Books – books are large collections of words which come together to tell a story. One of my favorite parts of reading books is coming across specific combinations of words, coming across quotes which illicit a response – they either make you think or feel something, and that is beautiful. I want to take the opportunity to thank the ever wonderful Ashley @ What’s She Reading? for the nomination! If you aren’t already, check out her blog and give her a follow!
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
- Nominate 3 new bloggers each day.
The first quote I am going to share is from one of the books I am currently reading:
The Gathering Storm, book 12 in The Wheel of Time Series by Brandon Sanderson and Robert Jordan
Battle was always a mess. The only neat battles were the ones in stories or history books. Those had been cleansed and scoured by the abrasive hands of scholars looking for conciseness.~Rodel Ituralde
This quote is incredibly powerful because it references a very important fact of modern history, when we study battles of the past we really are given a sterilized account of what actually happened. Instead of being given details, names, or faces – we are given nothing more than numbers, nice clean numbers that can express the severity of a battle without the messy details by giving us death tolls and statistics. Battles are messy, lives are lost, heroes are born and killed – battles leave scars, scars that deeply line the being of those who were there more than just physically. Every life lost, every individual touched by battle deserves to be remembered for their efforts – they deserve to be more than just a number on a page.
No pressure though! If this isn’t your type of tag, then don’t feel like you have to participate! But if you choose to do so, I will be looking forward to reading your quotes!