Words of Truth

When you’re looking for some quick words of inspiration, who is you’re go to supplier? The great poets, philosophers, or politicians? The list of wise people could span to eternity. Yet, among these great thinkers, Agatha Christie doesn’t often appear at the top. Oh, of course she wrote brilliant novels and constantly boggled our minds, but as far as wisdom goes, she didn’t excel at it like others in her profession. Or did she? She may not be any Socrates, but have we completely underestimated her?

To be honest, she’s never been high on my list either. (Now ask me about G. K. Chesterton. That’s a completely different story.) But sometimes I am astonished by the gems implemented throughout her writings.

This is one example:

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Isn’t this a beautiful quote?

Even though hideous when faced pointblank, isn’t truth a relief when ultimately found?

For instance:

Truth may come in the form of a medical diagnosis. You found out that something is indeed wrong with you. (and that can get pretty ugly) But isn’t it a relief to know what it is instead of living in the dark? Now you can work on a cure!

Truth may come in a spiritual form. You realize that you’re not as perfect as you thought, (speaking of ugly!!!) but isn’t it a relief to know there’s One to save?

 

What is your opinion on Agatha Christie? Do you consider her a hidden Confucius or one who had the talent to surprise us in more ways than one?

Bookish Tip

Always walk into a book expecting to come out different. When deliberately searching for a lesson, you will find it. Not only will your reading experience be enhanced but your personal growth will abound when applying them.

Just Because

I look back at doing the Three Day Quote Challenge as others would look back on their weekend vacation. “How can it be done already!?” I groan to myself. “I was having so much fun!” Yet, who said I had to stop? (I mean, seriously now?) So, for no reason other than just because, here is a bonus quote.  Read more

Quote Challenge: Day One

I owe my new blogging buddy, Writing Like Crazy a huge thank you for choosing me to do this challenge.How fun!!! 😀

I know I’m really supposed to find one quote per day….but I found two instead. O:)

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Have we not seen this with both the Nazis and within terrorism? Interestingly enough, Heine’s books were burned during the Nazi’s campaign to erase un-german philosophy.

 

On a related note….

 

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What is a dictatorial government’s first line of defense? A lot of the times, it’s ignorance. The public must not be able to think for themselves but instead be told what to think. Why do you think North Korea has banned the classics and other books from the West? What would have happened if Heine’s quote would have been found in Nazi Germany? Horror upon horrors: would it have been taken seriously? Would someone have actually started thinking? OOOOH, scary!!! It’s simple: read a book, stop a dictator. 😉

 

Now, the hardest decision of the day: who to tag?

A Glimpse of Starlight

Read Nothing Yet

The Clipped Butterfly