This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Search brit39's books

Random books from brit39's library

Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now by Maya Angelou

Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Amorous Illustrations of Thomas Rowlandson by Thomas Rowlandson

The Professional by Robert B. Parker

Necessary Madness by Jenn Crowell

Trans-Sister Radio by Chris Bohjalian

Kinds of Love by May Sarton

Members with brit39's books

Member connections

Friends: jason6anderson

Member gallery (26)

(see all 26 pictures)

RSS feeds

Recently-added books

brit39's reviews

Reviews of brit39's books, not including brit39's

Helper badges

Fiver

 

Member: brit39

CollectionsRead in 2012 (51), Read in 2011 (48), Read in 2010 (1), Your library (1,353), All collections (1,359)

ReviewsNone

TagsOwn (1,333), Read (704), Own? (23), Save (2), Own. Read (1) — see all tags

MediaBook (1,357), Paper Book (1,343), Audiobook (9), Ebook (5), Sound Recording (1), CD sound recording (1), Other (1)

Cloudstag cloud, author cloud, tag mirror

About meI am an avid reader, a feminist and a Swede. I tend to choose reading material that has promise of bringing wisdom or experience to bear on my everyday life. My subject matter of choice includes cultural history, biographies, eastern religion, western spirituality, classical physics and astronomy, and novels of individual discovery or triumph. I am a longtime resident of Colorado, and take advantage of many of the recreational opportunities the area has to offer. I am a rock climber, distance runner, mountain biker and telemark skier. I am employed by a major financial services company and interact with retirement plan clientele. I enjoy in-the-house gardening and making silver jewelry on long winter evenings. And, I have one great kid and two sweet little doggies.

About my library"Happiness depends upon ourselves."
- Aristotle

"He who know he has enough is rich."
- Lao Tsu

"The only reason for time is so that everything does not happen at once."
- Albert Einstein

"People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading."
- Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946)

"When permitted to listen to alternative opinions and engage in substantive debate, people have been known to change their minds. It can happen. For example, Hugo Black, in his youth, was a member of the Ku Klux Klan; he later became a Supreme Court justice and was one of the leaders in the historic Supreme Court decisions, partly based on the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, that affirmed the civil rights of all Americans: It was said that when he was a young man he dressed up in white robes and scared black folks; when he got older, he dressed up in black robes and scared white folks."
- Carl Sagan

"The unexamined life is not worth living, though there are people who seem to have pretty good lives without examining them."
- Nada Logan Stotland

"Before I was enlightened, I chopped wood and carried water. After I was enlightened, I chopped wood and carried water."
- Buddhist proverb

"You are a fun-loving person and will find much happiness."
- Peking Noodle Co.

"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more; it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."
- Wm. Shakespeare (Macbeth, Act V, Scene V)

"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation."
- Henry David Thoreau

"No matter how far you have gone down the wrong road, turn back."
- Turkish proverb

"All the world 's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts."
- Wm. Shakespeare (As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII)

"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there is no risk of accident for someone who is dead."
- Albert Einstein

"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind..."
- Wm. Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act I, Scene I)

"But all the wickedness in the world which man may do or think is no more to the mercy of God than a live coal dropped in the sea."
- William Langland

"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood."
- Marie Curie

"Had they but courage equal to desire."
- Wm. Butler Yeats

"Forever is composed of nows."
- Emily Dickinson

"Life has only as many stresses as you place upon it."
- I Ching

"Great love and great achievements involve great risk."
- Dalai Lama

"There is a prospect of a thrilling time ahead for you."
- wontonfood.com

"In the depth of winter, I learned that there is within me an invincible summer."
- Albert Camus

"They told me, Heraclitus, they told me you were dead."
- William Johnson Cory

"Pray not to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them."
- Rabindranath Tagore

"The one human quality that must be developed for success is self discipline."
- Brian Tracy

Psalm 121
A song of ascents.
"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills
From whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord
Which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved;
He that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel
Shall not slumber or sleep.
The Lord is thy keeper;
The Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil;
He shall preserve thy soul.
The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in
From this time forth, and even for evermore."

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has no pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
- Jane Austen

"I write from my knowledge not my lack, from my strength not my weakness. I am not interested if anyone knows whether I am familiar with big words, I am interested in trying to render big ideas in a simple way. I am interested in being understood not admired. I wish to celebrate and not be celebrated."
- Lucille Clifton

"The value of many men and books rests solely on their faculty for compelling all to speak out the most hidden and intimate things."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
- Jane Austen

"...as one needs in days of trial
some certainty to place one's trust in,
I took religion intermittently.
That way it goes more smoothly down.
One should not read to swallow all,
but rather see what one has use for."
- Henrik Ibsen

"To lose one parent, Mr. Worthington, may be regarded as misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness."
- Oscar Wilde

"Fickle is the heart of woman. Treacherous and full of vice."
- Ulysses

"The meek shall inherit the earth, but not it's mineral rights."
- J. Paul Getty

"...reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man."
- Sir Francis Bacon

"He's smart enough to be a lawyer. . .
. . .but too dumb to be a crook."
- Mel Gibson

GroupsNone

Real nameBrittany Anderson

LocationElbert, CO

Favorite authorsNot set

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/brit39 (profile)
/catalog/brit39 (library)

Member sinceApr 28, 2010

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 141,636,426 books! | Top bar: Always visible