Total found: 113
Alberto Manguel
Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know.
Amit Kalantri
Ability, experience and books have solution for all the problems.
Amit Kalantri
Before this generation lose the wisdom, one advice - read books.
Ana Claudia Antunes
A book can be a great friend, an advisor, a means to an end. A book reveals so much more than a movie would ever do. For example, when I watched the movie The Hours I was fascinated by the story. Just a year later I decided to read the book. And what was my surprise that I was even more dazzled by its writings than I was by the images… The images in my head were more vivid than the film could ever transport me to that feminine universe that the author was trying (and so successfully granted me) to conceive…
Anuradha Bhattacharyya
School children, who have enjoyed reading a romance or a detective thriller or a novel about terror and conquest, make the invariable mistake of studying literature in the college. They make the mistake of learning theory in place of art; they acquire impediments in their own enjoyment of the books by allowing a set of theories to govern their own reading.
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
A medida que transcurría el tiempo, se afirmaba en la certeza de que el mundo y la vida eran más fáciles de entender a través de un libro.
Audrey Niffenegger
When I began writing The Night Bookmobile, it was a story about a woman's secret life as a reader. As I worked it also became a story about the claims that books place on their readers, the imbalance between our inner and outer lives, a cautionary tale of the seductions of the written word. It became a vision of the afterlife as a library, of heaven as a funky old camper filled with everything you've ever read. What is this heaven? What is it we desire from the hours, weeks, lifetimes we devote to books? What would you sacrifice to sit in that comfy chair with perfect light for an afternoon in eternity, reading the perfect book, forever?
Reading & Thinking Breeds limitless progress.
Austin Wright
like traveling without knowing what country you're going to
B.B. Free
Judge a book by the way you feel after you read the last page.
Balroop Singh
Reading is a breezy journey to enjoy, not a whirlwind to escape!
Blaise Pascal
When we read too fast or too slowly, we understand nothing.
Brandon Sanderson
The ending of a book is, in my experience, both the best and worst part to read. For the ending will often determine whether you love or hate the book.Both emotions lead to disappointment. If the ending was good, and the book was worth your time, then you are left annoyed and depressed because there is no more book to read. However, if the ending was bad, then it's too late to stop reading. You're left annoyed and depressed because you wasted so much time on a book with a bad ending.Therefore, reading is obviously worthless, and you should go spend your time on other, more valuable pursuits.
Brenda Kay Winters
For a book to be a good one a reader must have a connection with the characters and identify with them and have the story hold their attention and want more
Bruno Bettelheim
The ability to read becomes devalued when what one has learned to read adds nothing of importance to one's life.
Brynne Barnes
It plumps up your thinker and fills up your heart. And where you end up is not where you start.
C.S. Lewis
The true reader reads every work seriously in the sense that he reads it whole-heartedly, makes himself as receptive as he can. But for that very reason he cannot possibly read every work solemly or gravely. For he will read 'in the same spirit that the author writ.'... He will never commit the error of trying to munch whipped cream as if it were venison.
C.S. Lewis
For I need not remind such an audience as this that the neat sorting out of books into age-groups, so dear to publishers, has only a very sketchy relation with the habits of any real readers. Those of us who are blamed when old for reading childish books were blamed when children for reading books too old for us. No reader worth his salt trots along in obedience to a time-table.
Caitlín R. Kiernan
I think I might have something for you today, he says, reaches beneath the counter, and his hand comes back with a book, clothbound cover the color of antique ivory, title and author stamped in faded gold and art deco letters. Best Ghost Stories by Algernon Blackwood, and she lifts it carefully off the countertop, picks it up the way someone else might lift a diamond necklace or a sick kitten, and opens the book to the frontispiece and title page, black-and-white photo of the author in a dapper suit, sadkind eyes and his bow tie just a little crooked.
Carl Sagan
And reading itself is an amazing activity: You glance at a thin, flat object made from a tree...and the voice of the author begins to speak inside your head. (Hello!)
