You become a reader because you saw and heard someone you admired enjoying the experience, someone led you to the world of books even before you could read, let you taste the magic of stories, took you to the library, and allowed you to stay up later at night to read in bed.
~ Jim Trelease (20th century). The New Read-Aloud Handbook, Ch. 1 (1985).
On Being a Reader -- Jim Trelease
Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it. ∼ J. K.…
When you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail.
Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid. ∼ Homer