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#1. Sometimes when Rose was reading, she would catch a whiff of the musty smell of her book. She put her nose down in the fold and inhaled deeply so that wonderful smell, the smell of adventure in faraway lands, would fill her up. She rubbed her hand across the pages to feel the velvety surface of the paper. When she closed her eyes, her fingertips could even feel the words that were printed there, each letter raised just a little, almost like the special language that her blind aunt Mary could read.
To Rose, a book was as real and alive as if it breathed and walked and spoke. - Author: Roger Lea MacBride
Reading Books quotes by Roger Lea MacBride
#2. He was thirty-six years old, and six foot three. He spoke English to people and French to cats, and Latin to the birds. He had once nearly killed himself trying to read and ride a horse at the same time. - Author: Katherine Rundell
Reading Books quotes by Katherine Rundell
#3. My history writing was based on what I saw in strange, exotic places rather than just reading books. - Author: Tony Judt
Reading Books quotes by Tony Judt
#4. Literature supplements the lives of people and enables us to feel connected with the world. Shared stories blunt a sense of tragic aloneness, and endow us with the tools to understand our humanness. Reading about the lives of other people acquaints us with the hardships of other people. The authorial voices of narrative prose express our shared feelings of deprivation - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
Reading Books quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#5. There is no such thing as a bad book, I just like some books more than others ... - Author: Chris Geiger
Reading Books quotes by Chris Geiger
#6. You can't keep living without breathing; don't keep living without reading! - Author: Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Reading Books quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#7. The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it - Author: James Bryce
Reading Books quotes by James Bryce
#8. I always find that after reading books written by Jane Austen that I speak much more properly, at least for a while. - Author: Becky Watson
Reading Books quotes by Becky Watson
#9. When book and reader's furrowed brow meet, it isn't always the book that's stupid. - Author: William H Gass
Reading Books quotes by William H Gass
#10. And there's something you can always tell people who want to learn more about the world and who don't know how to find a cause to support. You can always tell them to read. - Author: Will Schwalbe
Reading Books quotes by Will Schwalbe
#11. As the child approaches a new text he is entitled to an introduction so that when he reads, the gist of the ... story can provide some guide for a fluent reading. - Author: Marie Clay
Reading Books quotes by Marie Clay
#12. Fiction was a way for me to escape into another world. I would lose myself and all my shame, insecurity, and fear in those books. I would let time slip away in the pages of other worlds. Reading was a life long gift I grew to cherish. - Author: Daniel D. Maurer
Reading Books quotes by Daniel D. Maurer
#13. Words are very powerful. They live on forever and they can be shared again and again. Each one of us may find something different within them, but they have the power to truly guide us and impact us in our lives. - Author: Amy Koto
Reading Books quotes by Amy Koto
#14. And then, as slowly as the light fades on a calm winter evening, something went out of our relationship. I say that selfishly. Perhaps I started to look for something which had never been there in the first place: passion, romance. I aresay that as I entered my forties I had a sense that somehow life was going past me. I had hardly experienced those emotions which for me have mostly come from reading books or watching television. I suppose that if there was anything unsatisfactory in our marriage, it was in my perception of it - the reality was unchanged. Perhaps I grew up from childhood to manhood too quickly. One minute I was cutting up frogs in the science lab at school, the next I was working for the National Centre for Fisheries Excellence and counting freshwater mussel populations on riverbeds. Somewhere in between, something had passed me by: adolescence, perhaps? Something immature, foolish yet intensely emotive, like those favourite songs I had recalled dimly as if being played on a distant radio, almost too far away to make out the words. I had doubts, yearnings, but I did not know why or what for.
Whenever I tried to analyse our lives, and talk about it with Mary, she would say, 'Darling, you are on the way to becoming one of the leading authorities in the world on caddis fly larvae. Don't allow anything to deflect you from that. You may be rather inadequately paid, certainly compared with me you are, but excellence in any field is an achievement beyond value. - Author: Paul Torday
Reading Books quotes by Paul Torday
#15. For I need not remind such an audience as this that the neat sorting out of books into age-groups, so dear to publishers, has only a very sketchy relation with the habits of any real readers. Those of us who are blamed when old for reading childish books were blamed when children for reading books too old for us. No reader worth his salt trots along in obedience to a time-table. - Author: C.S. Lewis
Reading Books quotes by C.S. Lewis
#16. Of course I do. I've seen you upstairs every day, checking out book after book. You stay here reading long after every other student has gone home. If there's one thing I know, it's that someone who loves reading as much as you do can never be stopped. No matter where you go, you'll have whole worlds in your head. No matter how hard life gets, you'll have whole people's lives worth of experience tucked away inside you. No matter how hard the world tries to silence you, there are millions and millions of words just waiting to burst from you. - Author: Sara Wolf
Reading Books quotes by Sara Wolf
#17. The Genius Of The Crowd

there is enough treachery, hatred violence absurdity in the average
human being to supply any given army on any given day

and the best at murder are those who preach against it
and the best at hate are those who preach love
and the best at war finally are those who preach peace

those who preach god, need god
those who preach peace do not have peace
those who preach peace do not have love

beware the preachers
beware the knowers
beware those who are always reading books
beware those who either detest poverty
or are proud of it
beware those quick to praise
for they need praise in return
beware those who are quick to censor
they are afraid of what they do not know
beware those who seek constant crowds for
they are nothing alone
beware the average man the average woman
beware their love, their love is average
seeks average

but there is genius in their hatred
there is enough genius in their hatred to kill you
to kill anybody
not wanting solitude
not understanding solitude
they will attempt to destroy anything
that differs from their own
not being able to create art
they will not understand art
they will consider their failure as creators
only as a failure of the world
not being able to love fully
they will believe your love incomplete
and then they wil - Author: Charles Bukowski
Reading Books quotes by Charles Bukowski
#18. i really like reading books - Author: Dale Carnegie
Reading Books quotes by Dale Carnegie
#19. They sit and stare and stare and sit
Until they're hypnoti[z]ed by it,
Until they're absolutely drunk
With all that shocking ghastly junk.
Oh yes, we know it keep them still,
They don't climb out the window sill,
They never fight or kick or punch,
They leave you free to cook the lunch
And wash the dishes in the sink-
But did you ever stop to think,
To wonder just exactly what
This does to your beloved tot?
It rots the senses in the head!
It kills imagination dead!
It clogs and clutters up the mind!
It makes a child so dull and blind
He can no longer understand
A fantasy, a fairyland!
His brain becomes as soft as cheese!
His powers of thinking rust and freeze!
He cannot think-he only sees!
'All right' you'll cry. 'All right' you'll say,
'But if we take the set away,
What shall we do to entertain
Our darling children? Please explain!'
We'll answer this by asking you,
'How used they keep themselves contented
Before this monster was invented?'
Have you forgotten? Don't you know?
We'll say it very loud and slow:
They... used ... to... read! They'd read and read,
And read and read, and then proceed
To read some more, Great Scott! Gadzooks!
One half their lives was reading books!...
Oh books, what books they used to know,
Those children living long ago!
