About Casper McFadden

en-ghost in books

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  • Casper shared from A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean by Tori Murden McClure
    “Why?” This is one of my least favorite questions. If someone approves of what you do, he will not ask you why you do it; no one says, “Doctor, why do you want to cure cancer?” With the question “why” comes a subtle accusation that one is doing something wrong. “Why” is not a simple question, and I couldn’t produce a simple answer, only simple evasions. The best evasion ever uttered came from George Leigh Mallory when he was asked, “Why do you want to climb Everest?” He answered, “Because it’s there.” Beginning my evasions, I responded to the interviewer with questions...
  • Casper shared from The Blood of the Lamb: A Novel by Peter De Vries
    In the morning I’m capable of hearing the music of the spheres—it’s when the stars come out that I first hear the howling of eternal nothingness.”
  • Casper shared from Departure by A.G. Riddle
    That’s what life is about: finding something you can do that no one else can, and working your hardest at it. It’s about finding someone you love like no one else, someone who loves you like no one else does.
  • Casper shared from Departure by A.G. Riddle
    That’s what life is about: finding something you can do that no one else can, and working your hardest at it. It’s about finding someone you love like no one else, someone who loves you like no one else does.
  • Casper shared from Departure by A.G. Riddle
    The worst thing you can do for a child is give him everything he wants. Humans should grow up a little hungry, struggle a little, be made to strive for something. That’s what builds character. Struggle reveals who we really are. That journey shows us what we want from this world.
  • Casper shared from Departure by A.G. Riddle
    To me, this is what great books are about, revealing our own lives in a way only stories can; we see ourselves in the characters, our own struggles and shortcomings, in a way that’s nonthreatening and nonjudgmental. We learn from the characters; we take those lessons and inspiration back to the real world. I believe that a good book leaves its readers better than they were before. And I think these stories will. That’s why they’re important.
  • Casper shared from Departure by A.G. Riddle
    I wonder what the world would be like if we could all glimpse our future before every major decision. Maybe that’s what stories are for: so we can learn from people living similar lives, with similar troubles.
  • Casper shared from Cock and Bull: An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Republic by Woody Allen, W.L. Stoddart
    it is still hard for me to believe Sandor Needleman is dead. I was present at the cremation and, at his son’s request, brought the marshmallows,
  • Casper shared from Cock and Bull: An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Republic by Woody Allen, W.L. Stoddart
    “Concern mounts in Washington about any number of things. Life on earth continues, but doubts arise about its purpose or justification.”)
  • Casper shared from The Man Who Was Thursday, a nightmare by G. K. (Gilbert Keith) Chesterton
    The poor have been rebels, but they have never been anarchists; they have more interest than anyone else in there being some decent government. The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all. Aristocrats were always anarchists, as you can see from the barons' wars."
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Casper McFadden