National Book Lovers’ Day

I’m not sure which nation is celebrating National Book Lovers’ Day today, but being a book lover I decided to celebrate it regardless. Well, let’s be honest–I celebrate it almost every day anyways, if ‘celebrate’ implies that we should go read a book. I’m currently in the agonizing throes of dissertation/thesis revision (it’s due next Monday..YIKES. Not ready to be done with grad school either!), so rather than continue to write I’m going to share some of my favorite quotes from authors and about books. I’ve been reading a lot of Emerson and Coleridge for my thesis, and if you know me well you know I’m an Emerson enthusiast, so I’m starting with a few Emerson quotes:

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Then these are just basically more amazing quotes that I love. I love words. and books. ❤

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And for you movie buffs, this is from Dead Poets Society. Which is a great movie in general.


And some more, just because 🙂

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Back to dissertation/thesis now! Hope you get a chance to read a bit today. In between writing, I’m also reading New Grub Street by George Gissing. Interesting fictional account of the literary world in the late 19th century, if you’re interested 🙂