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George R.R. Martin
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Hilary Mantel
“Some of these things are true and some of them lies. But they are all good stories.”
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall

Frida Kahlo
“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.”
Frida Kahlo

Terry Pratchett
“A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.”
Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!

Margaret Fuller
“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”
Margaret Fuller

Pseudonymous Bosch
“Generally speaking, books don't cause much harm. Except when you read them, that is. Then they cause all kinds of problems.”
Pseudonymous Bosch, The Name of This Book Is Secret

Jarod Kintz
“Reading—it’s the third best thing to do in bed.
”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible

Amy Plum
“Besides the alternate universe offered by a book, the quiet space of a museum was my favorite place to go. My mom said I was an escapist at heart . . . that I preferred imaginary worlds to the real one. It’s true that I’ve always been able to yank myself out of this world and plunge myself into another.”
Amy Plum, Die for Me

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
“What refuge is there for the victim who is oppressed with the feeling that there are a thousand new books he ought to read, while life is only long enough for him to attempt to read a hundred?”
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Over the Teacups

Derek Walcott
“I read; I travel; I become”
Derek Walcott

Aldous Huxley
“Every man with a little leisure and enough money for railway tickets, every man, indeed, who knows how to read, has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.”
Aldous Huxley, Jesting Pilate
tags: man, read

Christopher Morley
“Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.”
Christopher Morley

Virginia Woolf
“Often on a wet day I begin counting up; what I've read and what I haven't read.”
Virginia Woolf, Between the Acts

Nora Ephron
“When I buy a new book, I always read the last page first, that way in case I die before I finish, I know how it ends. That, my friend, is a dark side.”
Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally

Jarod Kintz
“I want to write a book so long that it will take the average person their whole life to read. It will be exactly the same length as the Bible.”
Jarod Kintz, I Want

Miranda July
“This person realizes that staying home means blowing off everyone this person has ever known. But the desire to stay in is very strong. This person wants to run a bath and then read in bed.”
Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You

Jarod Kintz
“When the clock reads 3:00, I don’t call it three o’clock, I call it three hundred, and I remember the Spartans. At 3:01, however, I remember what I was doing at 2:59, and I get back to it.
”
Jarod Kintz, The Titanic would never have sunk if it were made out of a sink.

Jarod Kintz
“Every night I pray I whisper into a megaphone, not only so God is sure to hear, but also my neighbors, because I pray to God He’ll deliver pestilence and plague to the residents next door. I even tell God the exact address, as if He can’t read my heart. But it’s not for His benefit, it’s for my neighbors’.
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Jarod Kintz, The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They're Over.

Giovanni Boccaccio
“You must read, you must persevere, you must sit up nights, you must inquire, and exert the utmost power of your mind. If one way does not lead to the desired meaning, take another; if obstacles arise, then still another; until, if your strength holds out, you will find that clear which at first looked dark.”
Giovanni Boccaccio

Alberto Manguel
“I don't remember ever feeling lonely; in fact, on the rare occasions when I met other children I found their games and their talk far less interesting than the adventures and dialogues I read in my books.”
Alberto Manguel, A History of Reading

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
“The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Alberto Manguel
“In the light, we read the inventions of others; in the darkness we invent our own stories. ”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

Tom Clancy
“The Only way to do all the things you'd like to do is to read”
Tom Clancy
tags: read

François Mauriac
“Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are" is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what you reread.”
François Mauriac

“Reading, for me, is like this: consumptive, pleasing, calming, as much as edifying. It's how I feel after a good dinner. That's why I do it so often: It feels wonderful. The book is mind and I insert myself into it, cover it entire, ear my way through every last slash and dot. That's something you can do with a book, unlike television or movies or the Internet. You can eat it, or mark it, like a dog does on a hydrant. ”
Tara Bray Smith

Alberto Manguel
“My books hold between their covers every story I've ever known and still remember, or have now forgotten, or may one day read; they fill the space around me with ancient and new voices. ”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

Christian Bauman
“Reading was a joy, a desperately needed escape -- I didn't read to learn, I was reading to read.”
Christian Bauman

Jarod Kintz
“Can you tell by where my eyes are looking what I’m thinking? Hint: I’m staring directly at your vagina.
”
Jarod Kintz, The Titanic would never have sunk if it were made out of a sink.

Jarod Kintz
“If I were a taxi cab driver, as lots of writers supposedly are, and my boss were to tell me that I couldn’t read on the job, I’d obediently go around running every STOP sign.”
Jarod Kintz, I Should Have Renamed This

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