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Susan Orlean
“The library is a whispering post. You don't need to take a book off a shelf to know there is a voice inside that is waiting to speak to you, and behind that was someone who truly believed that if he or she spoke, someone would listen. It was that affirmation that always amazed me. Even the oddest, most peculiar book was written with that kind of courage -- the writer's belief that someone would find his or her book important to read. I was struck by how precious and foolish and brave that belief is, and how necessary, and how full of hope it is to collect these books and manuscripts and preserve them. It declares that stories matter, and so does every effort to create something that connects us to one another, and to our past, and to what is still to come.”
Susan Orlean, The Library Book

Susan Orlean
“Writing a book, just like building a library, is an act of sheer defiance. It is a declaration that you believe in the persistence of memory.”
Susan Orlean, The Library Book

Susan Orlean
“Throughout her life, Warren published little tip sheets — 'Althea's Ways to Achieve Reading' — to encourage people to find time for books. She approved of fibbing if it gave you an additional opportunity read. 'The night you promised to go to dinner with the best friend of your foster aunt, just telephone that you have such a bad cold you're afraid she'll catch it,' she wrote in one of her tip sheets. 'Stay at home instead and gobble Lucy Gayheart in one gulp like a boa constrictor.”
Susan Orlean, The Library Book

Susan Orlean
“A book feels like a thing alive in this moment, and also alive in a continuum, from the moment the thoughts about it first percolated in the writer's mind to the moment it sprang from the printing press -- a lifeline that continues as someone sits with it and marvels over it, and it continues on, ...”
Susan Orlean, The Library Book

Rowan Coleman
“I think men that read books are the most attractive kind.”
Rowan Coleman, The Summer of Impossible Things

Joris-Karl Huysmans
“The confused medley of meditations on art and literature in which he had indulged since his isolation, as a dam to bar the current of old memories, had been rudely swept away, and the onrushing, irresistible wave crashed into the present and future, submerging everything beneath the blanket of the past, filling his mind with an immensity of sorrow, on whose surface floated, like futile wreckage, absurd trifles and dull episodes of his life.”
Joris-Karl Huysmans, Against Nature

Terri-Lynne DeFino
“Olivia's heart pittered. A blank page. A pen in hand. Was there anything as exciting? The endless possibilities, the potential for beauty, even genius, waiting for that breath of life.”
Terri-Lynne DeFino, The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers

Lamine Pearlheart
“You can't have a conversation with your descendants when you are dead, but they can when they are alive; write a book!”
Lamine Pearlheart

Rowan Coleman
“Stories are the only things that can ever really change the world.”
Rowan Coleman, The Summer of Impossible Things

Adam Gnade
“Don't waste your time with books you can't give your heart to.”
Adam Gnade, The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin' Sad

“In every book lies a world. They pass the time waiting to be found by those that seek them.”
Anonymous

Jhumpa Lahiri
“That's what books are for, to travel without moving an inch.”
Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake

Noora Ahmed Alsuwaidi
“You know a book is well-written when it makes you read it over and over again, and in every time you enjoy the events, interact with the conflict, and continue to the ending. It teaches you new lessons every time and uplifts your spirit, reminding you with needed humanitarian feelings.”
Noora Ahmed Alsuwaidi

“Read more; live more.”
Russell James, After She Drowned

Terri-Lynne DeFino
“A book is like a woman. She should leave your bed with her hair tangled and her clothes on backward. A book without creases is a book that has never known passion.”
Terri-Lynne DeFino, The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers

Will Durant
“A book is a friend that will do what no friend does - be silent when we wish to think.”
Will Durant

“Aika varttuneena vasta oivalsin, että kirjoja on hyviä ja huonoja. Tunsin saaneeni valtavan valinnanvapauden. Siihen asti kirja oli ollut kuin eteen pantu ruoka: se oli nautittava, piti tai ei, koska se siinä sitä varten oli.”
Tuula-Liina Varis, Kilpikonna ja olkimarsalkka

“The direness of the situation suddenly struck me. All by myself for half an hour, and I had no book.”
Laurie Cass, Lending a Paw

P.J. O'Rourke
“always be reading something that will make you look good; in case you die in the middle of it”
P.J. O'Rourke
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Joshua Cohen
“You are not always a reader, you are occasionally a human.”
Joshua Cohen, Four New Messages

“There more diverse among the Belt-Road.”
Hari Seldon

Rebecca McNutt
“Films, photos, books, clothes, music... it's all so simple at face value, but it has the incredible power to make us nostalgic for earlier eras we never grew up in.”
Rebecca McNutt

“China Belt-Road region focused on the One Belt and One Road of The Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road in the ancient Chinese silk traders were road the belt for merchant silk & banking finance. Bangladesh is Belt-Road member states. Ancient we learned business & capitalism from China traders on which today’s super power America’s economy was built.”
Hari Seldon

“We can’t avoid the beliefs of people because many a people live & hope on it.”
Hari Seldon

“Buddhism are very inbuilt with the Mahabharat Family States.”
Hari Seldon

“I born & rised in the Mahabharat Family (states) country Republic of Bangladesh which is also under British Commonwealth royal throne and in the China Belt-Road regions. So it is very influencing of my writing due the Great Bharat history, culture, society and practice of life & livelihood together .”
Hari Seldon

Dmitry Dyatlov
“I guess you need to be an intelligent-looking old man to sell books full of spiritual bullshit”
Dmitry Dyatlov

E. Nesbit
“Don't you think it's rather nice to think that we're in a book that God's writing? If I were writing a book, I might make mistakes. But God knows how to make the story end just right--in the way that's best for us.”
E. Nesbit, The Railway Children

Diane Setterfield
“I have eavesdropped with impunity on the lives of people who do not exist. I have peeped shamelessly into hearts and bathroom closets. I have leant over shoulders to follow the movements of quills as they write love letters, wills and confessions. I have watched as lovers love, murderers murder and children play their make believe. Prisons and brothels have opened their doors to me; galleons and camel trains have transported me across sea and sand; centuries and continents have fallen away at my bidding. I have spied upon the misdeeds of the mighty and witnessed the nobility of the meek. I have bent so low over sleepers in their beds that they might have felt my breath on their faces. I have seen their dreams.”
Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

Katarina Bivald
“Why would anyone prefer banknotes to books? A little bit of paper with a pathetic quote and a picture of a politician over reams of paper with fantastic stories printed on them?”
Katarina Bivald, The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend