dord (dôrd), n. density of mind; chiefly exhibited by one who attempts to demonstrate supposed knowledge --adj. dord'ish


April's Quote to Ponder

"Raking is easier than digging, but you only get leaves. If you dig you may get diamonds."
--John Piper, When I Don't Desire God



Blogger Jason said...

All right, I'm here asking for opinions again. As I choose these monthly quotes, I look for words that are not only good, but also usually brief--what I think will more easily stick in people's minds. So I typically post a sentence-length quote, rather than a whole paragraph. That being said, some of the most powerful quotes sum up powerful paragraphs, and I don't want to rob their full impact by neglecting the context. Here's the context of this month's quote. If you don't mind, please read it and answer a question afterwards. (And by all means commment on the quote itself!)

"It's true that the joy of serious reading and the thinking that goes with it (sometimes called study) may not be as immediate as the joy of singing in church, or seeing a sunset, or talking with a friend, or hearing a preacher with lots of stories. But the payload for joy may be greater. Raking is easier than digging, but you only get leaves. If you dig you may get diamonds."

Do you think that when posting quotes on blogs it it best to:
A) Try to stick with brevity
B) Post a quote with full context (as much as necessary), possibly emphasizing key words by putting them in bold type
C) Do what I did with this one, posting the really meaty line, but providing the context in the comments

4/03/2007 11:11 PM

Blogger Laedelas Greenleaf said...

You could post a big quote, and highlight the line that strikes you most. I think short quotes are great, but they're everywhere and sometimes are really easy to brush off. Longer quotes force me to think while I'm reading them.

I think you should do what you want, Jason. It's your blog, and the quotes I've read so far are good.

4/05/2007 12:18 PM


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