Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tuesday Teaser

"I'd had the idea once, that if I could get the chance before I died I would read all the good books there were. Now I began to see that I wasn't apt to make it. This disappointed me, for I really wanted to read them all. But it consoled me in a way too, I could see that if I got them all read and had no more surprises in that line I would have been sorry."

(Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry, Chapter 6, page 47)


Noël De Vries said...

Too true.

I read about a prof once who was saving Hamlet for his old age. Odd to think of someone like that not having read Hamlet, but lovely, too, to think of him savouring the anticipation.

Heather VanTimmeren said...

What a beautiful quote! I really must read some more Wendell Berry. It's soothing to the soul.

ImageNations said...

so much books so little time

Sarah M. said...

Noel, odd, but yes lovely to think of him savouring the anticipation... I just hope he lived to fulfill that. :)

Will be posting my review of Jayber Crow in the coming days. Mixed thoughts about the book. But I loved this quote.