Book Review: Pocket Positives for Inspiration


Imagine a Mount Olympus on which American screen actor John Wayne says: "Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes to us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learnt something from yesterday."

American writer Willa Cather responds: "Miracles seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is about us always."

And American comedienne and actress Whoopi Goldberg says: "I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities."

Imagine that and you will have a glimpse of Pocket Positives for Inspiration, an Anthology of Quotations compiled by Maggie Pinkney and published by Summit Press. This little book is a keeper. Not only do the citations offer thought but so do the juxtapositions. Keep this book on your desk and wonder if John Wayne is in good company with Sophocles.

Or maybe just plain "yes" because there's something in each of us to affirm the value for all of us of throwing back the covers and getting up in the morning.

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