So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
Go throw - Author: Roald Dahl
Reading Books quotes by Roald Dahl
#20. Dinner-parties bore us because our imagination is absent, and reading interests us because it is keeping us company. - Author: Marcel Proust
Reading Books quotes by Marcel Proust
#21. Books only spoil the originality of genius. Very well for those who can't think for themselves - But when one has made up one's opinions, there is no use in reading. - Author: Maria Edgeworth
Reading Books quotes by Maria Edgeworth
#22. Those of us who are blamed when old for reading childish books were blamed when children for reading books too old for us. - Author: C.S. Lewis
Reading Books quotes by C.S. Lewis
#23. Language spread its warm, absurd rays over all my adolescent thoughts, and I felt the way we all long to feel: moody, lonely, lovesick and explosive with the prospects of tomorrow. - Author: Spencer Gordon
Reading Books quotes by Spencer Gordon
#24. In reading you must pursue to become a creator. - Author: Aman Jassal
Reading Books quotes by Aman Jassal
#25. In my desperation to try to lull myself into a gentle sloom, I have created a list of things that will often assist my descent into delicious treacle-sleep. The list includes a series of things I can do if I go to bed and wake up early, and includes things like playing games and reading books, but one item that continually seems to work is telling myself:

The faster I go to sleep, the faster I can have cookies for breakfast.

This idea might seem rudimentary, but it staves off the sulks long enough that I can find a few hours of sleep, even on the hottest of days. If only Biscuit Power worked for other insomniacs, cookies might save humanity from itself. - Author: Michelle Franklin
Reading Books quotes by Michelle Franklin
#26. In the old days people had far fewer channels in which to place their imaginative time. There's definitely more competition for time ... and yet people seem to be reading [books] as much. - Author: Douglas Coupland
Reading Books quotes by Douglas Coupland
#27. Like most uneducated Englishwomen, I like reading
I like reading books in the bulk. - Author: Virginia Woolf
Reading Books quotes by Virginia Woolf
#28. I was born in Japan and raised in Japan, but those are the only things that make me Japanese, I've grown up reading books from all over. - Author: Hideo Kojima
Reading Books quotes by Hideo Kojima
#29. ( ... ) perfectly ordinary books, printed on commonplace paper in mundane ink. It would be a mistake to think that they weren't also dangerous, just because reading them didn't make fireworks go off in the sky. Reading them sometimes did the more dangerous trick of making fireworks go off in the privacy of the reader's brain. - Author: Terry Pratchett
Reading Books quotes by Terry Pratchett
#30. The end of reading is not more books but more life. - Author: Holbrook Jackson
Reading Books quotes by Holbrook Jackson
#31. For every book you buy, you should buy the time to read it. - Author: Karl Lagerfeld
Reading Books quotes by Karl Lagerfeld
#32. I, on the other hand, believe that books, maps, scissors, and Scotch tape dispensers are all unreliable vagrants, likely to take off for parts unknown unless strictly confined to quarters. - Author: Anne Fadiman
Reading Books quotes by Anne Fadiman
#33. The thing about books was, the more you read and liked them, the more you wanted to have on hand to read. Before you knew it you needed more bookshelves, and then all of the sudden they filled your house. - Author: Sui Ishida
Reading Books quotes by Sui Ishida
#34. The true reader must be an extension of the author. He is the higher court that receives the case already prepared by the lower court. The feeling by means of which the author has separated out the materials of his work, during reading separates out again the unformed and the formed aspects of the book - and if the reader were to work through the book according to his own idea, a second reader would refine it still more, with the result that, since the mass that had been worked through would constantly be poured into fresh vessels, the mass would finally become an essential component - a part of the active spirit.

Through impartial rereading of his book the author can refine his book himself. With strangers the particular character is usually lost, because the talent of fully entering into another person's idea is so rare. Often even in the author himself. It is not a sign of superior education and greater powers to justifiably find fault with a book. When receiving new impressions, greater sharpness of mind is quite natural. - Author: Novalis
Reading Books quotes by Novalis
#35. If you read only the best, you will have no need of reading the other books, because the latter are nothing but a rehash of the best and the oldest. To read Shakespeare, Plato, Dante, Milton, Spenser, Chaucer, and their compeers in prose, is to read in condensed form what all others have diluted. - Author: Anna Brackett
Reading Books quotes by Anna Brackett
#36. Many people think they cannot have knowledge or understanding of God without reading books. But hearing is better than reading, and seeing is better than hearing. Hearing about Benares is different from reading about it; but seeing Benares is different from either hearing or reading. - Author: Ramakrishna
Reading Books quotes by Ramakrishna
#37. She read novels. One book after another, sometimes at the rate of one a day, for a solid year. An acceptable form of escape that didn't leave a hangover. - Author: Wendy Wax
Reading Books quotes by Wendy Wax
#38. Books are the one luxury I deem a necessity. If my purchases lead us into poverty, then at least we will be well-read paupers. - Author: Mark Brownlow
Reading Books quotes by Mark Brownlow
#39. The Need to Read
"Reading books remains one of the best ways to engage with the world, become a better person and understand life's questions, big and small. - Author: Will Schwalbe
Reading Books quotes by Will Schwalbe
#40. I find joy in reading. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Reading Books quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#41. As a writer, the main skill you need is curiosity. As a reader, the main tool you need is open-mindedness. - Author: Gloria D. Gonsalves
Reading Books quotes by Gloria D. Gonsalves
#42. It wasn't until I started writing that I found a whole new appreciation for reading. - Author: Justin Bienvenue
Reading Books quotes by Justin Bienvenue
#43. To think that she had read the same elegiac prose he now beheld with such quiet awe made his heart sing. - Author: David S.E. Zapanta
Reading Books quotes by David S.E. Zapanta
#44. We need to repent of our sin for not loving our children. Spend some time in repentance and read God's Word and reading books about motherhood. You may be depleted and need fresh vision and perspective in regards to your role as a mom. Find a way to be alone for a few hours and study God's Word as your role as a mother. If you are not enjoying your children if you're lacking joy as a mother may I appeal to you to take whatever measures necessary to change. Repent and find a mature woman who enjoys her role as a mother to encourage you and hold you accountable to this period of your life. - Author: Carolyn Mahaney
Reading Books quotes by Carolyn Mahaney
#45. Instead, I read books in the library, huddling on a bean bag in a corner and getting lost in somebody else's victories and troubles. I never had much time for fiction before. I preferred real life. Mathematics. Solutions. Things that actually have a bearing on my life. But I can understand now why people read, why they like to get lost in somebody else's life. Sometimes I'll read a sentence and it will make me sit up, jolt me, because it is something that I have recently felt but never said out loud. I want to reach into the page and tell the characters that I understand them, that they are not alone, that I'm not alone, that it's okay to feel like this. And then the lunch bell rings the book closes and I'm plunged back into reality. - Author: Cecelia Ahern
Reading Books quotes by Cecelia Ahern
#46. And then she began to cry, and when I asked her why she was doing that, she said it was because I was to have a happy ending, and it was just like a book; and I wondered what books she'd been reading. - Author: Margaret Atwood
Reading Books quotes by Margaret Atwood
