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.
Submitted by kkprice 3 months ago
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I can guarantee that the books have no religious teaching whatever in them - in fact they do not teach anything at all.
The `Why?' cannot, and need not, be put into words. Those for whom a child's mind is a sealed book, and who see no divinity in a child's smile, would read such words in vain: while for any one that has ever loved one true child, no words are needed.
Reading is a total experience, which includes feeling and smelling a book. And I can't read without a pen in my hand.
What I can say is that it was clear to many of us that an indigenous African literary renaissance was overdue. A major objective was to challenge stereotypes, myths, and the image of ourselves and our continent, and to recast them through stories, prose, poetry, essays, and books for our children. That was my overall goal.
In books and in life, you need to read several pages before someone's true character is revealed.
Submitted by ArkAngel 7 months ago
Give me a room whose every nook is dedicated to a book.
Submitted by ArkAngel 9 months ago
I read hungrily and delightedly, and have realised since that you can’t write unless you read.
Submitted by ArkAngel 11 months ago
What did you want to be when you were 16? That's the truest version of yourself.
Submitted by ArkAngel about 1 year ago
If you cannot read all your books...fondle them---peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set them back on the shelves with your own hands, arrange them on your own plan so that you at least know where they are. Let them be your friends; let them, at any rate, be your acquaintances.
Submitted by laura about 2 years ago
Rudy Steiner was scared of the book theif's kiss. He must have longed for it so much. He must have longed for it so much. he must have loved her so incredibly hard. So hard that he would never ask for her lips again and would go to his grave without them.
“I like that every page in every book can have a gem on it. It's probably what I love most about writing—that words can be used in a way that's like a child playing in a sandpit, rearranging things, swapping them around. They're the best moments in a day of writing - when an image appears that you didn't know would be there when you started work in the morning.”
“We were like matching bookends, almost touching but with volumes between us and stories, so many stories.”
I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and read a book.
Submitted by Quothed over 2 years ago
"Perhaps they were right putting love into books. Perhaps it could not live anywhere else."
Submitted by kkeila21 almost 3 years ago
Miss Prism, from The Importance of Being Earnest - “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.”
Submitted by EmmaGClarke almost 3 years ago
“ Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his are not very new at all. ” ~ Abraham Lincoln
Submitted by excellentquotes over 3 years ago
Reading is food for the soul, while writing is your identity. The books, poems, chapters, words, everything you write? Those are your features; some are flawless, while others have faults. Both make you who you are, enjoy and express it.
Submitted by Chey over 3 years ago
Books are the way that we communicate with the dead.
Submitted by librariansti over 3 years ago