Three Quotations in Three Days: Day 3


“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.”

― Joyce Carol Oates


This is the final day of this challenge, and I wanted to speak to the power of reading. Ms. Oates’ quotation illustrates the effect of reading of creating empathy in readers. Reading pulls us into the lives and minds of the characters in the books we read. We feel their emotions and experience their lives, and by doing so, we are enriched as people.

Reading is not only one of the great pleasures but also is one of the essential experiences of a full life. From the time we are children through the range of our lives, reading gives us the opportunity to experience, consider, and attempt to understand the lives of other peoples, often in very distant places and times.

My nominees for today because I interpret the rules as meaning nominate 3 new bloggers each day of the challenge:


Stephanae V. McCoy

Eddie Two Hawks

The Rules:

1.) Once a day for the next three days, choose a quotation, and write a little about it.

2.) Thank the person who nominated you, and link back to their site.

3.) Nominate 3 other bloggers for the challenge, and let them know about it.

And thank you to Zanthee , who nominated me and who writes an excellent blog.  Please take the time to check out her blog, and thank you so much for the nomination, Zanthee!


26 thoughts on “Three Quotations in Three Days: Day 3

  1. Enjoyed the quote and it has been duly entered onto the eternal list. In return I will share one of my favourite quotes:
    “Voici mon secret. Il est très simple: On ne voit bien qu’avec le coeur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – Le Petit Prince

    “Here is my secret. it is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – The Little Prince

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  2. Reblogged this on sherriemiranda1 and commented:
    I don’t quite get this challenge, but I do believe Charles chose an excellent quote by a great writer. And I absolutely concur about reading creating empathy in readers. At a time when “Teaching Empathy” to children are the new buzz words, I would say reading to children or buying them books (if they already enjoy reading themselves) is the best way for children to learn empty. It would be interesting to find out how much mass murderers had read. Do I dare guess “Not at al!”?
    Peace, love, understanding & gratitude to all!

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  3. This is so true about reading. I’ve read that reading helps people have more empathy, which is just fascinating and I can see how that works. In fact, I’ve heard that people who have read the Harry Potter series are generally more accepting people because of characters like Dobby.

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