Cassandra Clare
You know that feeling, she said, when you are reading a book, and you know that it is going to be a tragedy; you can feel the cold and darkness coming, see the net drawing tight around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you are tied to the story as if being dragged behind a carriage and you cannot let go or turn the course aside.
Charbel Tadros
Reading a book is like living a deep and fulfilling life. Watching a movie is like being a paralyzed person: watching others live their lives while you observe from the sidelines.
Colleen Hoover
I'm pretty sure my addiction to reading has just reached a whole new level.
D.J. MacHale
I rode my bike home and did the one thing that always helped when things weren't going well. I read. Books were my refuge. Getting lost in a solid adventure story was the best way I knew of to turn off reality.
Dacia Maraini
Cosa farei senza libri? Ne ho la casa piena, eppure non mi bastano mai. Vorrei avere una giornata di trentasei ore per poter leggere a mio piacere. Tengo libri di tutte le dimensioni: da tasca, da borsa, da valigia, da taschino, da scaffale, da tavolo. E ne porto sempre uno con me. Non si sa mai: se trovo un momento di tempo, se mi fanno aspettare in un ufficio, che sia alla posta o dal medico, tiro fuori il mio libro e leggo. Quando ho il naso su una pagina non sento la fatica dell'attesa. E, come dice Ortega y Gasset, in un libro mi impaeso, a tal punto che mi è difficile spaesarmi. Esco dai libri con le pupille dilatate. Lo considero il piacere più grande, più sicuro, più profondo della mia vita.
Dan Groat
Books required no interchanges of thoughts and feelings, no trading of expectations, no traffic of words, no menace of real loss. Reading books required far less energy than reading people; the pages seldom disappointed him and they never died.
Daniel D. Maurer
Fiction was a way for me to escape into another world. I would lose myself and all my shame, insecurity, and fear in those books. I would let time slip away in the pages of other worlds. Reading was a life long gift I grew to cherish.
Daniel D. Maurer
At both school and at home, I lost myself in books.
Daniel Ehrenhaft
Reading requires actual concentration. If you skipped a paragraph, or even an important sentence, you could lose the entire story. With most TV shows, though, you didn't have to concentrate at all. You could space out for a good ten minutes, then come back and still figure out what was going on.
David T.W. McCord
Books fall open, you fall in
Dodie Smith
When I read a book, I put in all the imagination I can, so that it is almost like writing the book as well as reading it - or rather, it is like living it. It makes reading so much more exciting, but I don't suppose many people try to do it.
Dorothy Parker
I like best to have one book in my hand, and a stack of others on the floor beside me, so as to know the supply of poppy and mandragora will not run out before the small hours.
E.A. Bucchianeri
Editors can be stupid at times. They just ignore that author's intention. I always try to read unabridged editions, so much is lost with cut versions of classic literature, even movies don't make sense when they are edited too much. I love the longueurs of a book even if they seem pointless because you can get a peek into the author's mind, a glimpse of their creative soul. I mean, how would people like it if editors came along and said to an artist, 'Whoops, you left just a tad too much space around that lily pad there, lets crop that a bit, shall we?'. Monet would be ripping his hair out.
E.A. Bucchianeri
You can't enjoy art or books in a hurry.
E.M. Forster
Long books, when read, are usually overpraised, because the reader wishes to convince others and himself that he has not wasted his time.
Eraldo Banovac
It is equally important to learn from experience and from books.
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
He who doesn't see the essence of books shall surely be ruled by those who find and value the real essence of books.
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The book you read and read well, over and over again, lives in you, becomes your thought and thinking pattern, teaches you all the time and keeps reminding you about how to act and react towards things and occurrences' in life!
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
If a nation reads what is good with a good understanding, it gets a good understanding for a good nation building!
Francis Bacon
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
Gabrielle Zevin
If this were a novel, I'd stop reading right now. I'd throw it across the room.
George Orwell
And if our book consumption remains as low as it has been, at least let us admit that it is because reading is a less exciting pastime than going to the dogs, the pictures or the pub, and not because books, whether bought or borrowed, are too expensive.
