Book Tag: 3 Days, 3 Quotes [DAY 3]

And now for the last day of the 3 Days, 3 Quotes book tag! As before, thanks to Sarah @ The Bibliophagist for tagging me–it’s been a fun couple of days finding quotes I like, and I highly encourage anyone who might be interested to give this tag a try!

The Rules

1. Thank the person who nominated you
2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day

The past two days, I’ve put up quotes from novels. Today I’m going a slightly different route and bringing you all one of my favourite poems, a short, witty grook by Danish scientist and writer Piet Hein simply titled “The Road to Wisdom”:

The road to wisdom? Well, it’s plain 
and simple to express: 
and err 
and err again 
but less 
and less 
and less.

Not only is that a powerful reminder of the only way to improve, it’s also, like most of Hein’s poem’s, crazy memorable. Even more remarkable when you consider that he often wrote the same poem in both Danish and English while preserving the rhyme scheme and rhythm, so that reading the English version, you would never be able to tell that it was a translation.

That’s it for my three quotes. I hope you enjoyed these little tidbits as much as I did, and I look forward to seeing what quotes all of you come up with!

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