Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesday Thingers

Today's Question: Have you ever added a quote to the quotation field in common knowledge? What's a quote you particularly like from a book, one that you know by heart?

My answer: No, I haven't added any quotes yet but I might try it with one or two favorites. One of my favorite quotes is from The Journals of John Cheever, which I read as a teenager and found very, very moving (the quote, as well as the book): "I am not better than the next man, but I am better than I was." It makes me think about how we're always trying to improve ourselves and make ourselves better somehow- through learning, or exercise, or through new skills, or whatever, but it's not a competitive impulse for me so much as an effort to be a good person. Except when I'm competing! Anyway a little introspection from me today. How about you?

21 comments:

Marcia said...

Great question! I can't wait to read the quotes we'll all come up with. Here's mine

jlshall said...

Amazing how many LT features I know nothing about! Here's my answer.

Lenore said...

Here's mine . Loved this question, and I hope to have time to visit a lot of blogs today!

And yes, there is another pic of my kitty - ha!

bermudaonion said...

Here's my answer.

Michele said...

My answer is here. Again, the clueless one. :-)

Lisa said...

I just came across the Quotations feature this week, so this is perfect timing! My answer is here.

Library Cat said...

Thanks for another great question. Here is my answer.
LibrarysCat

S. Krishna said...

Mine's up!

http://www.skrishnasbooks.com/2008/09/tuesday-thingers_16.html

S. Krishna said...

Hmmm...autolinks don't seem to be working on my previous post...here it is again!

J. Kaye Oldner said...

My Tuesday Thingers is here.

Icedream said...

I finally have my post up. It is here.

Alyce said...

Here's my post:

http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2008/09/tuesday-thingers_16.html

shootingstarr7 said...

My answer is here.

J.C. Montgomery said...

I wasn't aware of that feature until I read this post. Now I will have to go through some of my favorites to see what I have.

Thanks for the info!

Meghan said...

Here is my answer. I haven't really used common knowledge much, unfortunately!

Matt said...

It's amazing how I don't know many of these LibraryThing features! So my answer would be no. :)

Now I'll think of my favorite quote...

Alabama Book Worm said...

Here is my answer to this week's question. I am definitely not a quote person but I have enjoyed reading everyone else's answers.

Alea said...

My post is here!

Book Dads said...

My answer is here. This is my first time participating.

Prairie Progressive said...

Ooops, forgot to note that my answer is here.

Florinda said...

Tuesday Thingers on Friday.