Any reflection about poetry should begin, or end, with this question: who and how many read poetry books?
All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books.
So we want an Islamic state where Islamic law is not just in the books but enforced, and enforced with determination. There is no space and no room for democratic consultation. The Shariah is set and fixed, so why do we need to discuss it anymore? Just implement it!
There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.
There are writers in Germany who drink the Absolute like water; and there are books in which even the dogs make references to the Infinite.
Four of my children are daughters, and I’ve watched them devote themselves to reading books about how little girls learn to become women – how they learn to deal with boys and men, and the different hurdles females have to go over.
A lot of people in government don’t really read books at all.
The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
I discovered Deborah Ellis’s books in the school library after my head teacher encouraged me to go beyond the school curriculum and look for books I might enjoy.