#47. I want to be with my wife. Sitting on a deckchair, sipping some tea, and reading books in a retirement home, in a beautiful and warm place. I'm a romantic guy. - Author: Robert Pattinson
Reading Books quotes by Robert Pattinson
#48. Beware
Those Who
Are ALWAYS
READING
BOOKS - Author: Charles Bukowski
Reading Books quotes by Charles Bukowski
#49. My purpose is to create a mirror for the reader to see themselves, to create a light for people to see themselves in the characters, pictures, and stories. So they resonate. - Author: Kadir Nelson
Reading Books quotes by Kadir Nelson
#50. He who doesn't see the essence of books shall surely be ruled by those who find and value the real essence of books. - Author: Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Reading Books quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#51. Reading was a big thing, yes. Books were a big thing. But the things that stick out were the newspapers. - Author: James Earl Jones
Reading Books quotes by James Earl Jones
#52. Reading books allows for the fecundity of imagination. - Author: Yours Truly
Reading Books quotes by Yours Truly
#53. Here is the treasure chest of the world - the public library, or a bookstore. - Author: Ben Carson
Reading Books quotes by Ben Carson
#54. No newspapers, magazines, audiobooks, or nonmusic radio. Music is permitted at all times. No news websites whatsoever (cnn.com, drudgereport.com, msn.com,10 etc.). No television at all, except for one hour of pleasure viewing each evening. No reading books, except for this book and one hour of fiction11 pleasure reading prior to bed. No web surfing at the desk unless it is necessary to complete a work task for that day. Necessary means necessary, not nice to have. - Author: Timothy Ferriss
Reading Books quotes by Timothy Ferriss
#55. I often carry things to read so that I will not have to look at the people. - Author: Charles Bukowski
Reading Books quotes by Charles Bukowski
#56. I rode my bike home and did the one thing that always helped when things weren't going well. I read. Books were my refuge. Getting lost in a solid adventure story was the best way I knew of to turn off reality. - Author: D.J. MacHale
Reading Books quotes by D.J. MacHale
#57. I was not a comic book reader, but my son is. My son wasn't really interested in reading books, which was hard for me because I love to read. It just didn't come naturally to my boy. So we kind of found comic books because they were fascinating to him. They were great stories. - Author: Virginia Madsen
Reading Books quotes by Virginia Madsen
#58. I'm a fastidious bookman and have never liked reading books with library markings or other messy defects. - Author: Larry McMurtry
Reading Books quotes by Larry McMurtry
#59. This is natural: one must read Herodotus's book-and every great book-repeatedly; with each reading it will reveal another layer, previously overlooked themes, images, and meanings. For within every great book there are several others. - Author: Ryszard Kapuscinski
Reading Books quotes by Ryszard Kapuscinski
#60. You know what's sad about reading books? It's that you fall in love with the characters. They grow on you. And as you read, you start to feel what they feel - all of them - you become them. And when you're done, you're never the same. Sure you're still you, you look the same, talk in the same manner, but something in you has changed. Something in the way you think, the way you choose, sometimes, even the things you say may differ. But it all comes down to the state you go to after a nice novel. The after-feeling. It's amazing, but somehow, you feel left alone by that world you were once in. It's overwhelming. But it makes you sad. Cause for once you were this, this otherworldly being in ... Neverwhere, and then you suddenly have to say goodbye after a few weeks from when you read the last page. When you've recovered from that state it's just ... quite sad. - Author: Suzanne Collins
Reading Books quotes by Suzanne Collins
#61. We find little in a book but what we put there. But in great books, the mind finds room to put many things. - Author: Joseph Joubert
Reading Books quotes by Joseph Joubert
#62. Writers allow us to see ourselves more clearly, they express spiritual signposts that assist us find ourselves. Writers' self-revelations allow us to grasp personal reflections that remain unrealized and indistinct within ourselves. Nuggets of personal perception remain veiled, until we read carefully chosen words sharing the author's crystallized perceptions. Provocative authors resolutely tap into that robust vein of common yearning and assiduously engineer their way through humankind's rampant library of collective neurosis. Reading a master's scintillating prose allows our own inchoate thoughts to shape up under the splendid beam of sunlight that they cast onto pages bearing their soul's freshly minted words. Their astutely crafted pages conveying everlasting imagery immunizes their work from the harshness of time's relentless march forward. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#63. Reading is like a bridge which fills the gap between the real world and the imaginations. - Author: Aman Jassal
Reading Books quotes by Aman Jassal
#64. ...and even now I still can't "do" a real conversation. I have no problem reading books aloud and singing, but as soon as I try to speak with someone, my words just vanish. - Author: Naoki Higashida
Reading Books quotes by Naoki Higashida
#65. Books can kill you, while you are reading. - Author: Deyth Banger
Reading Books quotes by Deyth Banger
#66. The implications are clear: Facebook wants to build an Internet where watching films, listening to music, reading books and even browsing is done not just openly but socially and collaboratively. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#67. Without books, everything would have been crooked. Without books, the wisdom in books today would have been fairy and folk tales. Without books the whole truth about life would have been imaginations and a guessing game - Author: Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Reading Books quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#68. I don't think kids have a problem reading books meant for adults; the problem is on the other side of the fence, a misconception of what one kind of literature is 'supposed' to be, perceived to be, as opposed to another: if it's for kids, it can't be any good; it's got to have been dumbed down and/or sweetened up. - Author: Kathe Koja
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#69. Some books leave us free and some books make us free. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Reading Books quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#70. We are improved by reading books not by owning them. - Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Reading Books quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#71. They say she was once a grand lady and lived on the hill. But she took to reading books and went from bad to worse. Stuffed her head full of ideas, and now she's a bit addled. - Author: Helen Deutsch
Reading Books quotes by Helen Deutsch
#72. I was reading the poems of Rochester. Rochester made himself out to be bisexual, but I think that was only to shock. Most of his poetry is sexual, even pornographic. - Author: Thom Gunn
Reading Books quotes by Thom Gunn
#73. A book may be regarded as irrelevant until it's relevance, importance and purpose is discovered through reading - Author: Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Reading Books quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#74. I am forever an advocate of books, both the reading of them and the writing. There is something sacred to me in that community. Because writing
and reading
is a solitary business. And it's good to know I'm not alone. - Author: Shannon Celebi
Reading Books quotes by Shannon Celebi
#75. Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as the latter. - Author: Paxton Hood
Reading Books quotes by Paxton Hood
#76. When you're younger and you see something that really speaks to you, it's indelible in a way that's not the same as when you're an adult. So I'll always love reading books and making movies that resonate with young people. - Author: Nina Jacobson
Reading Books quotes by Nina Jacobson
#77. With frightening suddenness he now began ripping the pages out of the book in handfuls and throwing them in the waste-paper basket.
