I Am a Part of Everything That I Have Read

atkins-bookshelf-quotationsI am a part of everything that I have read.

The quote, attributed to Theodore (“Teddy”) Roosevelt (1858-1919), the 26th President of the United States, is a variation from a well-known line from Lord Alfred Tennyson’s poem Ulysses: “I am a part of all that I have met.” (The rest of the passage reads: “Yet all experience is an arch wherethro/ Gleams that untravell’d world whose margin fades/ Forever when I move.”)  Following this theme, John Francis Kieran (1892-1981), an American author and journalist, wrote: “I am a part of all that I have read.”

Advertisements

Join the conversation

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: