Literary inspiration

“We wish to inculcate in our students the habit of reading”

I thought that any educator who used the world inculcate in a sentence deserved to have better teaching materials.

– Headmaster of a Nepalese school cited in Wood (2006)


Our bodies are only tents that house our spirits; colour merely a pigment of our imagination

– Spirit of a Nation: Panographs by Ken Duncan


The dictum, ‘Knowledge is power’ is only true if that knowledge is shared and put to use, knowledge that is hoarded is useless

– B.J. Perry, 1999


A Librarian is the student’s equivalent of a Sherpa – an invaluable guide

– Emerson, 2007


Problems do not go away.  They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit

– M. Scott Peck “The Road Less Travelled”


It has never been my object to record my dreams, just realize them.

– Man Ray, O Magazine, September 2002


If you’re not regularly pushing your limits to failure, then how can you ever know how far you might go?

– Ann Snoeyenbos, in Balance in “The Librarians career guidebook” (2004, ed Shontz, P).


Hope, she discovered, could find sustenance from many different sources

– “The Spooks Stories: witches” by Joseph Delaney