Matilda froze in horror. The father kept going. There seemed little doubt that the man felt some kind of jealousy. How dare she, he seemed to be saying with each rip of a page, how dare she enjoy reading books when he couldn't? How dare she? - Author: Roald Dahl
Reading Books quotes by Roald Dahl
#78. I read everyday, because reading takes me away, away to a place where nothing is impossible. - Author: Manoj Arora
Reading Books quotes by Manoj Arora
#79. And because the world is too big and time is too short and you only have one life to live, read! - Author: A.A. Patawaran
Reading Books quotes by A.A. Patawaran
#80. So I have loitered my life away, reading books, looking at pictures, going to plays, hearing, thinking, writing on what pleased me best. I have wanted only one thing to make me happy, but wanting that have wanted everything. - Author: William Hazlitt
Reading Books quotes by William Hazlitt
#81. Time spent reading a book, even a bad one, is never wasted. - Author: Stewart Stafford
Reading Books quotes by Stewart Stafford
#82. God, who am I? I sit in the library tonight, the lights glaring overhead, the fan whirring loudly. Girls, girls everywhere, reading books. Intent faces, flesh pink, white, yellow. And I sit here without identity: faceless. My head aches. There is history to read... centuries to comprehend before I sleep, millions of lives to assimilate before breakfast tomorrow. Yet I know that back at the house there is my room, full of my presence. There is my date this weekend: someone believes I am a human being, not a name merely. And these are the only indications that I am a whole person, not merely a knot of nerves, without identity. I'm lost. - Author: Sylvia Plath
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#83. I spent my entire time reading books and going to the cinema, just to escape. - Author: Michael Caine
Reading Books quotes by Michael Caine
#84. I received her sewing kit and pins and brooches; a blank diary purchased especially for me; "Advice to a Young Married Woman", by a minister, which she asked me not to read till I was older----; "Exemplary Letters for Sundry Occasions"; "The Whole Duty of Woman"; and some volumes of Walter Scott's novels, which I might enjoy when my reading had improved. With a glance at Rev. Fowler, whose advice she had sought in this matter, she said that, for a sensible girl such as she knew me to be, novels by respectable authors could provide harmless amusement, but I must remember not to neglect my duties for them, not to demand that my life be a romance, or over strain myself with too much reading. - Author: Phillip Margulies
Reading Books quotes by Phillip Margulies
#85. Reading books about enlightenment does not make you enlightened at all. You have to meditate yourself. - Author: Frederick Lenz
Reading Books quotes by Frederick Lenz
#86. I think I might have something for you today, he says, reaches beneath the counter, and his hand comes back with a book, clothbound cover the color of antique ivory, title and author stamped in faded gold and art deco letters. Best Ghost Stories by Algernon Blackwood, and she lifts it carefully off the countertop, picks it up the way someone else might lift a diamond necklace or a sick kitten, and opens the book to the frontispiece and title page, black-and-white photo of the author in a dapper suit, sadkind eyes and his bow tie just a little crooked. - Author: Caitlin R. Kiernan
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#87. Think of me, the uneducated child reading books in my room at 22 Hyde Park Gate
now advanced to this glory ... Yes; all that reading, I say, has borne this odd fruit. And I am pleased. - Author: Virginia Woolf
Reading Books quotes by Virginia Woolf
#88. There are few sights sadder than a ruined book. - Author: Lemony Snicket
Reading Books quotes by Lemony Snicket
#89. There is no other enjoyment like reading - Author: Jane Austen
Reading Books quotes by Jane Austen
#90. That by listening to some music, by reading some books, by looking at paintings, and most important by hanging out with one another - by collaborating with one another and creating your own network - you can achieve something that is much better than what is out there. - Author: David Amram
Reading Books quotes by David Amram
#91. I tried to get into comics initially after I graduated Clemson in 1994. I spent a year trying to get in, and I quit reading books because not getting in made me sad. - Author: Jonathan Hickman
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#92. One of the maddening ironies of writing books is that it leaves so little time for reading others'. My bedside is piled with books, but it's duty reading: books for book research, books for review. The ones I pine for are off on a shelf downstairs. - Author: Mary Roach
Reading Books quotes by Mary Roach
#93. I like reading books that provide you with knowledge that you previously didn't have. And books you have a chance to grow as a human being after reading them. - Author: Megan Fox
Reading Books quotes by Megan Fox
#94. This book is a treasure; I did not suspect it would be so good when I picked it up, but now I can feel the printed words seeping through my skin and into my veins, rushing to my heart and marking it forever.
I want to savor this wonder, this happening of loving a book and reading it for the first time, because the first time is always the best, and I will never read this book for the first time ever again. - Author: Laura Nowlin
Reading Books quotes by Laura Nowlin
#95. I always seem to be reading several books at once. - Author: Drew Gilpin Faust
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#96. I am a grenade," I said again. "I just want to stay away from people and read books and think and be with you guys because there's nothing I can do about hurting you: You're too invested, so just please let me do that, okay?
"I'm going to go to my room and read for awhile, okay? I'm fine. I really am fine: I just want to go read for a while. - Author: John Green
Reading Books quotes by John Green
#97. A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one. - Author: George R R Martin
Reading Books quotes by George R R Martin
#98. She always wanted to be the kind of person who could play the "Moonlight" Sonata.

She buries her failure in this, as she buries all her failures, in reading. - Author: Lauren Groff
Reading Books quotes by Lauren Groff
#99. The more books you read, the less topics you have in common with most of the people, that´s the price you pay for reading. - Author: Martina Tutková
Reading Books quotes by Martina Tutková
#100. I have found that reading is much better than a good sleep. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Reading Books quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#101. They teach us that in school, matters of principle. I swear it's a plot to get us all slaughtered the day they graduate us out the door. It's their revenge, see? Here we are reading books in literature class about some banana who's only got one oar in the water to start with, and then he pops it out worrying about principles. - Author: Guy Vanderhaeghe
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#102. Reading self-improvement books is like creating a mental savings account from which we can withdraw viable tools for what we perceive as tough days. - Author: Dr. Jacent Mpalyenkana, Ph.D. MBA
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#103. Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know. - Author: Alberto Manguel
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#104. We all act as independent learners in charge of designing our autodidactic curricula. Reading the books written by the prophetic genius of history including the literary masterpieces and philosophical treatises awakens the mind. Reading can act as a gateway drug leading to writing and expansion of a personal state of conscious awareness. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#105. A good vocabulary is not acquired by reading books written according to some notion of the vocabulary of one's age group. It comes from reading books above one. - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
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#106. Um, yeah. I guess lying around reading books all day doesn't do much for physical endurance. - Author: Amy Plum
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#107. I get letters from readers who say that they have always hated reading, but somebody suggested one of my books, they actually finished the book and enjoyed it, and they're going on to read another book. I'm thrilled that they have figured out that reading is fun. - Author: Caroline B. Cooney
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#108. Reading literature and engaging in writing breaks through the mental rigidity that experience and repetition breeds. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#109. I do try not to spend much time reading in the suspense genre. - Author: Thomas Perry
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#110. When I come home and look back through my Book of Books I see a personal narrative I didn't recognize at the time. I went from escaping into books to extracting things from them, from being inspired by books to trying to do things that inspired me - many of which I first encountered in stories. I went from wishing I were like a character in books to being a character in my books. I went from reading books to wrestling with them to writing them, all the while still learning from what I read. - Author: Pamela Paul
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#111. I spend my happiest hours in reading Vedantic books. They are to me like the light of the morning, like the pure air of the mountains - so simple, so true, if once understood. - Author: Max Muller
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#112. We began reading books together. He loved Dr. Seuss. I read those books so often I could turn the pages and say the words from memory. I became bored with repetition, and I began to make subtle alterations. The story turned into:
One fish
Two fish
Black fish
Blue fish
I eat you fish
And:
See them all
See them run
The man in back
He has a gun - Author: John Elder Robison
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#113. You can find magic
wherever you look.
