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“A girl who travels will need someone that questions her, not too little, and not too much. She’ll need someone to read her, but also really listen to her. Because she’ll want to do the same. She’ll want a person that shares an interest but at the same time stays genuine to who they are. Not drown in a puddle of narcissism. And not drown in a lake of fascination.”
lauren klarfeld

Kamand Kojouri
“Reading poetry is like undressing before a bath. You don't undress out of fear that your clothes will become wet. You undress because you want the water to touch you. You want to completely immerse yourself in the feeling of the water and to emerge anew.”
Kamand Kojouri

Claire Fuller
“Writing does not exist unless there is someone to read it, and each reader will take something different from a novel, from a chapter, from a line.”
Claire Fuller, Swimming Lessons

Caleb Reese
“Books bring alluring colors to our mundane black and white world.”
Caleb Reese

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Self learner; reading.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

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

“I never used to resort to quotations very much but in these past months I have read like a convict—yes, a convict, that’s the word. I have also realized that being good with quotations means avoiding having to think for oneself.”
María Gainza, El nervio óptico

Wendy Lesser
“Things can only be true in a specific way, for one reader at a time, at a particular moment in a reader's life.”
Wendy Lesser, Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books

Matshona Dhliwayo
“To be in the company of a good book is better than to be in the company of bad friends.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Millie Florence
“I would like to be made into a book, if I were a tree.”
Millie Florence, Lydia Green Of Mulberry Glen

Matt Haig
“There is this idea that you either read to escape or you read to find yourself. I don't really see the difference. We find ourselves through the process of escaping... Rather than leave the mind entirely, words help us leave a mind, and give us the building blocks to build another one, similar but better, nearby to the old one but with firmer foundations, and very often a better view.”
Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive

Sarah Begg
“Books are like wine. What one person thinks is award winning, another thinks is total sh*t.”
Sarah Begg

John M. Sheehan
“A thing is seen best against its odds and this is the point of the printed word; it gives us a view, not before our eyes but that of in our mind.

So it is my friend my invitation to you as a pastor and author all I want to do is share what my eye does see in the printed word I share.”
John M. Sheehan

Matt Haig
“People place so much value on thought, but feeling is as essential. I want to read books that make me laugh and cry and fear and hope and punch the air in triumph. I want a book to hug me or grab me by the scruff of the neck. I don't even mind if it punches me in the gut. Because we are here to feel.”
Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive

Neena H. Brar
“What does reading mean to me? For me it is like breathing, so vital, so basal, a necessity I cannot live without. Reading is my comfort and my retreat. Without reading I can exist, but I cannot thrive.”
Neena H. Brar

“Just like breathing I find reading to be a necessity of life.”
J. B. Perkins

Karen Swallow Prior
“Certainly, some reading material merits a quick read, but habitual skimming is for the mind what a steady diet of fast food is for the body. Speed-reading is not only inferior to deep reading but may bring more harm that benefits: one critic cautions taht reading fast is simply a 'way of fooling yourself into thinking you're learning something.' When you read quickly, you aren't thinking critically or making connections. Worse yet, 'speed-reading gives you two things that should never mix: superficial knowledge and overconfidence.”
Karen Swallow Prior, On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life Through Great Books

Zino Tutt
“Stories are the currency of life. The richer the stories the richer the life.”
Zino Tutt, The Inquisitive Gene: Book One: Mother is Coming

“People who learn primarily from reading and principally communicate through writing generally possess a highly developed internal world, a more refined sense of self-control, and a greater sensitivity to honoring social boundaries.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“An active engagement with written material through reflective thought gained by reading and writing leads to intellectual growth. A person whom fails to read and write will experience mental stagnation. Failure to cultivate ideas by exposing oneself to written material limits a person’s resources to what they see and hear. Passively reviewing external stimuli might lull a person into believing that they are actively thinking and growing. The more external stimuli a person exposes themselves to, the less time that is available for pursing mental, emotional, and spiritual growth.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Jacqui Shepherd
“A good children’s book draws a child into the world of make-believe and gives flight to their developing imagination.”
Jacqui Shepherd

Matshona Dhliwayo
“You battle ignorance by battling illiteracy, and battle illiteracy by battling ignorance.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“There's something sexy about word play and metaphors. It's like a story is being told between the lines as well as on them.”
D.J. Walters

Ellwyn Autumn
“A book is an ocean of words. Find your favorite and sail it!”
Ellwyn Autumn

Cindy Ann Peterson
“Knowing how to apply your own personal history and adapt to your client should be the foundation for your brand.”
Cindy Ann Peterson, My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

“But there’s something about letting a book take up space in your life, reminding me of what it contains and what it means to me. Maybe that’s kind of sentimental, but it’s actually helpful for me to like pay reverence to the words that have encouraged me, and helped me to find something I am.”
Lucy Dacus

“I am no longer content to live in the prison of the self and have begun reading and writing in order to experience a larger version of reality by seeing the world through the eyes of a thousand people.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Alan Jacobs
“It’s what you’re reading that matters, and how you’re reading it, not the speed with which you’re getting through it. Reading is supposed to be about the encounter with other minds, not an opportunity to return to the endlessly appealing subject of Me.”
Alan Jacobs, The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction

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