Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Girl Who Reads


"If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at two a.m. clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.



 You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet.You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

 If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads." XO

-By Rosemarie Urquico

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12 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love this quote. I'm not sure how my husband would react if I started recited Keats. He would get more excited if I quoted Warren Buffett. lol

Laura Pauling said...

This...except my daughter would add in about the girl watching Dr. Who. She has laughed, squealed and cried while watching this show.

Siobhán said...

Cool!

Kim Van Sickler said...

LOL, Stina. My husband would like it if I quoted Jack Reacher. Last night I told him that I revised the opening of my WIP to feature a canal joust. He made a face because he knows this book takes place on the Ohio-Erie Canal and features a 12-year-old protagonist. "Does anyone get killed?" he asked skeptically. "No, but the kid gets tossed into the icy canal and then his mean boss punches him in the face b/c he lost." Hubby shrugged. "Well, at least that's something." If someone isn't dead by page two, hubby's bored.

Anita said...

This is absolutely lovely! I think I'll share it with my 7-yr-old son. :) Thanks!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Love!

SA Larsenッ said...

I totally just teared up!

Christina Lee said...

Stina and Kim--LOL!!!!

Hope Clark said...

This is so lovely! I scan hundreds of blogs per day, and you grabbed me with this one.

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Kelly Polark said...

LOVE this.

Pamela Gold said...

I will never tire from reading this. Ever.

Matthew MacNish said...

Wow. So lovely.

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