Total found: 77
A.D. Posey
Writing in the dark is hard, but you have to light your own candle and do it anyway.
A.D. Posey
A writer's uniqueness glows and transforms the heart and the soul of a reader.
Alberto Manguel
Readers, censors know, are defined by the books they read.
Alberto Manguel
Every reader has found charms by which to secure possession of a page that, by magic, becomes as if never read before, fresh and immaculate.
Alberto Manguel
But a reader's ambition knows no bounds.
Alberto Manguel
Our society accepts the book as a given, but the act of reading -- once considered useful and important, as well as potentially dangerous and subversive -- is now condescendingly accepted as a pastime, a slow pastime that lacks efficiency and does not contribute to the common good.
Alberto Manguel
We can imagine the books we'd like to read, even if they have not yet been written, and we can imagine libraries full of books we would like to possess, even if they are well beyond our reach, because we enjoy dreaming up a library that reflects every one of our interests and every one of our foibles--a library that, in its variety and complexity, fully reflects the reader we are.
Alberto Manguel
As readers, we have gone from learning a precious craft whose secret was held by a jealous few, to taking for granted a skin that has become subordinate to principles of mindless financial profit or mechanical efficiency, a skill for which governments care almost nothing.
Alberto Manguel
Every reader exists to ensure for a certain book a modest immortality. Reading is, in this sense, a ritual of rebirth.
Anne Fadiman
If you truly love a book, you should sleep with it, write in it, read aloud from it, and fill its pages with muffin crumbs.
Ashley Earley
He stares at me
Ashley Earley
I head in the direction of the Eiffel Tower when I exit the alley, relieved to be out of the dark.
Ashley Earley
I'm being pulled under - father and farther from the surface. My lungs continue to scream for air. Panic is building inside me, threatening to combust. I can't break free.Help! I can't break free!I open my mouth to scream.
Ashley Earley
I freeze, my feet suddenly glued to the floor. It takes me a minute to gather the courage to turn around, but when I do, I immediately wish I hadn't. The boy is standing in the doorway at the end of the hall.Why is he here again? I barely allow myself time to ask the question before I move. Panicked, I turn and run back downstairs as fast as I can.Hey! Wait! he calls after me.I don't stop.
Ashley Earley
I take in all the colorful locks that line the bridge. Each one told a story. Each lock represented a relationship that was once special, whether it ended or turned into true happiness. The locks represented a past, present, and a possible future.
Ashley Earley
One of his hands move away from my face to flatten against my back, pulling me closer to him as he deepens the kiss. He parts my lips under his as my mind seems to sign quietly in content. I kiss him back as fiercely as he kisses me, unable to control the infatuation that rushes through me - feeling almost like fireworks. Not so careful anymore.Little shivers of urgency shoot through me. I push off the window, pressing closer to him. The rush of sensation that is coursing through me feels like I've drunk a gallon of coffee. It feels like an electric buzz is flooding between us.
Ashley Earley
Every gesture and every look he gives me takes me by surprise and causes my heart to stutter.
Ashley Earley
I grab the nearest lamppost when my knees threaten to give out, panting for breath as the words rip through me
Ashley Earley
Night has settled over Paris.The streets have cleared of the crowds, and the city has been lit up. I set my book down, deciding to go for a walk. The Eiffel Tower is only a few blocks away. Now that there aren't many people out, I can walk there without having to fight my way through mobs of gawking tourists.
Ashley Earley
When we step onto the bridge, Nathan turns and spreads his arms out wide. 'Welcome to Pont des Arts, a.k.a. The Lock Bridge.
Ashley Earley
He drinks his coffee tentatively, glancing at me every few seconds, watching me. Every time he glances in my direction, I quickly turn away though he obviously knows I'm watching him. I know he's wondering why I'm staring at him, but he doesn't ask.I finally take a sip of coffee, set the mug back on the table, and voice what's on my mind, I want to draw you.
Ashley Earley
Lonely.My heart grips as the word crosses my mind. So many different feelings come with the word, not just loneliness. The word went beyond its definition. Loneliness has a deeper meaning to those who truly know what it means to be alone.
Ashley Earley
The boy took my sketchbook.
Ashley Earley
The hours tick by as I lie in bed.Memories keep surfacing, tormenting me into unbelievable sadness. I can't bring myself to move. I can't fight the memories that keep filling my thoughts. I stay curled in the fetal position as each memory plays out. I can't stop them from coming. I can't make them go away. Nothing can distract me. I can't block the memories, so they continue to come.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
I am not a supporter of burning books; but like poison, some books should be kept away from simple minds who can't take in the strong content they provide
Ben Oliveira
Reading is only a pretext for our bodies to stick together, like a sculpture, fused in a way that when trying to separate one from other, or the work remains intact or is completely lost
Ben Oliveira
[...] She knew it a book it was not just a book. Everything had a meaning. There was an invisible web that connected the words. It was like magic
Cheryl Alleway
Writing is a gift to both the writer and the reader.
Daniel Keyes
That's the most important thing. If I keep reading, maybe I can hold my own.
David Almond
Books. They are lined up on shelves or stacked on a table. There they are wrapped up in their jackets, lines of neat print on nicely bound pages. They look like such orderly, static things. Then you, the reader come along. You open the book jacket, and it can be like opening the gates to an unknown city, or opening the lid of a treasure chest. You read the first word and you're off on a journey of exploration and discovery.
Debasish Mridha
Through writing, an author opens the window of his heart through which a reader can see the inner self of the author.
Eric Burns
The serious reader in the age of technology is a rebel by definition: a protester without a placard, a Luddite without hammer or bludgeon. She reads on planes to picket the antiseptic nature of modern travel, on commuter trains to insist on individualism in the midst of the herd, in hotel rooms to boycott the circumstances that separate her from her usual sources of comfort and stimulation, during office breaks to escape from the banal conversation of office mates, and at home to revolt against the pervasive and mind-deadening irrelevance of television.
