Sunday, October 7, 2018

Project October: Day Seven: Quotation Sunday + Recap

To take a break for Sundays during the month of October, I am going to post a funny, interesting, or inspiring quote from someone famous, my kids, or a book I'm reading. (ETC)

Here is the quote for today.

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All quotations from Wendell Berry's book What Are People For?

"In healing the scattered members come together."

"What a trial, in fact, that is for us, and how guilty it roves us: we think it ordinary to spend twelve or sixteen or twenty years of a person's life and many thousands of public dollars on 'education'- and not a dime or a thought on character."

Quoting Edward Abbey:
"'The essays in Down the River are meant to serve as antidotes to despair. Despair leads to boredom, electronic games, computer hacking, poetry and other bad habits.'"

“True solitude is found in the wild places, where one is without human obligation. One’s inner voices become audible… In consequence, one responds more clearly to other lives.” 

It goes without saying, and yet I cannot say it enough times: Wendell Berry is a fine wordsmith indeed.

See my other posts in this series. Here are the 6 posts that I wrote, from this past week:

Day 6: Church Scandal and Cultural Awareness
Day 5: Dark Themes in Contemporary Lit
Day 4: Book Review: A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Day 3: Funny and Thoughtful TV: The Good Place
Day 2: Finding Vulnerability in Podcast Form
Day 1: A Little Bit About Me

#write31days is a link-up hosted here

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