Lynne Sharon Schwartz Quotes

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Lynne Sharon Schwartz Quotes

Nor can I throw a book away. I have given many away and ripped a few in half, but as with warring nations, destruction shows regard: the enemy is a power to reckon with. Throwing a book out shows contempt for an effort of the spirit. Not that I havent tried.
— Lynne Sharon Schwartz —

Like the bodies of dancers or athletes, the minds of readers are genuinely happy and self-possessed only when cavorting around, doing their stretches and leaps and jumps to the tune of words.

— Lynne Sharon Schwartz

I have done what people do, my life makes a reasonable showing. Can I go back to my books now?

— Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Parables, yes. We here are to lead life with woe. Tasting bitter.
the Tai Chi instructor

— Lynne Sharon Schwartz

How are we to spend our lives, anyway? That is the real question. We read to seek the answer, and the search itself
the task of a lifetime
becomes the answer.

— Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Real, she imagined later on, was something else; it had nothing to do with things you could touch. Real was being seen, noticed, acknowledged, and later remembered. Real was people thinking about you when you weren't in the room. If others thought about you, then you must be more than a made-up dream. You need other people to be real, she decided. Otherwise you might just be a speck, an atom, inventing an elaborate story. It seemed like a paradox, but it must be so. She knew other people were real by thinking about them. Her thinking of her parents and her brothers, her school friends, were proof that they were real. They were both outside and in her head. But how could she be sure she was in anyone's head?

— Lynne Sharon Schwartz

In books I found explicitly, flamboyantly, everything censored in life.

— Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Nor can I throw a book away. I have given many away and ripped a few in half, but as with warring nations, destruction shows regard: the enemy is a power to reckon with. Throwing a book out shows contempt for an effort of the spirit. Not that I haven't tried.

— Lynne Sharon Schwartz

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