a guiding light for seeing learning with brand new eyes.

“We have to bathe kids in beautiful books every day. No excuses about or whining about mandates. We make room for what we value and if we don’t value books and time to read them, then we have a problem!”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ~Dr. Mary Howard

“The object we call a book is not the real book, but its potential, like a musical score or seed. It exists fully only in the act of being read; and its real home is inside the head of the reader, where the symphony resounds, the seed germinates. A book is a heart that only beats in the chest of another                                                                                                                                                                                    ~Rebecca Solnik

“There is no one system that fits all and if a system we have in place is even killing the love of reading for one child, then we need to rethink it.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ~Pernille Ripp

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ~Anna Quindlen


6 Replies to “Guiding Light: Slice of Life 3/7”

  1. I have a passion for quotes as well. Love the ones you shared today- going to find Pernille’s and post that all over my room!

  2. You combined two of my most favorite things – books and quotes! Thanks for the little reminder about the important role books play in our lives!

  3. I’m a quote collector, too! Thank you for these great words. My favorite is Rebecca Solnik’s. The image of a book being a heart that beats in the chest of another is stunningly beautiful.

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