Libraries

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E.B. White in Maine with his dog, Minnie

 

I’m featuring E.B. White again this week. Known to 20th century readers of the New Yorker magazine, he is best known for his three beloved, classic children’s books: Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web, and The Trumpet of the Swan. He also co-authored  a classic book for writers, The Elements of Style, by Strunk and White.

In case you need some peace and quiet in the midst of your summer, here is another of White’s quotes:

“A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. Books are good company in sad times and happy times, for books are people —people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.”

6 responses

    • Me too! But the trouble with writing a book is that for a while you have no time to read books. I just enjoyed your blog on Florence. Thanks for the tour and also the views of Michelangelo’s work. Also your t-shirt blog, From the title I thought it might be in English, but at the bottom I saw the translate button, and so was finally able to translate your blogsQ

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