Happy Monday, readers! Today I’m breaking format a bit and featuring some of my favorite quotes from All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. There were so many beautiful phrases that I found inspiring and hopefully you will too!
[If you haven’t read All The Light We Cannot See, these may be small spoilers so proceed with caution if you plan to read it.]
“‘Open your eyes,’ concludes the man, ‘and see what you can with them before they close forever’…” (p. 48)
“Time is a slippery thing: lose hold of it once, and its strong might sail out of your hands forever.” (p. 364)
“She says, ‘When I lost my sight, Werner, people said I was brave. When my father left, people said I was brave. But it is not bravery; I have no choice. I wake up and live my life. Don’t you do the same?'” (p. 469)
“To men like that, time was a surfeit, a barrel they watched slowly drain. When really, he thinks, it’s a glowing puddle you carry in your hands; you should spend all your energy protecting it. Fighting for it. Working so hard not to spill one single drop.” (p. 476)
Don’t let time slip away from you – take advantage of all the opportunities you have in life. Even if you don’t feel like you have many advantages, take another look – you are probably overlooking some. Open your eyes to all the possibilities around you and take chances!