Quotes on Reading!


I was looking for Quotes on reading while researching for an essay, and I must say I found some wonderful ones! Enjoy!

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.  ~Oscar Wilde

Lord! when you sell a man a book you don’t sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life.  Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night – there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.  ~Christopher Morley

You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.  ~Paul Sweeney

My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter.  ~Thomas Helm

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.  ~Mark Twain, attributed

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.  ~Attributed to Groucho Marx

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.  ~P.J. O’Rourke

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read.  ~G.K. Chesterton


The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.  ~James Bryce

A good book should leave you… slightly exhausted at the end.  You live several lives while reading it.  ~William Styron, interview, Writers at Work, 1958

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.  ~Abraham Lincoln

I’ve never known any trouble that an hour’s reading didn’t assuage.  ~Charles de Secondat, Baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu, Pensées Diverses

To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations – such is a pleasure beyond compare.  ~Kenko Yoshida

These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.  From each of them goes out its own voice… and just as the touch of a button on our set will fill the room with music, so by taking down one of these volumes and opening it, one can call into range the voice of a man far distant in time and space, and hear him speaking to us, mind to mind, heart to heart.  ~Gilbert Highet

Nothing is worth reading that does not require an alert mind.  ~Charles Dudley Warner

“A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.” ~W.H Auden

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.  ~Edmund Burke

The art of reading is in great part that of acquiring a better understanding of life from one’s encounter with it in a book.  ~André Maurois

Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes.  ~John LeCarre


He who lends a book is an idiot.  He who returns the book is more of an idiot.  ~Arabic

Proverb


Books – the best antidote against the marsh-gas of boredom and vacuity.  ~George Steiner

Books have to be read (worse luck it takes so long a time).  It is the only way of discovering what they contain.  A few savage tribes eat them, but reading is the only method of assimilation revealed to the West.  ~E.M. Forster

Except a living man there is nothing more wonderful than a book!  A message to us from the dead, – from human souls whom we never saw, who lived perhaps thousands of miles away; and yet these, on those little sheets of paper, speak to us, teach us, comfort us, open their hearts to us as brothers.  ~Charles Kingsley

Let your bookcases and your shelves be your gardens and your pleasure-grounds.  Pluck the fruit that grows therein, gather the roses, the spices, and the myrrh.  ~Judah Ibn Tibbon

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested thoroughly.  ~Francis Bacon

Reading – the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay.  ~William Styron (Heck yah!)

From http://www.quotegarden.com/books.html

Love to all!

-Tani

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