September is here, and the advent of a new school year is always a good time to celebrate knowledge and learning. Whether you are starting a new semester this week, taking your kids to school or just excited about the forthcoming arrival of fall, we want you to feel inspired by new beginnings and motivated to learn new things.

Here are 10 inspiring quotes from some of our favourite artists, writers, and thinkers – many of whom have adorned the covers of our books.

Pictured here our Tesla, Sketch of a Turbine notebook.

“Of all things, I liked books best.”

― Nikola Tesla

“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.”

― Marie Curie

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

― Albert Einstein
Pictured here our Proust, In Search of Lost Time notebook.

“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”

― Marcel Proust

“Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.”

― Mark Twain

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

― Benjamin Franklin
Pictured here our Van Gogh’s Irises pencil case.

“It is with the reading of books the same as with looking at pictures; one must, without doubt, without hesitations, with assurance, admire what is beautiful.”

― Vincent van Gogh

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”

― Virginia Woolf

“You can do some rather extraordinary things if that’s what you really believe.”

― Toni Morrison
Pictured here our Leonardo, sun & Moonlight sketchbook.

“Learning never exhausts the mind.”

― Leonardo da Vinci

We wish you a great start to this new academic year. Don’t forget to take care of yourself for a very productive and successful term.


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