3 Days, 3 Quotes – The Housekeeper and the Professor

Good afternoon! Welcome to day three of fun quotes! Chizure from Of Midnight Ravings originally tagged me to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes tag. Thank you so much for the tag!

The tag is self-explanatory. For three consecutive days, I am to share three quotes. I decided to mix it up a little bit. I will choose three of my favourite books of all-time and share three quotes from them respectively on each day. I am a bit of a quote-addict, so sticking to one would be very difficult for me.


Today’s book is The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yōko Ogawa, who is another one of my favourite authors. This is quite possibly one of the most beautiful books that I have ever read in my life. If you have not already, then you should definitely read it!

“He had a special feeling for what he called the ‘correct miscalculation,’ for he believed that mistakes were often as revealing as the right answers. This gave us confidence even when our best efforts came to nothing.”


“Soon after I began working for the Professor, I realised that he talked about numbers whenever he was unsure of what to say or do. Numbers were also his way of reaching out to the world. They were safe, a source of comfort.”


“Among the many things that made the Professor an excellent teacher was the fact that he wasn’t afraid to say ‘we don’t know.’ For the Professor, there was no shame in admitting you didn’t have the answer, it was a necessary step toward the truth. It was as important to teach us about the unknown or the unknowable as it was to teach us what had already been safely proven.”


That does it for this tag! I had a lot of fun doing it and it really makes me want to go back and read the books I have shared with you all over the past few days. I hope the quotes interest you enough in checking a couple of them out as they are wonderful books.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today. Until next time, keep reading and keep otakuing, friends. 💙


 

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