Sit back and relax,
all you need is a book. - Author: Dr. Seuss
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#114. I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book. - Author: Jeremy Collier
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#115. Isn't reading a kind of preparation for life?'
But life is composed of things other than books. It is as if an athlete, on entering the stadium, were to complain that he's not outside exercising.This was the goal of your exercise, of your weights, your practice ring and your training partners. - Author: Epictetus
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#116. Like most-maybe all- writers, I learned to write by writing and, by example, by reading books. - Author: Francine Prose
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#117. Education begins by teaching children to read and ends by making most of them hate reading. - Author: Holbrook Jackson
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#118. When a goat likes a book, the whole book is gone,
and the meaning has to go find an author again.
- The Trouble With Reading - Author: William Stafford
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#119. A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. And not only so. It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully pursuing the [yet] unsolved ones. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#120. When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own. - Author: John Berger
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#121. Every story is a ride to some place and time other than here and now. Buried in an armchair, reclined on a couch, prostrate on your bed, or glued to your desk, you can go places and travel through time. - Author: A.A. Patawaran
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#122. Our constant desire to genre-label cripples new writers. Let them experiment, explore and surprise. - Author: Carla H. Krueger
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#123. While she eventually adjusts to the faded motivational posters featuring long-dead baby animals and the fifties-era reading books whose soporific effects have intensified with each decade of use she can't get it out of of her head that while she is speeding around in circles waiting to be told when to stop other kids are flying to the moon. - Author: Myla Goldberg
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#124. You enter a book as if you are setting out on a journey and, if it is a good book, you will be a different person when you reach the end. - Author: Chloe Thurlow
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#125. There is no more important homework than reading. Research shows that the highest achieving students are those who devote leisure time to reading, even when the school day and year are only mid-length and homework isn't excessive. Recently, the largest-ever international study of reading found that the single most important predictor of academic success is the amount of time children spend reading books, more important even than economic or social status. And one of the few predictors of high achievement in math and science is the amount of time children devote to pleasure reading. - Author: Nancie Atwell
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#126. Foamy and frothy,
ribbons white,
reflecting soft sunbeams
to our delight,
foaming in crests,
rippling warm sands,
tracing their patterns
on the dry land.
From The poem, " Seashore - Author: Suzy Davies
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#127. I'm old-fashioned and think that reading books is the most glorious pastime that humankind has yet devised. - Author: Wislawa Szymborska
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#128. He was righteous. He had a sense of duty, of what was right and wrong in the world, and I don't mean that in some evangelical sense of the word. And I don't mean that his world was just black and white. He just had a code, you know? He used to talk about that, about how few people had CODES anymore. It was his thing. He was always reading books about the samurai, about Japanese culture. - Author: Nickolas Butler
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#129. We live to read. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#130. Books couldn't judge you or hurt you. They didn't make me feel small and insignificant. I know it's weird, but I always felt really close to the characters in books, like they were my true circle of friends, inviting me into their world. - Author: Amy Koto
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#131. And reading itself is an amazing activity: You glance at a thin, flat object made from a tree ... and the voice of the author begins to speak inside your head. (Hello!) - Author: Carl Sagan
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#132. Taking trains and trams in Berlin, I noticed people reading. Books, I mean - not pocket-size devices that bleep as if censorious, on which even Shakespeare scans like a spreadsheet. - Author: Joshua Cohen
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#133. I like reading books with both hands, with my heart pumping, with blood on the page. So I'm interested in people who make stuff, and I'm interested in the lives that make the text. To read a book or watch a movie any other way, to me, personally, feels like a waste of time and misapplication of energy. - Author: Tom Bissell
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#134. My books are not generic. You know when you're reading a Joy Fielding book. - Author: Joy Fielding
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#135. I remember that already as a child I was often intensely interested in things, obsessed by ideas and projects in many areas, and in these topics I learned much on my own, reading books. - Author: Christiane Nusslein-Volhard
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#136. There are two kinds of books. Those that no one reads and those that no one ought to read. - Author: H.L. Mencken
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#137. The stories she'd read of others' lives over these last few months had left her with a greater appreciation for the thread of her own life. - Author: Masha Hamilton
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#138. He that loves reading has everything within his reach. - Author: William Godwin
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#139. For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time. - Author: Louis L'Amour
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#140. Somewhere there must be women reading books,
and talking of chicken rissoles to their cooks …

(from,'Somewhere in England') - Author: Virginia Graham
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#141. A book is not complete till it reaches a reader. - Author: Aman Jassal
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#142. A book is like a key that fits into the tumbler of the soul. The two parts have to match in order for each to unlock. Then - click - a world opens. - Author: Brad Kessler
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#143. The most comfortable place for a tired mind is in the lap of a book. - Author: Aman Jassal
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#144. Why are fanatics so terrified of girls' education? Because there's no force more powerful to transform a society. The greatest threat to extremism isn't drones firing missiles, but girls reading books. - Author: Nicholas Kristof
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#145. For Jefferson, William and Mary was largely about what university life is supposed to be about: reading books, enjoying the company of like-minded, and savoring teachers who seemed to be ambassadors from other, richer, writer worlds. Jefferson believed Williamsburg the finest school of manners and morals that ever existed in America. - Author: Jon Meacham
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#146. Read. Read until your eyes are sore. Then read some more. - Author: Lisa Bloom
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#147. Many good sayings are to be found in holy books, but merely reading them will not make one religious. - Author: Ramakrishna
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#148. He was always teasing me about not reading books, but one day he said: Reading a book is a dangerous thing, Justine. A book can make you find room in yourself for something you never thought you'd understand. Or worse, something you never wanted to understand. - Author: Glen Duncan
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#149. There was a day when writers actually read," he grumbles. "They could quote Keats and Socrates. Now anyone with a keyboard and a fifth-grade education can call themselves a writer. - Author: J. Lincoln Fenn
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#150. Life without fun is boring ,so enjoy your life by reading books. - Author: Myself
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#151. What if there was a disease in Alexandria, she thought, and everybody died but me?