George R.R. Martin
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.
Helen Humphreys
Maybe reading was just a way to make her feel less alone, to keep her company. When you read something you are stopped, the moment is stayed, you can sometimes be there more fully than you can in your real life.
Henry Miller
A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. Like money, books must be kept in constant circulation... A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.
Irvine Welsh
Sitting in the brightly lit library, surrounded by books, in total silence, that was ma personal zenith.
Isaac Asimov
- ¿Quieres ver el libro que traigo? -dijo Harlan.- ¿Es posible que lleves esos libros encima?- ¿Por qué no? El viaje en la cabina lleva bastante tiempo. No hay ninguna necesidad de desperdiciarlo.
Jane Austen
With a book he was regardless of time...
Jo Walton
Reading is awesome and flexible and fits around chores and earning money and building the future and whatever else I'm doing that day. My attitude towards reading is entirely Epicurean
Joe Queenan
If you have read 6,000 books in your lifetime, or even 600, it's probably because at some level you find 'reality' a bit of a disappointment.
John Piper
Books don't change people; paragraphs do, Sometimes even sentences.
Joyce Rachelle
Every morning I tell myself, I'll sleep early tonight. And every night I say, One more chapter.
Joyce Rachelle
If difficult times teach us the most important lessons, we should then learn to read difficult books.
Julie Rugg
People who say they don't have time to read simply don't want to.
Kate Kerrigan
In this way, I was able to place my own concerns aside and curl myself up in the cocoon of somebody else's imagination. My life was suspended - I was in neither one place nor the other.
Kilroy J. Oldster
Literature is map of humanity, the documenter of civilization. Books introduce us to the landscape of the greatest minds of every century.
Kilroy J. Oldster
Literature supplements the lives of people and enables us to feel connected with the world. Shared stories blunt a sense of tragic aloneness, and endow us with the tools to understand our humanness. Reading about the lives of other people acquaints us with the hardships of other people. The authorial voices of narrative prose express our shared feelings of deprivation
Kilroy J. Oldster
Reading books makes us more attentive to our personage and the aesthetic world that we live in. Writers that we idolize use language, logic, and nuance to paint physical and emotional scenes with refined precision. A writer's use of vivid language creates lingering aftereffects that work their wonder on the reader's malleable mind. A stirred mind resurrects our semiconscious memories; it causes us to summon up enduring images of our family, friends, and acquaintances. Just as importantly, inspirational writing makes us recognize our own telling character traits and identify our formerly unexpressed thoughts and feelings.
Kilroy J. Oldster
Literature provides a person with a conceptual framework for recognizing human beings recurrent challenges in life. Reading good literature deepens a person's understanding of the variable ways that somebody might respond to circumstances in their world, thereby adding to their own potential intellectual and spiritual depth and expands their understanding of the nuances of their own personal behavior.
Kilroy J. Oldster
Reading literature and engaging in writing breaks through the mental rigidity that experience and repetition breeds.
Kilroy J. Oldster
A program of active reading and writing might be the hardest form of thinking, but it is also the most organized methodology of self-education. Reading exposes the mind to a world of ideas heretofore unimaginable and encourages the novice learner to write. Reading is a form a joint mediation and writing represents the product of several authors' collective and collaborative minds at work.
Kilroy J. Oldster
We all act as independent learners in charge of designing our autodidactic curricula. Reading the books written by the prophetic genius of history including the literary masterpieces and philosophical treatises awakens the mind. Reading can act as a gateway drug leading to writing and expansion of a personal state of conscious awareness.
Kilroy J. Oldster
A person can escape an ingrained pattern of mental incapacity or 'non compos mentis' (no power of the mind) by reading, writing, thinking, and studying their environment for telling external determinates that will shape a journey of the mind, body, and soul.
