Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Quotable Wednesdays

I'm starting a new tradition on this blog of mine...I have been reading lots of books lately, even more than usual. And in my literary travels, I have stumbled across many, many fun bits of humor, brilliance, encouragement, and inspiration. Starting today, pop by here every Wednesday for Quotable Wednesdays, where I share some of these delightful musings. Today's comes from a book I simply can not say enough good things about. I hope you enjoy these bite-sized thoughts. Seems like just the thing for a Wednesday doesn't it?

"We know from myths and fairy tales that there are many different kinds of powers in this world. One child is given a light saber, another a wizard's education. The trick is not to amass all the different kinds of available power, but to use well the kind you've been granted. Introverts are offered keys to private gardens full of riches. To possess such a key is to tumble like Alice down her rabbit hole. She didn't choose to go to Wonderland - but she made of it an adventure that was fresh and fantastic and very much her own."
       - Susan Cain
         Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Also...Don't forget to leave a comment on yesterday's post and let us know what is on your summer reading list. Leave your comment by Friday at 10am for a chance to win a copy of Birthright, one of my favorite Nora mysteries.

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea! My first Wed. quote is not delightful, as per instructions, but it's real: "I don't know. Maybe we're all chaos theorists. Lovers of pattern and predictability, we're scared shitless of explosive change. But we're fascinated by it, too. Drawn to it. Travelers tap their brakes to ogle the mutilation and mangled metal on the side of the interstate, and the traffic backs up for miles. Hijacked planes crash into skyscrapers, breached levees drown a city, and CNN and the networks rush to the scene so that we can all sit in front of our TVs and feast on the footage. Stare, stunned, at the pandemonium--the devils let loose from their cages." -- Wally Lamb, The Hour I First Believed