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

“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

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

Kate Morton
“There's other ways to travel."
She was right. He had books, and there was no barrier to the places he could visit in his own mind.”
Kate Morton, Homecoming

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

“Do whatever you have to, to keep yourself reading.”
Richard Restak, The Complete Guide to Memory: The Science of Strengthening Your Mind

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

Carolyn Watson-Dubisch
“The bedtime story is a genius invention. A tiny gift of wonder before you fall asleep.”
Carolyn Watson Dubisch, Fireflies

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

“There are many ways to measure a year, but the reader is likely to measure it in books. There was the novel that felt as fresh and full of promise as the new year in January, the memoir read on the bus to and from work through the grey days of March, the creased paperback fished from a pocket in the park in May, the stacks of books thumbed through and sandy-paged, passed around at the beach in August, the old favorite read by light coming in the window in October, and the many books in between. And when we each look back at our own years in reading, we are almost sure to find that ours was exactly like no other reader’s.”
C. Max Magee

H.G. Parry
“As a child, she was curious about the world beyond the sea, but in a vague, half-sketched way, as she was curious about a lot of things she read in books. London and Treasure Island and horses and dragons were all equally imagined to her. She thought she would probably see them one day, when she was old. In the meantime, the island was hers to explore, and it took up more time than she could ever imagine having. There were books to read, thousands of them in the castle library, and Rowan brought back more all the time. There were trees to climb, caves along the beach to get lost in, traces of the fair folk who had once lived on the island to find and bring home. There was work to be done: Food needed to be grown and harvested; the livable parts of the castle, the parts that weren't a crumbling ruin, needed to be combed for useful things when the tide went out. She was a half-wild thing of ink and grass and sea breezes, raised by books and rabbits and fairy lore, and that was all she cared to be.”
H.G. Parry, The Magician’s Daughter

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.

“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

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Don’t feed the mouth, and starve the brain.
Feed them both.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Night of a Thousand Thoughts

Michael Bassey Johnson
“When you read a book, you acquire knowledge.
When you look at a flower, your imagination grows wild.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Night of a Thousand Thoughts

“The mind is a garden, and reading is the fertilizer. Choose wisely what you plant, and watch your thoughts bloom.”
Arif Naseem

“Reading what everyone else is reading will only lead to conformity. Dare to be different, dare to read differently.”
Arif Naseem

“Don't limit your thoughts by limiting your reading. Explore new books and ideas to expand your mind.”
Arif Naseem

“The books we read shape the thoughts we think. If you want to be a unique thinker, you must read uniquely.”
Arif Naseem

“If you want to break free from the constraints of conformity, start by picking up a book that challenges popular opinion.”
Arif Naseem

Mehmet Murat ildan
“A good book is easy to get into, just read the first page! But a good book is hard to get out of, you go to the last page and even you go back to the beginning and start reading again!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“I read a lot, too, though I can’t figure out if I’m reading all these books because I want to be clever enough to deal with everything, or whether I’m reading them for enjoyment.”
Matty Healy

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