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A part of all

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 shows a young woman walking through a magical-looking swirl of colors and shapes, with an open book in her hands. In the swirl above her head is the quote from Theodore Roosevelt: "I am a part of everything that I have read."

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).

Something magical

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.

The painting shows a young man holding onto a book and flying high into the air, above a fantasy castle. The quote that surrounds him is from J. K. Rowling: "I do believe that something magical can happen when you read a book."

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 J.K. Rowling (thanks also to Uppercase).

Never big enough

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 shows a woman curled up in an upholstered chair with a book and a steaming cup of tea. above her, in the steam from the cup, is the quote from C. S. Lewis, "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."

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 C. S. Lewis (thanks also to Uppercase).

A lovely place

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 image features a view from above, of a young woman on a sandy beach between flowers and palm trees, on her back, reading a book. The quote, from an anonymous author, reads "Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to be."

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 an anonymous author.

Power of words

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).

Books like air

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 image shows a young woman at the center of a swirl of books and warm orange tones, as well as a quote from Annie Dillard: She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.

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 Annie Dillard (thanks also to Uppercase).

The only thing you absolutely have to know

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 image is an illustration by Simini Blocker showing a large wall of bookshelves, with a young man carrying a big stack of books past it, and the quotation from Albert Einstein that says "The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library."

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 Albert Einstein (thanks also to Uppercase).

Revealed Truth

The Artdog Quote(s) of the Week

Since my zany schedule cheated us out of quotes earlier this month, here is a second pair of quotes to kind of “even things out.” Separate centuries, parallel thoughts by well-respected writers. I hope you enjoy them!

IMAGES: The Ralph Waldo Emerson quote is courtesy of Self Help Daily’s page of “Quotes about Books and Reading.” The Stephen King quote is from Quotefancy. Many thanks to both!

Variations on a theme

The Artdog Quote(s) of the Week 

Far as it can tell, Sam said it first, then Tom streamlined it a bit. Same basic thought, and an observation that takes on special resonance for me, in light of recent events.

IMAGES: Both of these illustrated quotes come from the same Brainy Quotes page about Fiction.

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