Friday, May 30, 2008

A quote worth repeating

I'm currently, as in right-now-it-is-in-front-of-me
-smelling-like-new-ink-and-I-am-halfway-through-it, reading The Sandman: The Kindly Ones by Neil Gaiman, and I know that the quote below, from Rose Walker's journal, is a famous one, and I've read it before on the Internet. But I like reading it, and it reminds me a bit of what Professor Kettering says in the Chronicles of Narnia.

I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school.
They don't teach you how to love somebody.
They don't teach you how to be famous.
They don't teach you how to be rich, or how to be poor.
They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer.
They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind.
They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying.
They don't teach you anything worth knowing.

2 comments:

Genevieve said...

good quote! totally true, too!

Juliness said...

I love this! I am copying it down so I can print it out and put it on my desk.

(Hopefully it will not 'shun' me.)