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  • #1
    Rumer Godden
    “There is an Indian proverb that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emtional, and a spiritual . Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.”
    Rumer Godden

  • #2
    Bertrand Russell
    “There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.”
    Bertrand Russell

  • #3
    Plato
    “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
    Plato

  • #4
    I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
    “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
    Jorge Luis Borges

  • #5
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    “Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • #6
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

  • #7
    Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
    “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

  • #8
    George R.R. Martin
    “... a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

  • #9
    Zora Neale Hurston
    “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”
    Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

  • #10
    Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.
    “Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
    Roald Dahl

  • #11
    Jane Goodall
    “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
    Jane Goodall

  • #12
    Norman Rush
    “The main effort of arranging your life should be to progressively reduce the amount of time required to decently maintain yourself so that you can have all the time you want for reading.”
    Norman Rush

  • #13
    Terry Pratchett
    “The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”
    Terry Pratchett, Diggers

  • #14
    Robert A. Heinlein
    “Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
    Robert A. Heinlein

  • #15
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “It is perfectly true, as philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forwards.”
    Søren Kierkegaard

  • #16
    L.M. Montgomery
    “Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”
    L.M. Montgomery

  • #17
    Haruki Murakami
    “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • #18
    Mark Twain
    “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”
    Mark Twain

  • #19
    Richard Hughes
    “Do your bit to save humanity from lapsing back into barbarity by reading all the novels you can.”
    Richard Hughes

  • #20
    Stanley Kunitz
    “The universe is a continuous web. Touch it at any point and the whole web quivers.”
    Stanley Kunitz

  • #21
    Joseph Brodsky
    “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”
    Joseph Brodsky

  • #22
    Alan Bennett
    “What she was finding also was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned and the days weren't long enough for the reading she wanted to do.”
    Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

  • #23
    Anne Frank
    “It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
    Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

  • #24
    Cormac McCarthy
    “You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.”
    Cormac McCarthy, No Country For Old Men

  • #25
    Mark Twain
    “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”
    Mark Twain

  • #26
    Alice Hoffman
    “Books may well be the only true magic.”
    Alice Hoffman

  • #27
    Cynthia Ozick
    “We take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”
    Cynthia Ozick

  • #28
    Rachel Carson
    “The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”
    Rachel Carson

  • #29
    Bill Watterson
    “It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept.”
    Bill Watterson



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