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 8 months ago
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Reading is a total experience, which includes feeling and smelling a book. And I can't read without a pen in my hand.
Submitted by MarisaO2 about 1 year ago
I read hungrily and delightedly, and have realised since that you can’t write unless you read.
What did you want to be when you were 16? That's the truest version of yourself.
Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
Submitted by prettygeenius over 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 over 2 years ago
"Can you read, Pooh?" he asked a little anxiously. "there's a notice about knocking and ringing outside my door which Christopher robin wrote. could you read it?"
"Christopher robin told me what it said, and then I could."
Submitted by poohbear almost 3 years ago
Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers.
Submitted by ArkAngel almost 3 years ago
I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and read a book.
Submitted by Quothed about 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 almost 4 years ago
Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another.
Submitted by librariansti about 4 years ago
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Submitted by ArkAngel about 4 years ago
All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books.
Submitted by rnavaneethan over 4 years ago
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 about 5 years 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 about 5 years ago