Kilroy J. Oldster
The purpose of life is to become acquainted with the deepest recesses of a person's own mind by reflecting upon what a person reads, witnesses, and personally experiences. Wisdom is a form of power. Lacking knowledge of the world and without comprehending the essence of humanity, we can never know the truth of our own being.
lauren klarfeld
A girl who travels will need someone that questions her, not too little, and not too much. She'll need someone to read her, but also really listen to her. Because she'll want to do the same. She'll want a person that shares an interest but at the same time stays genuine to who they are. Not drown in a puddle of narcissism. And not drown in a lake of fascination.
lauren klarfeld
Few people will understand that to love is like being able to select and read a good book. They don't just stop at the title or the cover. They stop because...they wanted to read the content. The wanted to read each word, each sentence, each line, but most of all, what was in between the lines...
Lisa Bloom
Read. Read until your eyes are sore. Then read some more.
Lori R. Lopez
My books are a word feast.
M.R. James
Those who spend the greater part of their time in reading or writing books are, of course, apt to take rather particular notice of accumulations of books when they come across them. They will not pass a stall, a shop, or even a bedroom-shelf without reading some title, and if they find themselves in an unfamiliar library, no host need trouble himself further about their entertainment.
Mark Helprin
Read what you find interesting, and then follow your interests. You'll find that in doing so you always generate enough to illuminate the next step.
Mark Helprin
I read. The more you read, the more the world opens up to you... and the happier you are and more comforted you feel. It's up to you. No you is educated who cannot educate himself.
Mehmet Murat ildan
When an ignorant reads ignorant things or when he comes together with other ignorant, his ignorance will deepen and his fate will worsen!
Mehmet Murat ildan
Without reading many different books, you can never leave the port of ignorance and can never obtain the peaceful mind of knowing the truth!
Mehmet Murat ildan
Keep reading! Keep travelling! Keep thinking! And finally you will be there, in the Land of Wisdom where the mind has the power of an eagle's eye!
Mehmet Murat ildan
By reading books, you lose your old self and you find your new self! To read is to travel from self to another self!
Melissa Marr
Life is too short to read books that I'm not enjoying.
Mette Hjort
...human beings are able to attend to issues longer, to think harder about them, to receive deeper impressions that last longer, if information is presented in a context of emotion--a sort of hot dressing--than if it is presented wholly without affect.
Michel Houellebecq
An entire life spent reading would have fulfilled my every desire; I already knew that at the age of seven. The texture of the world is painful, inadequate; unalterable, or so it seems to me. Really, I believe that an entire life spent reading would have suited me best. Such a life has not been granted me...
Mortimer J. Adler
Don't try to resist the effect that a work of imaginative literature has on you.
Mortimer J. Adler
The student can read as fast as his mind will let him, not as slow as his eyes make him.
Mortimer J. Adler
The reader who fails to ponder, or at least mark, the words he does not understand is headed for disaster.
Mortimer J. Adler
Most of us are addicted to non-active reading. The outstanding fault of the non-active or undemanding reader is his inattention to words, and his consequent failure to come to terms with the author.
Mortimer J. Adler
You will find that your comprehension of any book will be enormously increased if you only go to the trouble of finding its important words, identifying their shifting meanings, and coming to terms. Seldom does such a small change in habit have such a large effect.
Mortimer J. Adler
From your point of view as a reader, therefore, the most important words are those that give you trouble.
Munia Khan
Reading is the life-saving water for our minds. Drink pure words as much as you need and remain alive!
Munia Khan
Reading books is like wearing winter clothes; it covers and warms up the body of your naked soul.
Neil Gaiman
The boy was a model pupil, forgettable and easily forgotten, and he sent much of his spare time in the back of the English class where there were shelves of old paperbacks, and in the school library, a large room filled with books and old armchairs, where he read stories as enthusiastically as some children ate.
Nico J. Genes
The girl whose table I occupied was reading a book but I couldn't help but notice that all this time, she was secretly watching me.You are beautiful.I took my eyes off my phone and I saw the girl talking to me. I was embarrassed and didn't know what to say or how to react.
Noah Cicero
Vuelvo a la lectura.Me encanta leer.Es lo único que me mantiene a flote.
Norman Cousins
The way a book is read- which is to say,the qualities a reader brings to a book- can have as much to do with its worth as anything the author puts into it.
