Wednesday’s Wise Words

I was reminded of one of my favorite quotes from George MacDonald’s The Princess and the Goblin (1872) this week:

the boy should enclose and keep, as his life, the old child at the heart of him, and never let go. He must still, to be a right man, be his mother’s darling, and more his father’s pride, and more. The child is not meant to die, but to be forever fresh-born

To me, this means growing all the while keeping your childhood hopes, dreams, aspirations within your adult heart. It means to honor your child self, and to aspire to be someone your youngest self would be proud of. What does this beautiful quote from MacDonald mean to you?

Wednesday’s Wise Words

This week I’d like to share two quotes from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire that have always been inspiring to me, but especially this week as myself and 10,000 TAs and contract faculty from York University and the University of Toronto strike:

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided”

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals”

-J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Wednesday’s Wise Words

“All the books you’ve read have been read by other people. And all the songs you’ve loved have been heard by other people. And that girl that’s pretty to you is pretty to other people. And you know that if you looked at these facts when you’re happy, you would feel great because you’re describing unity.”

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Stephen Chbosky

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