What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean, they show us how to live and die.
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. Books taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.
A book can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.
Be awesome! Be a book nut!
Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen, the more select, the more enjoyable.
Louisa May Alcott
My Alma Mater was books, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
I can’t live without books.
Reading is everything. It makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading is escape and the opposite of escape. It’s a way to make contact with reality and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination. Reading is bliss.
A good book is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of humor, possibility, human nature and what happens in the world.
To learn to read is to light a fire, every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
The chalice lighting words are set up in styles that are most suitable to certain types of committees, but any of them may be used by anyone. These are presented to you courtesy of your Spirituality Task Force.
There is a three-ring Binder in the UU library that contains these readings.
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