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Quotations on ‘Reading’

Posted: May 12, 2011 at 7:49 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

“Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.”

 – Angela Carter


“Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a dangerous enemy indeed.”

 – Anne Rice, The Witching Hour


“He that loves a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter. By study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently divert and pleasantly entertain himself, as in all weathers, as in all fortunes.”

 – Barrow


“Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books.”  

 – Bell Hooks


“We read to know we are not alone.”

 – C.S. Lewis


“When you sell a man a book you don’t sell him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life.”

 – Christopher Morley


“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”

 – Confucius





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