I'd go live at the library, she told herself. The notion was cheering. She saw herself reading by candlelight, shadows flickering on the ceiling above the labyrinth of shelves. She could take a suitcase from home–peanut butter and crackers, a blanket, a change of clothes–and pull together two of the big armchairs in the Reading Room to sleep on… - Author: Donna Tartt
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#152. Good fiction often gives us characters in extremity, which ironically gives us a clearer mirror in which to see ourselves. - Author: Sarah Van Arsdale
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#153. Like Desserts, books come in all kinds of tasty treats! - Author: Carmela Dutra
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#154. As a person, [Barbara Stanwyck] was a great deal like the character she played in Ball of Fire, a stripper called Sugarpuss O'Shea. She had a wonderful, free, open quality in that picture, and that's what she was like as a woman. Reclusive by nature, she was happy to just stay home, but she read everything. She got me reading books as a way of life and, if I asked her, would help me out with my acting. We only had one scene together in Titanic - I played her daughter's boyfriend! - so there was a limit to what I could learn by working with her. She taught me what to do with my hands, how to get over my self-consciousness, and how to lower my voice, which I thought was still too high. And she taught me to be decisive with things like entrances. "When you walk in," she told me, "be sure you're standing up straight. Walk in with confidence." She didn't want me to sidle into a scene as if I were ashamed to be in the movie. Make the entrance! Take the scene! But I wasn't going there for acting tutorials. - Author: Robert J. Wagner
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#155. People who say they don't have time to read simply don't want to. - Author: Julie Rugg
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#156. You read a lot?" Galina finally asked.
"Yes. It's an escape into another world." She tried to keep her words light instead of sad, thoughts of her family in her head. "Sometimes that is the best part of a hard day. - Author: Anne Mallory
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#157. Desultory reading is delightful, but to be beneficial, our reading must be carefully directed. - Author: Seneca.
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#158. My alma mater was books, a good library ... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity. - Author: Malcolm X
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#159. Long ago, I stopped buying- let alone reading, books that talk about organizational success but fail to emphasize the importance of TRUST - Author: Assegid Habtewold
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#160. Once I was liable to the same mistakes, but, thanks to God, no longer ... '
Well, isn't it just as worthwhile to have devoted and applied yourself to this goal as to have read or written fifty pages? - Author: Epictetus
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#161. A learned man is a sedentary, concentrated solitary enthusiast, who searches through books to discover some particular grain of truth upon which he has set his heart. If the passion for reading conquers him, his gains dwindle and vanish between his fingers. A reader, on the other hand, must check the desire for learning at the outset; if knowledge sticks to him well and good, but to go in pursuit of it, to read on a system, to become a specialist or an authority, is very apt to kill what suits us to consider the more humane passion for pure and disinterested reading. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#162. Read different to think differently; world is already into rat race. - Author: Aman Jassal
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#163. To live in books is cowardly
but people are not worth investigation. - Author: Lily Koppel
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#164. Mary Stewart will always be my goddess. I can pick up one of her early books - one I've read a dozen times - and still slide right into the story. - Author: Nora Roberts
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#165. you're never alone when you are reading books. Reading awake your mind,enlighten your life and enrich your knowledge. - Author: Mariam Jackson
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#166. If you want to know what we are, look at the men reading books, searching in the dark pages of history for the lost word, the key to the mystery of the living peace. We are factory hands, field hands, mill hands, searching, building and molding structures. We are doctors, scientists, chemists discovering and eliminating disease, hunger and antagonism. We are soldiers, Navy men, citizens, guarding the imperishable dreams of our fathers to live in freedom. We are the living dream of dead men. We are the living spirit of free men. - Author: Carlos Bulosan
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#167. A book is indeed dead until a reader brings it into life by reading it. - Author: Aman Jassal
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#168. I own a hundred and fifty books, but I have no bookcase. Nobody will lend me a bookcase. - Author: Henny Youngman
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#169. If you have read 6,000 books in your lifetime, or even 600, it's probably because at some level you find 'reality' a bit of a disappointment. - Author: Joe Queenan
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#170. My behavior is nonetheless, deplorable. Unfortunately, I'm quite prone to such bouts of deplorability
take for instance, my fondness for reading books at the dinner table. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#171. On getting lost in a book.
Set adrift
A life unknown
Connections form
Love is sewn - Author: Patty Wiseman
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#172. No matter how much time you spend reading books or following your intuition, you're gonna screw it up. Fifty times. You can't do parenting right. - Author: Alan Arkin
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#173. The fire of literacy is created by the emotional sparks between a child, a book, and the person reading. It isn't achieved by the book alone, nor by the child alone, nor by the adult who's reading aloud - it's the relationship winding between all three, bringing them together in easy harmony. - Author: Mem Fox
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#174. Books are really places, make no mistake about that. - Author: Neil Gaiman
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#175. There are books that change our perspectives and books that change our personalities. - Author: Carla H. Krueger
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#176. He looked around at the others ... They were all staring at their computers, or reading books or newspapers. Not one of them has noticed the weather. Maybe that's how the world was now ... Everyone was so wrapped up in his or her own little world that no one ever really saw anything anymore. - Author: David Baldacci
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#177. When I was a schoolgirl my safe haven was a place at the uninhabited part of my parents' house. I used to climb up to the large windowsill that was facing a spreading plum-tree in the garden. Reading books, or penning my own stories, diaries and poems, it was especially fun to rest there during the warmer seasons of the year with an open window, when the tree was all covered with tender, odorous blossom in spring, and with rich purple fruitage in summer. - Author: Sahara Sanders
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#178. There is something so deeply visceral about libraries for me-rooms and rooms full of people dreaming and remembering. - Author: Jacqueline Woodson
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#179. In Catcher in the Rye, the protagonist Holden Caulfield mentions reading books that make him wish he could be friends with the author and be able to call him on the phone and so forth. I would consider a literary work that made someone feel this way a success. Furthermore, it's the only kind of success in literature that means anything to me. - Author: Thomas Ligotti
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#180. May God preserve those he loves from profitless reading. - Author: Johann Kaspar Lavater
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#181. Well, right now I'm not dead. But when I am, it's like ... I don't know, I guess it's like being inside a book that nobody's reading. [ ... ] An old one. It's up on a library shelf, so you're safe and everything, but the book hasn't been checked out for a long, long time. All you can do is wait. Just hope somebody'll pick it up and start reading. - Author: Tim O'Brien
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#182. Books whose topics I thoroughy depsise are accapteble because they often force the reader to think and to examine his own beliefs. In an age where most people are either blindly obedient or radical, exposing oneself to the ideas contained in even the most controversial of books is a good thing. - Author: Tiffini Johnson
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#183. But I wanted to read it now, I needed it now, even if I knew I'd never finish. I liked reading books that nearly killed me, books that helped tell me who I was, - Author: Don DeLillo
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#184. When I'm not at the keyboard, I'm generally reading, practicing tai chi or middle eastern dance, or cooking. - Author: Sarah Zettel
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#185. I entrench myself in books equally against sorrow and the weather. - Author: Leigh Hunt
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#186. The freedom to be someone else entirely and be different versions of something. That's what I loved and I loved watching movies and I loved watching television, I loved reading books. That kind of escapism into another world was my favorite thing. - Author: Gwendoline Christie
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#187. I guess you can call me "old fashioned". I prefer the book with the pages that you can actually turn. Sure, I may have to lick the tip of my fingers so that the pages don't stick together when I'm enraptured in a story that I can't wait to get to the next page. But nothing beats the sound that an actual, physical book makes when you first crack it open or the smell of new, fresh printed words on the creamy white paper of a page turner. - Author: Felicia Johnson
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#188. When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me. - Author: W. Somerset Maugham
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#189. What is it with you and that book?"
Rafael laughed. "We have a personal relationship. - Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz
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#190. You're not going to see any former suitors in Forest Crest, are you?"