Olaf Stapledon
But why, he said with animation, do the English not read their own great literature?Victor laughed triumphantly, and said, Because at school they are made to hate it.
Patty Wiseman
On getting lost in a book. Set adriftA life unknownConnections formLove is sewn
Paxton Hood
Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as the latter.
R.L Middleton
To read is to truly escape from oneself
Richard Ford
Real mystery - the very reason to read (and certainly write) any book - was to them a thing to dismantle, distill and mine out into rubble they could tyrannize into sorry but more permanent explanations; monuments to themselves, in other words. In my view all teachers should be required to stop teaching at age thirty-two and not allowed to resume until they're sixty-five, so that they can live their lives, not teach them away - live lives full of ambiguity and transience and regret and wonder, be asked to explain nothing in public until very near the end when they can't do anything else. Explaining is where we all get into trouble.
Richelle E. Goodrich
Every book is its own black hole. Don't fight the pull; find out where it takes you.
Richelle E. Goodrich
Hey, pretty book, why don't you lie in my lap awhile?
Richelle E. Goodrich
Books are carnival rides for your imagination.
Richelle E. Goodrich
I love words.  I crave descriptions that overwhelm my imagination with vivid detail.  I dwell on phrases that make my heart thrum.  I cherish expressions that pierce my emotions and force the tears to spill over.   In essence, I long for a writer's soul sealed in ink on the page.
Rosette Mugidde Wamambe
Small Actions Often Lead To Big Results
Sanchita Pandey
Read a good book every day. Books help to educate the soul. The mere joy of learning something new will instill the will to live in you.
Sarah Van Arsdale
Good fiction often gives us characters in extremity, which ironically gives us a clearer mirror in which to see ourselves.
Sergio Troncoso
A narcissist with power will attempt to prove in the world only what is already in his head. He can't 'see' otherwise. For him, the 'outside world' is not beyond him and does not question or challenge him and his ideas. He is the world. Others will assent to his distorted worldview, because he is powerful, not because he is believable. If he possesses any reflection, that will be exactly what will gnaw at the narcissist with power most of all: his 'truths' are inauthentic, and he is a human being without integrity. The very narcissism and power he possesses prevent him from an ongoing relationship with the truth, which begins with self-humility and the curiosity this can create in a person.
Shannon Hale
But, how do you know if an ending is truly good for the characters unless you've traveled with them through every page?
Simon Van Booy
[I] read books because I love them, not because I think I should read them.
Only a reader can understand how a book with 100 pages can be too long and one with 1000 pages can be too short.
Stephen King
Description is what makes the reader a sensory participant in the story. Good description is a learned skill,one of the prime reasons you cannot succeed unless you read a lot and write a lot. It's not just a question of how-to, you see; it's a question of how much to. Reading will help you answer how much, and only reams of writing will help you with the how. You can learn only by doing.
Susan Coolidge
She read all sorts of things: travels, and sermons, and old magazines. Nothing was so dull that she couldn't get through with it. Anything really interesting absorbed her so that she never knew what was going on about her. The little girls to whose houses she went visiting had found this out, and always hid away their story-books when she was expected to tea. If they didn't do this, she was sure to pick one up and plunge in, and then it was no use to call her, or tug at her dress, for she neither saw nor heard anything more, till it was time to go home.
Susan Wiggs
You're never alone when you're reading a book.
Tiffany Madison
If the novel is dead, I'm a necrophiliac.
Tiffini Johnson
Books whose topics I thoroughy depsise are accapteble because they often force the reader to think and to examine his own beliefs. In an age where most people are either blindly obedient or radical, exposing oneself to the ideas contained in even the most controversial of books is a good thing.
After I read a good book, I have a hard time coping with reality.
Wil Zeus
Deep layers of context are missed when cursorily reading for quantity at the expense of comprehension - only the vapid are impressed by those who try to squeeze as many books as possible into each passing month as if shoving one more oiled hot dog down the gullet in a food eating contest to prove accumulation superiority.