Fran Lebowitz
Think before you speak. Read before you think.
Gabrielle Dubois
Desire may cease once the desired person or object is acquired. The desire of reading doesn't cease once a book is read, however extraordinary this one was.
Gabrielle Dubois
What's happiness for a reader? Be pleasantly surprised by a book from which he expected nothing.
Gabrielle Dubois
Happy be the reader plunged into her book who forgot the world and whom world forgot.
Gabrielle Dubois
Turn the page, your heroine is still there, breathe, relax, life is beautiful: you're in a book!
Gabrielle Dubois
A good reader should always have two books with him: one to read, the other one to lend.
Gabrielle Dubois
The reader leaves his mark on the book, as the book leaves its mark on the reader.
Gabrielle Dubois
Let's read as if books were to disappear tomorrow!
Georges Bataille
Though the immediate impression of rebellion may obscure the fact, the task of authentic literature is nevertheless only conceivable in terms of a desire for fundamental communication with the reader.
Gustave Flaubert
Better to work for yourself alone. You do as you like and follow your own ideas, you admire yourself and please yourself: isn't that the main thing? And then the public is so stupid. Besides, who reads? And what do they read? And what do they admire?
Irvine Welsh
Sitting in the brightly lit library, surrounded by books, in total silence, that was ma personal zenith.
James Altucher
I have never met a mentally strong person who wasn't a voracious reader.
Joyce Rachelle
If you can't write, read.If you can't read, walk.Or walk and read, then write.
Joyce Rachelle
When a bookworm finally decides to leave the house, perhaps to explore some literary destination in one of her novels, she will be surprised to know that there is a volatile, often antagonistic force in the real world known as the weather.
Kamand Kojouri
We are all born as storytellers. Our inner voice tells the first story we ever hear.
Kamand Kojouri
She might not have read many books. But when she reads a book, she swallows the very words. If you open the books on her shelves, you will find that the front and back covers encase white pages.
Kamand Kojouri
Sit here, so I may writeyou into a poem and make you eternal.
Kamand Kojouri
I began to write because of love. I wrote to understand what I felt and what I knew.
Kamand Kojouri
Because at nightwhen others are sleeping, I drown myself in poetry.
Kamand Kojouri
For what was it about books that once finished left the reader in a bit of a haze and made them reread the last few sentences in order to continue the ringing in their hearts a while longer, so as not to let the silence illumine the fact that reading, they had gained something
Kamand Kojouri
Every book has to wait for the right time to be read and understood.
Kamand Kojouri
Sometimes, when inspiration runs dry, I drink classical music until my words spill out.
Kamand Kojouri
I am going to build a fortress of books.Will you come inside and live with me?
Kamand Kojouri
If I had to choose between all the books in the world and you, then I would choose to read your body for the rest of my life.
Kamand Kojouri
It is a dangerous thing to substitute reading or writing for living. Live first, then write.
Kamand Kojouri
Think not of the fragility of life, but of the power of books, when mere words can change our lives simply by being next to each other.
Kamand Kojouri
Oh, how scary and wonderful it is that words can change our lives simply by being next to each other.
Kevin Smokler
We lusty bibliophiles know that reading, unlike just about anything else, is both good for you and loads of fun.
Lailah Gifty Akita
A reader knows the mind of sacred souls.
Lailah Gifty Akita
You can make time to read for 10-20 minutes daily.
Laini Taylor
What's a horizon?' Lazlo asked, straight-faced. 'Is it like the end of an aisle of books?
Lawrence Clark Powell
Books themselves need no defense. Their spokesmen come and go, their readers live and die, they remain constant.
Margaret Fuller
Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The death of a billionaire is worth more to the media than the lives of a billion poor people.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
You are more likely to find three TVs inside a randomly selected house than you are to find a single book that is or was not read to pass an exam, to please God, or to be a better cook.
Munia Khan
I grasp words for the sake of clutching My mind considers them heart touchingRight then I write for my reader's pleasureNot knowing what distance a soul can measure
Munia Khan
Reading is the life-saving water for our minds. Drink pure words as much as you need and remain alive!
Paul Theroux
Reading alters the appearance of a book. Once it has been read, it never looks the same again, and people leave their individual imprint on a book they have read. Once of the pleasures of reading is seeing this alteration on the pages, and the way, by reading it, you have made the book yours.
Paula Gruben
I'm so glad to hear you are a reader, and you found these books to help you work through things on your own.
Peter Ackroyd
For when I trace back the years I have liv'd, gathering them up in my Memory, I see what a chequer'd Work Of Nature my life has been. If I were now to inscribe my own History with its unparalleled Sufferings and surprizing Adventures (as the Booksellers might indite it), I know that the great Part of the World would not believe the Passages there related, by reason of the Strangeness of them, but I cannot help their Unbelief; and if the Reader considers them to be but dark Conceits, then let him bethink himself that Humane life is quite out of the Light and that we are all Creatures of Darknesse.
Sofija
Only a reader can understand how a book with 100 pages can be too long and one with 1000 pages can be too short.
Ursula K. Le Guin
The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.
Vladimir Nabokov
The good, the admirable reader identifies himself not with the boy or the girl in the book, but with the mind that conceived and composed that book.
Vladimir Nabokov
The pale organisms of literary heroes feeding under the author's supervision swell gradually with the reader's lifeblood; so that the genius of a writer consists in giving them the faculty to adapt themselves to that - not very appetizing - food and thrive on it, sometimes for centuries.
Vladimir Nabokov
A wise reader reads the book of genius not with his heart, not so much with his brain, but with his spine. It is there that occurs the telltale tingle...