An impish twinkle appeared in her eyes. "No, Mr. Morgan, I was never courted by any of the village lads."
"Why not? What in God's name is the matter with all of them?"
"I was never receptive to their advances," Victoria said, settling herself more comfortably on his lap. "I was absorbed in taking care of Father, and reading books, and..." Tenderly she laid her head on his shoulder. "I suppose I was waiting for you," she said, and felt his arms tighten until he nearly crushed her. - Author: Lisa Kleypas
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#191. reading books is great, reading pictures much better, especially those that shows you the future - Author: Manuel Corazzari
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#192. Being a best-selling author just means the world for me. Some of my happiest memories, growing up, are being at book stores and reading books I couldn't afford, as a kid, and the midnight parties, waiting for the next Harry Potter book. The fact that I have that straw in my cap means more to me than anything I've ever accomplished before. - Author: Chris Colfer
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#193. grew up reading books where vampires were scary. This novel is an attempt to make them scary again. When I thought of the premise that became DRACULAS, I knew it needed to be a group project. Take four well-known horror authors, let them each create their own unique characters, and have them fight for their lives during a vampire outbreak at a secluded, rural hospital. This is NOT a collection of short stories. It's a single, complete novel. And it's going to freak you out. If you're easily disturbed, have a weak stomach, or are prone to nightmares, stop reading right now. There are no sexy teen heartthrobs herein. You have been warned. - Author: Blake Crouch
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#194. This is the most important thing about me
I'm a card-carrying reader. All I really want to do is sit and read or lie down and read or eat and read or shit and read. I'm a trained reader. I want a job where I get paid for reading books. And I don't have to make reports on what I read or to apply what I read. - Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
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#195. Reading is one of the most common habit among the most successful people. - Author: Aakash Singal
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#196. Unlearning the colonialism I was taught, the stories I've been told and I've told myself, is a daily practice, like learning a new language. You learn it by watching films, listening to the radio, reading books. Your ear gets attuned to it. You pick up the vocabulary, learn the system's grammar and mechanics. From there, you can understand and deconstruct it. Sure, learning a language is a solo task, but it helps to have conversation partners. - Author: Matt Ortile
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#197. I look around and see that many - not all, but many - problems we've got could be solved if our culture simply fostered the habit of reading. Reading books of science, philosophy, history. Reading literature of quality, the sort that touches us because of a more profound reason, such as, for instance, because it's got something to say beyond all the futilities and trifles of life, even while depicting the ordinary in life, at the same time that it says it with style, in a unique, admirable manner. An original one.


We are not a county of readers, notwithstanding. We are the country of football turned into a cult, of guile being ranked high as a cardinal virtue, of Carnival made for exportation. A country where there are more letters in political party acronyms than in all many of our politicians have written in a lifetime. A country where ethics has become a joke theme. Where democracy is but a ridiculous puppet theatre.

Yes, I look around and see that many problems could be solved if we had the habit of reading. But I am not even sure whether there is someone reading these words. - Author: Camilo Gomes Jr.
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#198. Reading books is fantastic. I didn't do it until ten years ago. It's great. - Author: Sam Amidon
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#199. I love reading religious authors. Especially in the sort of circle I move in, people tend to be more secular, and I love reading books by just really smart people of religious faith. It's always a really cool perspective. - Author: Mallory Ortberg
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#200. If a book is worth reading, it will most probably be worth reading twice. - Author: Aman Jassal
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#201. I've never seen an 'English' books section in, well, an English bookshop, but in Scotland, most bookshops have a set of shelves dedicated to Scottish authors. - Author: Sara Sheridan
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#202. The books housed in one's first adult bookshelf are the geological bed of who we wish to become - Author: Sheridan Hay
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#203. The Story Girl was written in 1910 and published in 1911. It was the last book I wrote in my old home by the gable window where I had spent so many happy hours of creation. It is my own favourite among my books, the one that gave me the greatest pleasure to write, the one whose characters and landscape seem to me most real. All the children in the book are purely imaginary. The old "King Orchard" was a compound of our old orchard in Cavendish and the orchard at Park Corner. "Peg Bowen" was suggested by a half-witted, gypsy-like personage who roamed at large for many years over the Island and was the terror of my childhood. - Author: L.M. Montgomery
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#204. I loved words that filled your mouth, and sounded as if you were used to books. - Author: Gene Stratton-Porter
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#205. People are always coming up to me with my books and saying, 'You write these things I think but I could never say.' - Author: Jennifer Weiner
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#206. [Books] were devices as crassly practical for storing or transmitting language, as the latest Silicon Valley miracles. But by accident, not by cunning calculation, books, because of their weight and texture, and because of their sweetly token resistance to manipulation, involve our hands and eyes, and then our mind and souls, in a spiritual adventure. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#207. The Concord public library committee deserve well of the public by their action in banishing Mark Twain's new book, Huckleberry Finn, on the ground that it is trashy and vicious. It is time that this influential pseudonym should cease to carry into homes and libraries unworthy productions… The advertising samples of this book, which have disfigured the Century magazine, are enough to tell any reader how offensive the whole thing must be. They are no better in tone than the dime novels which flood the blood-and-thunder reading population… his literary skill is, of course, superior, but their moral level is low, and their perusal cannot be anything less than harmful - Author: The New York Times
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#208. I closed my eyes, feeling the tug of the books. This was my refuge, my fortress of solitude. Standing in this quiet cave, surrounded by walls of books, was normally enough to ease my mind no matter how stressful things got . . . but not today. Today the books called to me. Every one was a gateway to magic, waiting to be unlocked. - Author: Jim C. Hines
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#209. 7. CCR; Robert of Reading; Murimuth; Dugdale, Monasticon; Annales - Author: Alison Weir
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#210. You know the logics setup. You got a logic in your house. It looks like a vision receiver used to, only it's got keys instead of dials and you punch the keys for what you wanna get. It's hooked in to the tank, which has the Carson Circuit all fixed up with relays. Say you punch "Station SNAFU" on your logic. Relays in the tank take over an' whatever vision-program SNAFU is telecastin' comes on your logic's screen. Or you punch "Sally Hancock's Phone" an' the screen blinks an' sputters an' you're hooked up with the logic in her house an' if somebody answers you got a vision-phone connection. But besides that, if you punch for the weather forecast or who won today's race at Hialeah or who was mistress of the White House durin' Garfield's administration or what is PDQ and R sellin' for today, that comes on the screen too. The relays in the tank do it. The tank is a big buildin' full of all the facts in creation an' all the recorded telecasts that ever was made - an' it's hooked in with all the other tanks all over the country - an' everything you wanna know or see or hear, you punch for it an' you get it. Very convenient. Also it does math for you, an' keeps books, an' acts as consultin' chemist, physicist, astronomer, an' tea-leaf reader, with a "Advice to the Lovelorn" thrown in. The only thing it won't do is tell you exactly what your wife meant when she said, "Oh, you think so, do you?" in that peculiar kinda voice. Logics don't work good on women. Only on things that make s - Author: Murray Leinster
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#211. Reading is a respite from the restlessness of technology, but it's not only that. It's how I reset and recharge. It's how I escape, but it's also how I engage. And reading should spur further engagement. - Author: Will Schwalbe
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#212. The intensity of childhod reading, the instant and complete absorption in a book - a good book, a bad book, in any kind of book - is something I would give much to recapture - Author: Lucy Mangan
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#213. Here and there awareness is growing that man, far from being the overlord of all creation, is himself part of nature, subject to the same cosmic forces that control all other life. Man's future welfare and probably even his survival depend upon his learning to live in harmony, rather than in combat, with these forces.
