Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Quote du jour/Oliver Goldsmith

This month's quote from the Irish Writers Calendar

comes from Oliver Goldsmith.

"I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines."

It seemed this quote was everywhere a few years ago. I might have first read it in a Susan Branch book. Goldsmith is the second oldest writer on the calendar, and it is interesting how his words still resonate with us all these years later.


  1. I don't love everything old, but I do love old friends and old books. Well, maybe not those old mass market paperbacks - the print is too small. LOL

    Love your new header! Beautiful!

    1. Thanks. Tom took it up the hill. I thought it was just beautiful.

  2. What a awesome calendar. I'd love to buy one, I'm 49% Irish.

  3. I love the quote AND your header! Tell Tom it's beautiful.

    I have a ceramic plaque which reads:

    Old wood to burn,
    Old wine to drink,
    Old friends to trust,
    Old books to read.

    1. I believe you once gave me this plaque but it got broken - was outdoors. Not sure what happened.

    2. I thought I might have given you this! I bought one for myself and one for my mom, as well. Sorry yours got broken! :(

  4. Nan, Cathy at 746 Books is hosting a Read Irish month in March. All things Irish, recipes, movies, painters, books, music etc. Sounds like fun.


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