Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Meandering in the stacks . . .

Today is the birthday of James Brian Jacques (born 15 June 1939), author. He is best known for his Redwall series of novels.

"Even the strongest and bravest must sometimes weep. It shows they have a great heart, one that can feel compassion for others." - Brian Jacques

"Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us." - Brian Jacques

"You will find joy, frustration and sorrow in your quest. Never forget that friendship and loyalty are more precious than riches...Happiness can be brief, but it knows no time in the land of dreams." - Brian Jacques

"A little (one) can sometimes see things in others that us older ones cannot because our judgement gets clouded." - Brian Jacques

"Sometimes the gift of an inquisitive nature to the young can be greater than that of the wisdom which comes of age." - Brian Jacques

"All little creatures are beautiful...every living thing when it first sees life is born in beauty. What they grow to be is a different matter." - Brian Jacques

"Death comes to us all sooner or later. We cannot escape it." - Brian Jacques

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