Essay on the Biological Sciences, in: Good Reading (1958) - Author: Rachel Carson
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#214. Make reading a guilty pleasure... - Author: Missy Jane
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#215. I believe in originality, primarily. However, it's important to know what there has been before to aim in that direction. Art history informs us. It informs our mind. I like to look at books, exhibitions, paintings, as a computer, subconsciously taking on information. - Author: Philip Treacy
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#216. What does labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures, to make manhood more noble, womanhood more beautiful, and childhood more happy and bright. - Author: Samuel Gompers
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#217. Communications technology changes possibilities for communication, but that doesn't mean it changes the inherited structure of the brain. So you may think that you're addicted to online reading, but as soon as it isn't available anymore, your brain will pretty immediately adjust to other forms of reading. It's a habit like all habits. - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#218. I'm an HSP to the core. I avoid violent imagery (I abandoned reading Elaine Aron's The Highly Sensitive Person on my first try because - in typical HSP fashion - I couldn't handle the frequent references to sexual abuse). I'm very empathetic, and I feel as though my head will explode when two people try to talk to me at the same time. I have difficulty making dinner while the counter is cluttered with the morning's dishes. I lose my mind when someone is singing while the radio is playing a different song. Watching the news makes me want to assume the fetal position and never get up. - Author: Anne Bogel
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#219. These are the things I learned (in Kindergarten):

1. Share everything.
2. Play fair.
3. Don't hit people.
4. Put things back where you found them.
5. CLEAN UP YOUR OWN MESS.
6. Don't take things that aren't yours.
7. Say you're SORRY when you HURT somebody.
8. Wash your hands before you eat.
9. Flush.
10. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
11. Live a balanced life - learn some and drink some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work everyday some.
12. Take a nap every afternoon.
13. When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.
14. Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
15. Goldfish and hamster and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup - they all die. So do we.
16. And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned - the biggest word of all - LOOK. - Author: Robert Fulghum
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#220. The quotation-business is booming. No subdivision of the culture seems too narrow to have a quotation book of its own ... It would be an understatement to say that these books lean on one another. To compare them is to stroll through a glorious jungle of incestuous mutual plagiarism. - Author: James Gleick
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#221. The age of the pulp magazine was the last in which youngsters, to get their primitive material, were forced to be literate. - Author: Isaac Asimov
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#222. I started reading when I was about three, a little over three. - Author: Chuck Jones
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#223. My God," complained Arthur, "you're talking about a positive mental attitude and you haven't even had your planet demolished today. I woke up this morning and thought I'd have a nice relaxed day, do a bit of reading, brush the dog. ... It's now just after four in the afternoon and I'm already being thrown out of an alien spaceship six light-years from the smoking remains of the Earth!" He spluttered and gurgled as the Vogon tightened his grip. - Author: Douglas Adams
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#224. Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#225. I get a warm feeling among my books. - Author: Anthony Powell
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#226. An awful lot of hokum is talked about love, you know. An importance is ascribed to it that is entirely at variance with fact. People talk as though it were self-evidently the greatest of human values. Nothing is less self-evident. Until Plato dressed his sentimental sensuality in a captivating literary form the ancient world laid no more stress on it than was sensible; the healthy realism of the Muslims has never looked upon it as anything but a physical need; it was Christianity, buttressing its emotional claims with neo-Platonism, that made it into the end an aim, the reason, the justification of life. But Christianity was the religion of slaves. It offered the weary and the heavy-laden heaven to compensate them in the future for their misery in this world and the opiate of love to enable them to bear it in the present. And like every drug it enervated and destroyed those who became subject to it. For two thousand years it's suffocated us. It's weakened our wills and lessened our courage. In this modern world we live in we know that almost everything is more important to us than love, we know that only the soft and the stupid allow it to affect their actions, and yet we pay it a foolish lip-service. In books, on the stage, in the pulpit, on the platform the same old sentimental rubbish is talked that was used to hoodwink the slaves of Alexandria. - Author: W. Somerset Maugham
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#227. The internet creates more of an appetite for media - it doesn't replace physical books, radio or TV. - Author: Marissa Mayer
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#228. Even most of those who really never have time to read a book usually have more than enough time to listen to one. - Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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#229. Do you like pets better than toys and books? I always did, so I thought very likely you would too. - Author: Georgette Heyer
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#230. A merchant, then," Nicholas clarified.
Hasan nodded, his smile slightly crooked with the swelling on his face. "It is natural. Abbi brought me many books, taught me many languages. English, Turkish, French, Greek. So you see, I cannot travel in your way, but he has helped me to go far on my own feet. - Author: Alexandra Bracken
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#231. In this way they went on, and on, and on-in the language of the story-books-until at last the village lights appeared before them, and the church spire cast a long reflection on the graveyard grass; as if it were a dial (alas, the truest in the world!) marking, whatever light shone out of Heaven, the flight of days and weeks and years, by some new shadow on that solemn ground. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#232. In the beginning, I want to say something about human greatness. Some time ago, I was reading texts of Kungtse. When I read these texts, I understood something about human greatness. What I understood from his writings was: What is greatest in human beings is what makes them equal to everybody else. Everything else that deviates higher or lower from what is common to all human beings makes us less. If we know this, we can develop a deep respect for every human being. - Author: Bert Hellinger
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#233. the intensity was so great that sometimes life felt almost unlivable, and when nothing could give me any peace of mind except books, with their different places, different times, and different people, where I was no one and no one was me. That - Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard
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#234. Get Inspired: I'm continually inspired by Stuart Brown's work on play and Daniel Pink's book A Whole New Mind.4 If you want to learn more about the importance of play and rest, read these books. - Author: Brene Brown
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#235. My face is not a book, Brooks. Stop reading it. - Author: Cat Phoenix
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#236. As an actor, I know immediately if I'm saying a word that doesn't feel right coming out of my mouth, and I know how to change it. But as a director watching something, or even as a writer reading a script, sometimes it's not always clear what needs to be fixed. - Author: Scott Foley
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#237. The second death. To think that you died and no one would remember you. I wondered if this was why we tried so hard to make our mark in America. To be known. Think of how important celebrity has become. We sing to get famous; expose our worst secrets to get famous; lose weight, eat bugs, even commit murder to get famous. Our young people post their deepest thoughts on public web sites. They run cameras from their bedrooms. It's as if we are screaming Notice Me! Remember Me! Yet the notoriety barely lasts. Names quickly blur and in time are forgotten. - Author: Mitch Albom
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#238. Reading kicks God's balls in the ass! - Author: Johnny Ryan
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#239. Books pull you to other worlds ... let them, and enjoy the adventure. - Author: H.B. Bolton
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