Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.
Submitted by ArkAngel 8 months ago
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A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.
I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.
Submitted by earthtojennifer 9 months ago
When you go and finish a project which takes months and years to write and edit there are a million people who will always say that they like what you wrote but would have done this or would have changed that. I always politely listen to them and think, "No you wouldn't have, because you didn't." An author needs a reader but it's definitely a hate-love relationship.
Submitted by Crzybo 9 months ago
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
Submitted by thestephb 10 months ago
There is creative reading as well as creative writing.
Submitted by ArkAngel 11 months ago
She entered the story knowing she would emerge from it feeling she had been immersed in the lives of others, in plots that stretched back twenty years, her body full of sentences and moments, as if awaking from sleep with a heaviness caused by unremembered dreams.
Submitted by jaymediane about 1 year ago
The way a book smells when you thumb through it. The way quiet winter air makes you feel like no one else exists. The smell of the woods after a thunderstorm. That split second before your chair tips back. The feeling right before you cry. The euphoria before the heartbreak. That moment when you wonder if they think of you the way you think of them. These things, I live for.
Submitted by wallflower about 1 year ago
Date a girl who doesn’t read. The girl who reads knows the importance of plot; can trace out the demarcations of a prologue, the sharp ridges of a climax. The girl who reads will be patient with an intermission, expedite a denouement. But of all things, the girl who reads knows most the ineluctable significance of an end; is comfortable with them. She has bid farewell to a thousand heroes with a twinge of sadness.
Submitted by earthtojennifer about 1 year ago
It doesn’t matter. I have books, new books, and I can bear anything as long as there are books.
I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
The reading or non-reading a book will never keep down a single petticoat.
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape;...it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.
Submitted by librariansti over 1 year ago
The keys to life are running and reading. [...] For reading: there have been gazillions of people that have lived before all of us. There's no new problem you could have - with your parents, with school, with a bully. There's no new problem that someone hasn't already had and written about it in a book.
Submitted by qwoat over 1 year ago