Monday, June 17, 2013

Mini Review ~ Reach for the Stars: Quotes Compiled by Janet Terban Morris, Illustrations by Steve Haskamp


Title: Reach for the Stars
Author: Quotes compiled by Janet Terban Morris, illustrations by Steve Haskamp 
Release Date: January 1st 2002
Published By: Peter Pauper Press
Page Amount: 64 pages, hardcover

GoodReads Blurb:
Meaningful sentiments in a small, elegant package. Here are quotations to inspire you to rise above fear and timidity. If you dare to believe, you will accomplish things you never thought you could. In the words of Annie Oakley, "Aim at a high mark and you'll hit it."

Mini Review:
I received this book as part of a gift for my college graduation and 22nd birthday. It is filled with inspirational quotes about following your dreams, not giving up, what "success" really means and attaining happiness. I enjoy books like this; books with quotes compiled in them. Particularly when those quotes are inspirational. I thought these quotes were great. And especially great for the college graduate or someone who is going after their dreams, no matter what their age.

Some of my favorite quotes from this book:

"Cherish your friends and family as if your life depended on it. Because it does." - Ann Richards

"While we are influenced by circumstances, we, too, can have an influence."  - Jonas Salk

"The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work." - Arthur Brisbane (quoted by Bennett Cerf)

"True miracles are created by men when they use the courage and intelligence that God gave them." - Jean Anouilh

"You have a right and a responsibility to lay claim to what touches you and effects change for the future." - Jodie Foster

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we get." - Norman MacEswan 

It was hard to keep the list short. A lot of these quotes are really great. This is a great for a little inspiration and a little lift. It reminds us that no matter who we are, we can bring about change in the world, make ourselves happy and achieve real success. I would recommend this to everybody. 5 stars!  

<3 Amanda Leigh 

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