Colleen sponsors Writer’s Weekly Quote. If you don’t participate, you certainly won’t want to miss reading all the great quotes.
I’m a fan of Dean Koontz. When I lived in Huntington Beach, CA I read all the public libraries collection of his books, as well as some I bought for my Kindle app. One of his quotes gives me a clue of his beginnings, and why he came to be an author of suspense thrillers. His proclivity to incorporate of horror, fantasy, science fiction and mystery kept me reading his works.
His quote was true of me and a slew of other children who found escape and travel between the pages of a book.
“Books were this wonderful escape for me because I could open a book and
Colleen hosts a wonderful challenge each week called Writer’s Quote Wednesday. It is an opportunity to present a quote that made an impact on me.
I chose a quote that expands on an ancient quote, “Whom the gods love dies,” found in the writing of the Greek historian Herodotus in History c. 445 B.C. The most recent version is credited to William Wordsworth in The Excursion, “The good die first, And they whose hearts are dry as summer dust burn, Burn to the socket.
I went on this search because I was thinking about a Simon and Garfunkel song:
It is so sad to lose someone young. Those of us who have someone we love deeply to pass know that pain and sorrow. My mother, Gladys, was 61, was much to young; so was my son, David, who was 38.