Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Short & sweet (& also, profound)

Here's one of the best quotes I've found in quite awhile about books & bookmaking. To me, this quote rings so true--and it sums up a great part of what I hope for in each book that I'm a part of bringing to life.

"The best service a book can render you is not to impart truth, but to make you think it out for yourself."--Elbert Hubbard


  1. Yes, Molly. So wise. My kids' high school subscribes to the same belief and I love it. More thinking and less regurgitating equals growth at any age.

  2. I want to get a pile of banned books and hang that above them. And YA does this so well.

  3. OMG, that is such a great quote. I have a YA book idea that's been playing around in my head for awhile, and I would definitely need to keep this quote in mind if I go for it.

    Something for us to keep in mind as writers. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Jean, that's great. Where do your kids go to school? Is it a public school, or one with a particular educational philosophy?

    Glad other people like this quote, too. I think I may need to frame it & hang it up at work.

  5. Wow! That is a really great quote. Thanks for sharin'!