"Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home"
- Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life
"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."
- C.S. Lewis
We are inspired by stories. We have been for 4,000 years. Stories make us dream. They allow us to go places that we would not otherwise be able to go. Stories allow us to learn from the experiences of others; they open our minds to endless possibilities and other points of view. More importantly stories promote tolerance. They show us that there are many points of view, and that people all over the world have the same hopes and fears that we do. In a world driven by sound bites, it is more important than ever that we are inspired by the stories that have shaped the human condition, and make us truly unique among all living creations.
a Divine creative inspiration or impulse