quotes tagged with 'reading'

Learn as much by writing as by reading.

Author: Lord Acton, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in education reading learning writing lordacton 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one.

Author: Chinese saying, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in reading books friends proverb EDS 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.

Author: Chinese proverb, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in reading books proverb EDS 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A book holds a house of gold.

Author: Chinese proverb, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in gold reading books proverb EDS 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Lock up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.

Author: Virginia Woolf, Source: A Room of One's OwnSaved by ImaWriterIII in freedom revolution reading books library thoughts thinking virginiawoolf 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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

Author: Allan Bloom, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in history vision strength reading books posterity allanbloom 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.

Author: Joseph Joubert, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in reading books josephjoubert 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.

Author: William Styron, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in reading books live adventure experiences tired williamstyron 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.

Author: Gustave Flaubert, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in education children reading learning books live gustaveflaubert 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The books we read help to shape who we are. Reading offers us, as children, our first independence- allowing us to travel far beyond the confines of our immediate world. Books introduce us to great figures in history, narratives that stir our spirit, fictions that tug us out of ourselves and into the lives of a thousand others, and visions of every era through which human beings have lived. And in the process of stretching who we are, books also connect us to all others- of our own or previous times- who have read what we've read. In the community of readers, we instantly become linked to those who share our love for specific characters or passages.

A well-composed book,' says Caroline Gordon, 'is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.'

Author: Ben Jacobs, Source: Quotable Book LoverSaved by ImaWriterIII in history children reading books characters 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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