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Homer: How can you write such horrible things about me?
Marge: You told me you liked it! You didn’t read it at all! You lied to me!
Homer: I didn’t lie. I was writing fiction with my mouth.

 

– The Simpsons: “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife” Quotes – via https://simpsonswiki.com/wiki/Diatribe_of_a_Mad_Housewife/Quotes

Day 17: “Favourite quote from your favourite book”

“He stood staring into the wood for a minute, then said: “What is it about the English countryside — why is the beauty so much more than visual? Why does it touch one so?”

He sounded faintly sad. Perhaps he finds beauty saddening — I do myself sometimes. Once when I was quite little I asked father why this was and he explained that it was due to our knowledge of beauty’s evanescence, which reminds us that we ourselves shall die. Then he said I was probably too young to understand him; but I understood perfectly.”
― Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

I love this quote because it is just so true!

About the Challenge:

30 Day Challenge – Books (via mylittlebookblog – click photo to visit blog)

Random quote – source unknown

I found this quote posted on Facebook, and I think it is very true.

How dare we say “I’m bored”?!

We’re all guilty of saying it at some point. But we have to remember these wise words.

How can we prevent boredom?

  • There is a whole world outside the front door – go outside. Walk around.
  • There are many whole worlds inside a book – just pick one up and read.
  • Flick through a dictionary, pick a random word and Google it to see what you can find.
  • Visit a new place.
  • Visit a familiar place and go down a different street.
  • Hop on a train/bus and get off at a different stop.
  • Go for a drive and get lost.
  • Visit someone you know.
  • Go to a museum or art gallery.
  • Sit in a café and people-watch.
  • Start a new hobby: learn a language, learn to knit/sew/cook etc.
  • Read blogs.
  • Watch random videos on Youtube.
  • Go for a run.

The list goes on!

I have had days where I’ve uttered the words “I’m bored” but I intend to make those days few and far between now: life is too short and too precious to sit around doing nothing!