It’s time for another edition of passages that I’ve highlighted in Kindle books.
Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
University people were always so proud of being readers instead of television watchers, but what was the difference, really? It was a one-way transmission. I read, but it made no difference to the writer. He never knew. And when I’m dead, what will it matter the books I read? My memory is where the book ends up, just like the TV show, and when I’m dead, that memory is gone from the world.
Lies Damned Lies, and Science: How to Sort through the Noise around Global Warming, the Latest Health Claims, and Other Scientific Controversies by Sherry Seethaler
Be very, very careful what you put into that head, because you will never, ever get it out. —Thomas Cardinal Wolsey (1471-1530)
The Case for Christmas: A Journalist Investigates the Identity of the Child in the Manger by Lee Strobel
They had peace despite poverty, while I had anxiety despite plenty; they knew the joy of generosity, while I only knew the loneliness of ambition; they looked heavenward for hope, while I only looked out for myself; they experienced the wonder of the spiritual while I was shackled to the shallowness of the material—and something made me long for what they had. Or, more accurately, for the One they knew.