Love Of Reading Quotes

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Victor Hugo
“He loved books, those undemanding but faithful friends.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Nick Hornby
“Books are, let's face it, better than everything else. If we played Cultural Fantasy Boxing League, and made books go fifteen rounds in the ring against the best that any other art form had to offer, then books would win pretty much every time.”
Nick Hornby, The Polysyllabic Spree

S.I. Hayakawa
“It is not true we have only one life to love, if we can read, we can live as many lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.”
S.I. Hayakawa

Emily Maguire
“And reading this way - with no deadline, no agenda - she remembered why she loved literature so much. It was like fucking a new man and knowing that he had made other women come, but that when she came it would be an unshareable, untranslatable pleasure. She opened herself up to her books, and the words got inside her and fucked her senseless.”
Emily Maguire, Taming the Beast

Virginia Woolf
“I have sometimes dreamt ... that when the Day of Judgment dawns and the great conquerors and lawyers and statesmen come to receive their rewards -- their crowns, their laurels, their names carved indelibly upon imperishable marble -- the Almighty will turn to Peter and will say, not without a certain envy when He sees us coming with our books under our arms, "Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them here. They have loved reading.”
Virginia Woolf, The Second Common Reader

Christopher  Morley
“There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love, and like that colossal adventure it is an experience of great social import. Even as the tranced swain, the booklover yearns to tell others of his bliss. He writes letters about it, adds it to the postscript of all manner of communications, intrudes it into telephone messages, and insists on his friends writing down the title of the find. Like the simple-hearted betrothed, once certain of his conquest, “I want you to love her, too!” It is a jealous passion also. He feels a little indignant if he finds that any one else has discovered the book, too.”
Christopher Morley

Doris Lessing
“With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one - but no one at all - can tell you what to read and when and how.”
Doris Lessing

John Henry Newman
“Providence has delivered me of every worldly passion, save this one; the desire to acquire books, new or old books of any kind, whose charms I cannot persuade myself to resist.”
John Henry Newman

Kamand Kojouri
“Oh, how scary and wonderful it is that words can change our lives simply by being next to each other.”
Kamand Kojouri

Kimberly Long Cockroft
“Of all the places I have walked into, libraries must be the most magical. Have you ever opened the cover of a book and wondered what you would find inside? Where you would go? Whom you would meet? A story has the power to send you back in time or into the future, to transport you to other lands and kingdoms. I’ve met ogres, talking rabbits, and some of my best friends in the pages of books.
Librarians might just have the best jobs ever. With each library card they hand out, they offer a ticket to strange and marvelous worlds. Open a book and, like Reading Beauty, you might fall under a spell—the magic of a deep read. But chances are, unlike the Sleeping Beauty of the original fairy tale, you will never want the spell to be broken.”
Kimberly Long Cockroft, Reading Beauty

Ruthanna Emrys
“Even the most ill-formed words, set to paper, are a great blessing.”
Ruthanna Emrys, Winter Tide

شكيب أرسلان
“ما أحببتُ طول الحياة في وقت مثل الوقت الذي أطالع فيه. هناك يعزّ الفراق.”
شكيب أرسلان

Alan Bennett
“And it occurred to her that reading was, among other things, a muscle and one that she had seemingly developed. She could read the novel with ease and great pleasure, laughing at remarks, they were hardly jokes, that she had not even noticed before.”
Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

Nancy Mitford
“As far as I am concerned, all reading is for pleasure.”
Nancy Mitford, The Water Beetle

John Waters
“I believe that if a seven-year old kid has heard of Naked Lunch and is daring enough to want to read it, he’s old enough to read it.”
John Waters

Heather Demetrios
“I thought of all the summer evenings I'd spent sitting in the chairs under the trees beside the trailer, reading books that helped me escape Creek View, at least for a little while. Magical kingdoms, Russian love triangles, and the March sisters couldn't have been further away from the trailer park.”
Heather Demetrios, I'll Meet You There

