Posts Tagged ‘Quotes from Richard Paul Evans’
This made me smile. So true!
Posted in books, guilty pleasures, reading, tagged books, guilty pleasures, Quotes from Richard Paul Evans, Richard Paul Evan's books, Richard Paul Evans, silence speaks on December 13, 2014 | 8 Comments »
It should not surprise us that, at the end of a journey, our destination looks different than we imagined at the beginning. It looks different up close.
I’ve missed you guys. It’s been a while. I got so engrossed reading that I was not so inclined to blog. Christmas stories, fiction or not are always the best reads during the Season. They give you that lift, something that inspire and teach the heart to appreciate simple things in life and enjoy those moments that are sometimes overlooked in this busy cosmos that we live in.
There is one author that I’ve blogged about more than I can count. He is an online friend at Facebook. Several years ago, I came across one of his books at National Bookstore but a P600 plus price tag back then was so expensive for me. I bought it just the same. The first paragraph got me hooked, it was a love affair with Richard Paul Evan’s books since then. His books are not normally carried here so most of the copies that I have are gifts from friends who know my penchant for collecting his works. Too bad, I lost some of them five years ago when we were hit by the disastrous typhoon Ondoy. A week ago, I was talking to a friend thru Viber when she said that she bought two copies of The Mistletoe Promise, the latest book of Richard Paul Evans. It’s one more lovely gift to add to my collection. A bookworm that I am, I searched the net if I could download an e-book copy. I finished it all in one day and he had me crying not because it was a sad story but it was so beautiful, uplifting and warmed my heart more than I care to admit. Richard’s books often make me cry. A story of redemption, forgiveness and love – subjects that I could wholeheartedly relate to. By the way, The Mistletoe Promise is a Christmas love story. I won’t attempt to make a review here, it’s for you to discover. Richard has just started a blog and he is asking his readers how often we want him to update it. I said I won’t mind reading a weekly post from him.
Do you keep a journal? I know some of you do. I just added a few wonderful quotes from Richard’s book. He said and I quote, “Anyone can open a book, not everyone can appreciate the beauty of the writing.” What I remember most though are these lines, “Everyone needs an emotional foxhole. A place to hide when life’s storms hit”. Even in the darkness of days, there are oases of joy.
It’s been too long since I shared a quote from one of my favorite authors, Richard Paul Evans. He is always generous enough to share some lovely lines from his books. He is an online friend and has been on my mailing list for more than ten years. I always dream of owning all his published books (but of course), sadly though, I lost most of them a few years ago. I wonder why it is so hard to find copies of his books here, sometimes it always takes some of my generous friends to buy copies for me. Anyway, I am sharing one more quote from him. I also believe that joy is the result of blessings we receive from above. May you always find joy and happiness in your life.
Just sharing a quote from one of my favorite authors, Richard Paul Evans. I still collect all those quotes from his several books and he always says, “you are free to share”.
Good morning Saturday :)
Posted in books, guilty pleasures, life, literature and Fiction, Richard Paul Evans, tagged books, Faith, life, literature and Fiction, quotes, Quotes from Richard Paul Evans, reading, reflections, Richard Paul Evans, The Looking Glass on February 14, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Short of saying I haven’t read in quite a while, I am happy that since the start of January, I was able to catch up on my reading. It’s now a feat for me to read five books in a span of almost two months because for a while there, reading has taken a backseat although I have accumulated and bought more books that would last me the whole year, I think.
I am a fan of Richard Paul Evans. Since I found him more than a decade ago, I enjoyed sourcing bookstores to look for more of his books. Luckily though, even some of my friends joined in the search and sent me hardbound copies of his books from abroad. And as if that is not enough, Richard is an online friend at FB so I am always updated on what is new and what I’ve missed. Last night, I finished reading one of his earlier published books, The Looking Glass. It’s a re-read actually but like the first time that I encountered it, it never fails to give me that smile. One becomes reflective when you read about life and all its angst. One becomes a mirror that reflects how life is, at the moment, in a heartbeat, for a lifetime. No, this is not a book summary, I’ll just want to recall all the beautiful quotes I marked with pencil while reading it. You might have noticed that I regularly post quotes here from his timeline (with his permission, of course). And I love those diary entries every start of each chapter of all his books.
-The dreams still haunt me, leaving me in the dawn wet with tears. It is true, there are moments in one’s life more memorable than entire years. But these moments are those usually wished forgotten.
-I do not wonder at the cruelty of this world, as it seems the nature of it. I find myself more perplexed as why there is good at all.
-I have learned a great truth of life. We do not succeed in spite of our challenges and difficulties, but rather, precisely because of them.
-Oftentimes it takes the darkness of another grief to shed light on our own.
-The truth of ourselves is too often blurred by the capricious image of our self-perception. I believe it is among greatest quests of life, not just to see life as it really is, but to see his part in it.
-Until you see yourself worthy of love, you will forever be chained.
-Not all pain was equal. That there could in fact, be delicious sorrow.
-The greatest shackles we bear in this life are those forged by our own fears.
-The measure of a person’s heart, the barometer of good or evil, was nothing more than the extent to choose life over death. That the path of God was simply the path of life, abundant and eternal.
-Though one does not forget the wounds of the past, scars can bring gratitude if we will consider the healer.
-Nowhere does man err more greatly than when he looks to see the reality of what he is.
I have just started on another Anita Shreve book, A Change of Altitude. I hope it will be just as good as her other books.