(Notable Quotables is a meme originally brought to you by the Bewitched Bookworms. Every Monday you’re invited to share a favorite quote or two from the books you’ve been reading.)
I’ve always loved learning. Education is fundamental to who we are, and important to never stop exploring. Neil Postman and Charles Weingartner have a quote that has always stuck with me, and shows not only the importance of learning, but of how to learn:
“Once you have learned how to ask questions — relevant and appropriate and substantial questions — you have learned how to learn and no one can keep you from learning whatever you want or need to know.”
But of course life itself is the greatest teacher. A few months ago I read Judy Blume’s Forever…, a book about first love and first loss. The whole book is fantastic, and I can’t recommend it enough, but there’s one particular quote that has always stuck with me:
“I wanted to tell him that I will never be sorry for loving him. That in a way I still do — that maybe I always will. I’ll never regret one single thing we did together because what we had was very special. Maybe if we were ten years older it would have worked out differently. Maybe. I think it’s just that I’m not ready for forever.”
What are you reading this week?