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Words I Wish I Wrote: A Collection of Writing That Inspired My Ideas Paperback – April 7, 1999
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"The way a book is read -- which is to say, the qualities a reader brings to a book -- can have as much to do with its worth as anything the author puts into it." (Norman Cousins)
He ate and drank the precious words,
His spirit grew robust;
He knew no more that he was poor,
Nor that his frame was dust.
He danced along the dingy days,
And this bequest of wings
Was but a book. What liberty
A loosened spirit brings!
'Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in every book he finds passages which seem to be confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakably meant for his ear; the profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader; the profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until it is discovered by an equal mind and heart.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)
To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations--such is a pleasure beyond compare.Read more ›
Words I wish I wrote is one of those book you never finish. Is a companion book. A brik that's always there, waiting to be picked up in order to open it and read whatever you find, don't matter what.
Now well, the author collected these quotes through different ways. Taking them from a book, from a picture, from a conversation, many, many ways. So the selection has the fresh air of something that it came to be, something that wasn't intended.
Anyway, Fulghum explains, at the beginning of every chapter, why he choose those quotes and why they were important to him. And here is the magic, because what was important to him it seems to be important for us, the readers. There's a coincidence indeed, but a very happy one.
The chapters have titles like, well, Begin, Choose, Possible, Journey, and so on. They are thematic, so if you need it, you only have to look for knowing, beforehand, that you'll find exactly that: Begin, Choose, Possible, Journey...Read more ›
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This book is filled with the words of Robert Fulghum but also with the words of famous writers. It makes it a wonderful book to have in your home when you have a few moments to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gail Smith
Love anything with Robert Fulghum. He is my new favorite author.Published 22 months ago by Juan Joseph Hernaez
This is one of my favorite books of all time. I don't make that statement lightly. I have read it and reread it ( many times). Read morePublished 23 months ago by Dr. Allison L. Hayes