Sep 17, 2010
I enjoy quotes, I think you know that. Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit, something I am sometimes lacking. One of my favorite pastimes is reading. And so, putting two loves together like peanut butter M&M's, here are some great quotes on reading.
"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."
"The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones."
"A room without books is like a body without a soul."
"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it."
"A house without books is like a room without windows."
"My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity."
"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them."
"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."
"Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life."
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library."
-Jorge Luis Borges
A book is a gift you can open again and again."
"There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all."
"Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."
"If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."
"Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book."
"It is not true that "we have only one life to live"; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish."
"Books may well be the only true magic."
"When you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before."
"After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world."
"Reading brings us unknown friends."
-Honoré de Balzac
"My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read."
"We read to know that we are not alone."