Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Quote: "It is sentences that change my life, not books."

"What I have learned from about twenty-years of serious reading is this. It is sentences that change my life, not books. What changes my life is some new glimpse of truth, some powerful challenge, some resolution to a long-standing dilemma, and these usually come concentrated in a sentence or two. I do not remember 99% of what I read, but if the 1% of each book or article I do remember is a life-changing insight, then I don't begrudge the 99%. And that life-changing insight usually comes in a moment, a moment whose value is all out of proportion to its little size. That's why I call it an "immeasurable moment."
~John Piper, full transcript available here


  1. As a reader, I concur with John Piper.

  2. So true!!! I'll even buy a curriculum just because I liked a paragraph. :)