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On Reading: Quotations

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I collect memorable quotations on everything from sex to humor to writing. These are all on the joy of reading. 

What better way to grow up and mature through life than accompanied by great novels to show us the way?–Lucy Horner.

Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier. ~ Kathleen Norris

Be careful of reading health books. You may die of a misprint.—Mark TwainMarkTwain

When you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before. ~ Thomas Carlyle

A book is like a piece of rope; it takes on meaning only in connection with the things it holds together. ~ Norman Cousins

I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.~ Aneurin Bevan 

A novel is never anything but a philosophy put into images.—~ Albert Camus 

The flood of print has turned reading into a process of gulping rather than savoring—Warren Chappell

The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.~ Frank Dane 

Never judge a book by its movie.~ J. W. Eagan ~

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.~ Logan Pearsall Smith ~

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 ~

“Every reader, as he reads, is actually the reader of himself. The writer’s work is only a kind of optical instrument he provides the reader so he can discern what he might never have seen in himself without this book. –Proust

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One response »

  1. Very very cool!! Love the Camus: my point exactly.

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