Sunday, June 15, 2008

Quotes About Reading

"Never force yourself to read a book that you do not enjoy. There are so many good books in the world that it is foolish to waste time on one that not give you pleasure". - Atwood H. Townsend.

"A library is a fueling station for your mind." - Steve Leveen

"You became a reader because you saw and heard someone you admired enjoying the experience, someone led you to the world of books even before you could read, let you taste the magic of stories, took you to the library, and allowed you to stay up later at night to read in bed." - Jim Trelease

"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to bechewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts,others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly,and with diligence and attention." - Francis Bacon

"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?" - Henry Ward Beecher

"Books, I found, had the power to make timestand still, retreat or fly into the future." - Jim Bishop

"The failure to read good books both enfeebles the visionand strengthens our most fatal tendency--the belief that the here and now is all there is." - Allan Bloom

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." - Jorge Luis Borges

"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.Just get people to stop reading them." - Ray Bradbury

"When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began." - Rita Mae Brown

"To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting." - Edmund Burke

"The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them." - Samuel Butler

"A truly great book should be read in youth,again in maturity and once more in old age,as a fine building should be seen by morning light,at noon and by moonlight." - Robertson Davies

"There is more treasure in books thanin all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney

"Never judge a book by its movie." - J. W. Eagan

"Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading,to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs,is good for him." - Richard McKenna

"A library is thought in cold storage." - Herbert Samuel

"By elevating your reading, you will improve your writingor at least tickle your thinking." William Safire

"Why pay a dollar for a bookmark?Why not use the dollar for a bookmark?" - Fred Stoller

"No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance." - Atwood H. Townsend

"What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it." - J. D. Salinger

"What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is the collection of books." - Thomas Carlyle