The Artdog Week of Book Quotes´╗┐

This is National Library Week. Instead of a Quote of the Week, I decided to dedicate this as the Week of Book Quotes, with help from the marvelous New York illustrator, Simini Blocker.

This painting is full of purples and violets, setting off an image of a young person holding an open book with magical flames rising up from its pages. Above the person's head are the words "One must always be careful of books and what's inside them, for words have power to change us." It's a quote from author Cassandra Clare.

Even if you’ve seen Simini’s wonderful illustrated quotes before, I hope you’ll enjoy them again. And if you’re not yet familiar with her work, I offer you the joy of discovery.

IMAGE: Many, many thanks to Simini Blocker’s Tumblr for today’s marvelous Quote-Image, featuring the words of  (thanks also to Uppercase).