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BTT: Free Will, eh?

June 21, 2012

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Valentina asks:

Do you have a favorite quote from a book?

Oh, I sure as sugar do, y’all! On the outside of my left ankle, I have the hebrew word “Timshel” in dark lettering. It’s a tribute to John Steinbeck’s East of Eden and its existentialist emphasis on the ability to choose good or bad. There’s a website with a passage that sort of explains it, though, to get the entire concept, I suggest you read the whole amazing book.

My other favorite quote is the headline quote for my blog and it’s from A Room of One’s Own. You know, the fabulous one that goes, “Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind”. Oh, that brilliant Virginia Woolf!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 21, 2012 8:24 am

    Both are great quotes!

  2. June 21, 2012 12:20 pm

    Enjoyed reading your quotes, stop and see mine.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/06/booking-through-thursday_21.html

  3. June 21, 2012 12:54 pm

    Really interesting and great quotes. Here’s my BTT

  4. June 21, 2012 3:05 pm

    So true!

    Here is my BTT post!

  5. June 21, 2012 7:57 pm

    I love that Virginia Woolf quote. It’s just so passionate and such a strong statement.
    Here’s my BTT:
    http://lostinthought-becca.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/booking-through-thursday-3.html

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