Book Reading Quotes

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Judith Butler
“We lose ourselves in what we read, only to return to ourselves, transformed and part of a more expansive world.”
Judith Butler

Italo Calvino
“I, too, feel the need to reread the books I have already read," a third reader says, "but at every rereading I seem to be reading a new book, for the first time. Is it I who keep changing and seeing new things of which I was not previously aware? Or is reading a construction that assumes form, assembling a great number of variables, and therefore something that cannot be repeated twice according to the same pattern? Every time I seek to relive the emotion of a previous reading, I experience different and unexpected impressions, and do not find again those of before. At certain moments it seems to me that between one reading and the next there is a progression: in the sense, for example, of penetrating further into the spirit of the text, or of increasing my critical detachment. At other moments, on the contrary, I seem to retain the memory of the readings of a single book one next to another, enthusiastic or cold or hostile, scattered in time without a perspective, without a thread that ties them together. The conclusion I have reached is that reading is an operation without object; or that its true object is itself. The book is an accessory aid, or even a pretext.”
Italo Calvino, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

Django Wexler
“Have you never picked up a book you've read before, and found it speaks to you in a new way?”
Django Wexler, The Forbidden Library

Jaachynma N.E. Agu
“A strong man does not succumb to pressures, he knows that without pressures he will not find pleasures and so he will not be made.”
Jaachynma N.E. Agu, The Prince and the Pauper

Amy Koto
“Books couldn't judge you or hurt you. They didn't make me feel small and insignificant. I know it's weird, but I always felt really close to the characters in books, like they were my true circle of friends, inviting me into their world.”
Amy Koto, The Search for Alice

Lewis Buzbee
“A bran' new book is a beautiful thing, all promise and fresh pages, the neatly squared spine, the brisk sense of a journey beginning. But a well-worn book also has its pleasures, the soft caress and give of the paper's edges, the comfort, like an old shawl, of an oft-read story.”
Lewis Buzbee, The Haunting of Charles Dickens

“Books aren't interested in who is reading them... A book will welcome any reader; any age, any background, any point of view. Books don't care if you can't understand every word in them, or if you want to skip bits or reread bits. Books welcome everyone who wants to explore them, and thankfully no one has ever worked out a way to stop that.”
Anna James, Tilly and the Lost Fairytales

“Reading books doesn't make you smarter. Reading smart books makes you smarter. Reading dumb books makes you dumber.”
Oliver Markus Malloy, Inside The Mind of an Introvert

Leo Tolstoy
“I have found that a story leaves a deeper impression when it is impossible to tell which side the author is on.”
Leo Tolstoy

Jaachynma N.E. Agu
“The pauper is vulnerable to pride and pride is the destroyer of man's glory.”
Jaachynma N.E. Agu, The Prince and the Pauper

Jaachynma N.E. Agu
“There is really nothing you gain from being a pauper rather you loose every thing.”
Jaachynma N.E. Agu, The Prince and the Pauper

“Authors do not need to offer us the answers to such weighty questions such as how to live and prepare us to accept death. The aim of a writer’s is to frame worldly questions that allow all readers too independently and jointly explore life-altering questions in a way that satisfies the fabric of thought corresponding to our respective times.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Reading, writing, and personal introspection will not protect us from hardship and suffering, but they might introduce us to critical thinking and expose us to what is good in humankind and beautiful in the world that we share with all of nature. Contemplative thought, especially that supplemented with reading literature and attempting to write our own replies to the echoing voices of writers whom preceded us provide us with the potentiality for change, the possibility of personal illumination that enables us to experience a heighted quality of life.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“I still buy actual books. The smell, having it in your hands - there's really no substitute.”
Nathan Fillion

“A person can draw from three resources to understand and evaluate human existence: study of self, observation of other people, and reading books. Self-study is the most difficult learning methodology and it is rife with dangerous pretentions, but also the most fruitful. Studying other people is infinitely fallible because of our inability to establish an unbiased perspective and the subjects’ propensity to hide their secret thoughts, which obscures our vision. Book reading is a laborious process and even diligent reading can lead to faculty perception due to writers’ agenda to persuade us instead of merely conveying information. Nevertheless, by incorporating all three learning methodologies into a regime of studious reflection I might learn about the world, other inhabitants, and the self, and use such knowledge to cleave a fitting personal place in the world.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“If you can name five Kardashians but can't name five countries in Africa, it's time to turn off the TV and pick up a book.”
Fuad Alakbarov

“I just want to read as many books as I can before my final chapter ends and my book closes.”
Raven Rapaich

“Kniha, která nestojí za dvojí čtení, nestojí za jedno”
František Vymazal

“You can't be overbooked, only under-read.”
John Drybred

“A person can learn beneficial information from books, but they can only acquire wisdom from living a fully engaged life.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Mehmet Murat ildan
“People spend so much time on the personal development books that they can't find time for personal development!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Kolla Krishna Madhavi
“Noel slopped, sloshed, splashed and squished through the mud - oh, what fun it was.”
Kolla Krishna Madhavi, Noel At The Marketplace

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The beauty of a book is that the opportunity to grow, heal and be refreshed is but a page away.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Reading is very important, but there is one thing that is much more important than that: What you read! And guess now, there is also something more important than what you read: What you understand, what you internalize! Because even if you read the most perfect book in the world, if you do not understand it, if you do not internalize it, that book is unread!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Sometimes a good book catches you, just like a flame catches dry wood! You get trapped in the flame, you can't get out!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mark Twain
“The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can’t.”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Part 1.

“What are you reading now?"
"Alyssa Palombo's The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel: A Story of Sleepy Hollow. It's quite good. Ichabod Crane arrives in the spooky little village as the new schoolmaster. Katrina is drawn to him. A secret love affair. Ichabod's disappearance..." She trailed off.
"And...?" he asked.
"Not a chance." The end. "How about you? What's on your bedside stand?"
He had the crazy urge to suggest she see for herself.”
Kate Angell, The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice

“Books are your health,
No books No knowledge of health”
Sayam Pradhan

“Sadly for the books these days there are more writers than readers”
BS Murthy

“Reading a book can be poisonous, unless you already have gathered enough poison from other books.”
Mohiuddin Mohammad, Bangladesh

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