Thursday, June 19, 2014

Words of Wisdom from Norton Juster

I reread The Phantom Tollbooth earlier this month, and if you know anything about my reading habits, you may know I don't reread books often. This was one novel that had been on my mind for a while—actually, I even mentioned wanting to reread it someday in the post I just linked to—and it just so happened that reading a children's book was one of the categories in this summer's book challenge! (Okay, so that category might have been totally planned to encourage me to reread The Phantom Tollbooth. I guess that's one of the perks of being the challenge host!)


Anyway, the point of all this rambling is that this book is absolutely fantabulous. I couldn't stop telling people about how great it was when I was reading it. If you haven't read this book in the past five years, read it again. It's a quick read and definitely worth your time to remind yourself of some very important life lessons! Including ...

People use as many words as they can and think themselves very wise for doing so. For always remember that while it is wrong to use too few, it is far worse to use too many.

Just because you have a choice, it doesn't mean that any of them has to be right.

You often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.

Everybody is so terribly sensitive about the things they know best.

The only thing you can do easily is be wrong, and that's hardly worth the effort.

When was the last time you read The Phantom Tollbooth? What are your favorite quotes?

Linking up with Nicole for Treat Yo Self Thursday! 
 

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