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”
–Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jennifer Faye
“Her eyes widened as she took in what must be thousands of titles. She stepped farther into the room finding the bookcases rose up at least two stories. Like a bee to honey, she was drawn to the remarkable library. There was a ladder that glided along a set of rails to reach the top shelves. And a spiral staircase for the second floor of shelves with yet another ladder. t was truly remarkable.
She didn't know whether she had walked onto the set of My Fair Lady or the library of Beauty and the Beast. She'd never seen anything so magnificent.”
Jennifer Faye, Beauty and Her Boss

Pat Conroy
“I have read like a man on fire my whole life because the genius of English teachers touched me with the dazzling beauty of language.”
Pat Conroy, A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life

Paula Gruben
“For all her faults, it was actually my mom who instilled in me a love of reading, and books, for which I will always be grateful. She’s a complete bibliophile, so I’ve pretty much grown up around libraries and books.”
Paula Gruben, Umbilicus

Jeanine Cummins
“Bookstores, invariably, are a refuge. There's one in the town where they live, and the first time Lydia ventures in, it takes her breath away. She has to steady herself against a shelf. The smell of coffee and paper and ink. It's nothing like her little shop back home. It's stocked mostly with religious books, and instead of calendars and toys, they carry rosaries, Buddha figurines, yarmulkes. Still, the upright spines of the books are bedrock. Steady. There's an international poetry section. Hafiz. Heaney. Neruda. Lydia flips past the twenty love poems and reads "The Song of Despair." She reads it desperately, hungrily, bent over the books in the aisle of the quiet shop. Her fingers ready the next page while she devours the words. The book is water in the desert.”
Jeanine Cummins, American Dirt

Richelle E. Goodrich
“I found a room, both quiet and slow,
a room where the walls are thick.
Where pixie dust is kept in jars,
and paper rockets soar to Mars,
and battles leave no lasting scars
as clocks forget to tick.

I guard this room, both small and bare,
this room in which stories live.
Where Peter Pan and Alice play,
and Sinbad sails at dawn of day,
and wolves cry 'boy' to get their way
when ogres won’t forgive.

With you I’ll share my hiding place,
this room under cloak and spell.
We’ll snuggle up inside a nook,
and read a venturous story book,
that makes us question in a look
what nonsense fairies tell.
In fictive plots and fabled ends,
Our happy-e’er-afters dwell!”
Richelle E. Goodrich, A Heart Made of Tissue Paper

Maya Angelou
“To be allowed, no, invited into the private lives of strangers, and to share their joys and fears, was a chance to exchange the Southern bitter wormwood for a cup of mead with Beowulf or a hot cup of tea and milk with Oliver Twist.”
Maya Angelou

Carson McCullers
“It was like that kid had been born knowing how to read. He was only in the second grade but he loved to read stories by himself - and he never asked anybody else to read to him.”
Carson McCullers, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Charlie Lovett
“King Arthur's Knights had been the first book Arthur had read late at night under the covers with a was he supposed, thinking back on it, the first book that had showed him what reading was really all about.”
Charlie Lovett, The Lost Book of the Grail

Jeanine Cummins
“Late into the night she reads, and the lamplight falls in a soft circle across her tented knees, across the warm blankets, across Luca's casting breath. In their new home, Lydia rereads Amor en los tiempos del colera, first in Spanish, then again in English. No one can take this from her. This book is hers alone.”
Jeanine Cummins, American Dirt

“I treasure the books that I can read repeatedly and happily, as well as those that deprive me of sleep because I simply can’t set them down.”
Wanda Pedersen

Donalyn Miller
“Teachers lose credibility with students when they ignore the cultural trends & issues that interest them & instead design classroom reading instruction around books that are "good for you." There is a certain amount of disdain from teachers in regard to popular fiction for children because some of those books are mind candy, but I’d bet that some of those teachers go home & read escapist books like Shopaholic or a James Patterson thriller & never make a connection. Are we teaching books or teaching readers?”
Donalyn Miller, The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

Gail Carson Levine
“My grandmother warned that too much reading would ruin my eyesight, but I couldn’t hear her over the chatter of characters.”
Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted

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