The 'Holm' Page

Ms. Holm

Thomas Edison Charter School

Room: 43

Tutoring and homework help available 7:50 -8:15 a.m. and 3:00-3:45 p.m., Tuesday - Friday

"We read to know we're not alone"

-Shadowlands, William Nicholson

“To learn to read is to light a fire . . . ”

— Victor Hugo


"Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic."


- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

— Stephen King


"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,

Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. "

-Hamlet, Act I, Scene V, William Shakespeare

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

- Neil Gaiman

“I cannot live without books.” — Thomas Jefferson

“When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.”

— Maya Angelou

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.”

— James Baldwin


“Books may well be the only true magic.”

Alice Hoffman

"O, for a muse of fire . . ."

-Henry V, prologue, William Shakespeare

“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”

― Carlos Ruiz Zafon

“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”

―Madeleine L'Engle

“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.”

― Italo Calvin

“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”

― Franz Kafka

"I can bear anything as long as there are books.”

Jo Walton

“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.”

― Carl Sagan

“We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel... is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.”

― Ursula K. Le Guin

“People disappear when they die. Their voice, their laughter, the warmth of their breath. Their flesh. Eventually their bones. All living memory of them ceases. This is both dreadful and natural. Yet for some there is an exception to this annihilation. For in the books they write they continue to exist. We can rediscover them. Their humor, their tone of voice, their moods. Through the written word they can anger you or make you happy. They can comfort you. They can perplex you. They can alter you. All this, even though they are dead. Like flies in amber, like corpses frozen in the ice, that which according to the laws of nature should pass away is, by the miracle of ink on paper, preserved. It is a kind of magic.”

― Diane Setterfield