Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Favorite Quote

So the other day I was browsing at one of my favorite used bookstores and I came across a booklet called San Francisco Poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the famous Beat poet and owner of City Lights Books in that city.

I haven't finished reading yet but as I was leafing through it last night I came across this line:

Don't be so open-minded that your brains fall out.

It comes from a poem called "Challenges to Young Poets" and it's great advice for all of us, to be open to new ideas but not at the expense of critical thinking and sound judgement. I think I may have to embroider it on a sampler!

5 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

HAHA! That is hilarious!

Kathleen said...

Great quote!

Jenners said...

I'm a big Ferlinghetti fan and this quote is marvelous!

Zibilee said...

No, that just wouldn't do, would it? :)

bookconscious said...

What an interesting quote. And I hope you'll upload a photo when you embroider it! That's a very cool book cover, too. I've added San Francisco Poems to my library list.