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“اعطتني القراءة عذرًا مقبولًا لعزلتي، بل ربما اعطت مغزىً لتلك العزلة المفروضة عليّ”
Alberto Manguel, A History of Reading
“Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know.”
Alberto Manguel, A Reading Diary: A Passionate Reader's Reflections on a Year of Books
“At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book—that string of confused, alien ciphers—shivered into meaning. Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; at that moment, whole universes opened. You became, irrevocably, a reader.”
Alberto Manguel, A History of Reading
“Books may not change our suffering, books may not protect us from evil, books may not tell us what is good or what is beautiful, and they will certainly not shield us from the common fate of the grave. But books grant us myriad possibilities: the possibility of change, the possibility of illumination.”
Alberto Manguel
“Each book was a world unto itself, and in it I took refuge.”
Alberto Manguel, A History of Reading
“I wanted to live among books.”
Alberto Manguel, A History of Reading
“In the light, we read the inventions of others; in the darkness we invent our own stories. ”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night
“In my fool hardy youth, when my friends were dreaming of heroic deeds in the realms of engineering and law, finance and national politics, I dreamt of becoming a librarian. ”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night
“أثناء النهار ، أكتب ، وأنتقل بين الكتب متصفحا ، معيدا ترتيبها ، أفسح للحديث منها مكانا ، وأعيد تشكيل الاقسام لتوفير حيز جديد. الكتب الجديدة الوافدة يرحب بها بعد فترة من الفحص. إذا كان الكتاب مستعملا ، أدع كل الإشارات التي دونت عليه على حالها ، الآثار التي يتركها القارئ السابق: رفاق السفر الذين سجلوا مرورهم بالتعليقات المخربشة ، اسم ما على الصفحة البيضاء الفارغة في بداية ونهاية الكتاب ، بطاقة قطار لتأشير صفحة معينة. سواء كانت قديمة أو جديدة ، الإشارة الوحيدة التي أناضل لإزالتها من كتبي (وغالبا دون نجاح يذكر) هي لصقة السعر التي يضعها بائعو الكتب الحقودين على ظهر الكتاب. هذه الدملة الشيطانية الصغيرة التي لا تستأصل بسهولة ، فهي تخلف ندوبا مجذومة وآثارا من مادة لزجة يلتصق بها الغبار والزغب بعد فترة من الزمن ، تجعلني أتمنى لو كان لدي ممسحة جهنمية أحكم بها على هؤلاء الذين اخترعوا هذه اللصقات.”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night
“We can imagine the books we'd like to read, even if they have not yet been written, and we can imagine libraries full of books we would like to possess, even if they are well beyond our reach, because we enjoy dreaming up a library that reflects every one of our interests and every one of our foibles--a library that, in its variety and complexity, fully reflects the reader we are.”
Alberto Manguel
“Every reader exists to ensure for a certain book a modest immortality. Reading is, in this sense, a ritual of rebirth.”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night
“نحن نعرف لماذا نقرأ حتى عندما لا نعرف كيف نقرأ
في الوقت نفسه نحتفظ بالعالم الظاهري للنص ونتمسك بفعل القراءة
إننا نقرأ لأننا نريد العثور على النهاية
فقط لأننا نريد مواصلة القراءة
نحن نقرأ كالكشافة الذين يقتفون الخطى ناسين كل ما هو حولهم من أشياء
نقرأ شاردي الذهن متجاوزين بعض الصفحات
نقرأ باحتقار ، بإعجاب ، بملل ،بانزعاج ، بحماس وبشوق
في بعض الأحيان تعترينا فرحة غامرة مفاجئة دون أن ندري ما هو السبب”
Alberto Manguel
“أنا أعرف تماماً أنّ شيئاً ما يموت في داخلي عندما أستغني عن كتبي, وأن ذكرياتي تعود إليها دوماً وأبداً وتصيبني بحنين مؤلم للغاية”
Alberto Manguel, A History of Reading
“Ultimately, the number of books always exceeds the space they are granted.”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night
“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
“The love of libraries, like most loves, must be learned. ”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night
“I have no feelings of guilt regarding the books I have not read and perhaps will never read; I know that my books have unlimited patience. They will wait for me till the end of my days.”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night
“كنت أنظر دوماً إلى الروايات كمنتوج تافه , إلاّ أنني اكتشفتُ أخيراً أنها مفيدة للغاية ضد الكآبة”
Alberto Manguel, A History of Reading
“كان سقراط مقتنعاً بأنّ القراءة لا يمكن أن توقظ داخل القارئ إلاّ ما كان القارئ يعرفه سلفا وبأنّ الحكمة لا يمكن الحصول عليها من أحرف صمّاء ميتة .”
Alberto Manguel, A History of Reading
“I like to imagine that, on the day after my last, my library and I will crumble together, so that even when I am no more I'll still be with my books.”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night
“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
“If every library is in some sense a reflection of its readers, it is also an image of that which we are not, and cannot be.”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night
“Our society accepts the book as a given, but the act of reading -- once considered useful and important, as well as potentially dangerous and subversive -- is now condescendingly accepted as a pastime, a slow pastime that lacks efficiency and does not contribute to the common good.”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night
“At night, here in the library, the ghosts have voices.”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night
“Readers, censors know, are defined by the books they read.”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night
“كان تحمسي مفرطاً إلى درجة أني كنتُ أظن سأصبح إنسانة غير سعيدة إن لم أعثر دوماً على كتاب جديد أقرأه”
Alberto Manguel, A History of Reading
“But at night, when the library lamps are lit, the outside world disappears and nothing but the space of books remains in existence. ”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night
“Life happened because I turned the pages.”
Alberto Manguel, A History of Reading
“أعطتني القراءة عذرا مقبولا لعزلتي، بل ربما أعطت مغزى لتلك العزلة المفروضة علي.”
Alberto Manguel, A History of Reading
“Unpacking books is a revelatory activity. ”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night
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