Readers And Reading Quotes

Quotes tagged as "readers-and-reading" (showing 1-11 of 11)
“When a reader enters the pages of a book of poetry, he or she enters a world where dreams transform the past into knowledge made applicable to the present, and where visions shape the present into extraordinary possibilities for the future.”
Aberjhani, Collected Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black

Paul Acampora
“It's not enough to know what all the words mean," he continued. "A good reader starts to see what an entire book is trying to say. And then a good reader will have something to say in return.”
Paul Acampora, I Kill the Mockingbird

“Hope knew that her thinking regarding books went contrary to the general sentiment of the people of Eden. Books were seen as a waste of time. What was the point, unless you were reading for information? To lose oneself in a book was to be slightly wacky, a little greedy, and ultimately slothful. There was no value. You couldn't make money from reading a book. A book did not give you clean bathrooms and waxed floors. It did not put the garden in. You couldn't have a conversation while reading. It was arrogant and alienated others. In short, those who read were wasteful and haughty and incapable of living in the real world. They were dreamers.”
David Bergen, The Age of Hope

Alex Morritt
“Short story collections are the literary equivalent of canapés, tapas and mezze in the world of gastronomy: Delightful assortments of tasty morsels to whet the reader's appetite.”
Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe

Aman Jassal
“If words come alive on the page, the writer succeeds in connecting to the reader.”
Aman Jassal, Rainbow - the shades of love

“I'm a simple woman who enjoys long walks down the book aisle.”
The Nerdy Book Fairy

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

Kathleen MacMahon
“She's a reader, she's always searching out the story”
Kathleen MacMahon, This Is How It Ends

“Is it not a pity when some stylistic subtlety is lost without trace by the reader's inattention?”
David Richards

Lailah Gifty Akita
“We read to learn.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Julio Cortázar
“[E]r sprach von einer Rasse von Fulltime-Lesern, von Bibliotheken, wimmelnd von Blaustrümpfen, die der Sonne und der Liebe untreu waren, von Häusern, wo der Geruch von Druckerschwärze der Fröhlichkeit des Knoblauchs den Garaus machte.”
Julio Cortázar, Hopscotch