I've moved! This page should automatically redirect in 5 seconds, but if it doesn't, then click here.

10.07.2010

for today, a thought.



"Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them - if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry."

Catcher in the Rye




it isn't education. it's history. of course. we learn from our own. we learn from others. and we continue on.


(sent my way via the amazing Red Boots; thank you, thank your for this reminder!)


16 comments:

AbbieBabble said...

So perfect. I love this quote.

Cas said...

Meg, I know you love Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.
There's another book, The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak.
An young adult novel.
But, oh my, does he have a way with words, too.

http://wellhellotherelover.blogspot.com

bsmithhill said...

Amazing thought for the day--it's all about perspective, no?
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I have been looking in for about a month now. I really enjoy your posts and the general layout of your blog.

Red Boots said...

My pleasure meg, my absolute pleasure. When I read it, I took such comfort from it and thought you might too. It's such a good way of looking at life and dealing with what comes your way.

It's funny how this old blogging malarky works - sometimes you read/see something and immediately think 'such and such' would like that, even though you've never met.

Katie said...

oh my gosh this is so helpful. My boyfriend of 2 years and 7 months broke up with me yesterday out of the blue and I'm so broken. This really did help. It was like a little beacon of hope.

Erin said...

I love it. What a wonderful quote!

jackiek said...

i love catcher in the rye :)

communikate. said...

that is perfect!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

That is an amazing quote. I am quite desperate to read this book now!

Shannon said...

Desperatly in love with Catcher. All my favorite quotes are underlined in my copy

Anna said...

I LOVE that quote. Maybe it will spark me to start writing down my stuff again :)

kara lynn said...

such a wonderful reminder. it's most definitely history.

Chelsea said...

this is good.

Chelsea said...

the catcher in the rye reminds me of high school. so good.

mina said...

I read this book such a long time ago. I should pick it up again. Thanks for the reminder.