Reading Thinking Quotes

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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
“There are very many people who read simply to prevent themselves from thinking.”
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, The Waste Books

محمد عفيفي
“حين تنظر إلى وجوه الجالسين على المقهى أثناء مرور أنثى جميلة تدرك أن قراء الأفكار ليست من الامور المتسحيلة”
محمد عفيفي, للكبار فقط

Azar Nafisi
“Every fairy tale offers the potential to surpass present limits, so in a sense the fairy tale offers you freedoms that reality denies. In all great works of fiction, regardless of the grim reality they present, there is an affirmation of life against the transience of that life, an essential defiance. The affirmation lies in the way the author takes control of reality by retelling it in his own way, thus creating a new world. Every great work of art, I would declare pompously, is a celebration, an act of insubordination against the betrayals, horrors and infidelities of life. The perfection and beauty of form rebels against the ugliness and shabiness of the subject matter. This is why we love "Madame Bovary" and cry for Emma, why we greedily read "Lolita" as our heart breaks for its small, vulgar, poetic and defiant orphaned heroine.”
Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

Lailah Gifty Akita
“How could we love books more than money? This is the state of book lovers.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“I am a passionate reader.
New interested books keep adding on my reading list.
My wildest dream is to complete reading all the books.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Lover of books, lover of knowledge.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Tamuna Tsertsvadze
“Books can teach you many nice comebacks.”
Tamuna Tsertsvadze, Daniel and the Dragon Book

J.M. Coetzee
“You have a false understanding of what it means to read. Reading is not just turning printed signs into sounds. Reading is something deeper. True reading means hearing what the book has to say and pondering it— perhaps even having a conversation in your mind with the author. It means learning about the world— the world as it really is, not as you wish it to be.”
J.M. Coetzee, The Death of Jesus

Lailah Gifty Akita
“A man who does not read miss great wisdom.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Great literature makes a great life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“A reader has always multiple views for a thing or situation, and this is the blessing of reading.”
nitin namdeo

“Some men think more than they read. Others read more than they think. Those who practice both, grow wise. Those who follow neither, remain ignorant.”
~John Leland (1830)”
John Leland (1830)