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

“You're the beginning,
You're the ending,
You're the one who rides the waves of my emotions,
One who makes me compassionate,
One who's the light of my dark self,
I'll be the one always testing your patience,
I'll be the one always annoying you,
I'll be the one always hurting you,
Because I know you'll always be there to bear the jokes I crack,
To tolerate my inside chaos,
To see my vulnerable self,
To misinterpreting your actions & intentions,
I'll always be hardcore to deal with,
Taking you over the edge,
Because that's what I only know.”
Hareem Ch, Hankering for Tranquility

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

“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

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

“The man who does not read miss a great literature of knowledge. You must dare to read and reread.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“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)

“मैंने कहा —
अगर मैं अपने अश'आर में नहीं
तो कहाँ पढ़ोगे मुझ को ।।”
Pushpindra Chagti Bhandari, Wo Lamha

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

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

“Reading was like accumulating wisdom in a jar. The great magic was being able to bring it out again without being a bore.”
R. K. Byers, The House Across the Street

Haruki Murakami
“If you read only what everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
Haruki Murakami

Charles D'Ambrosio
“My ideal life is a quiet one. I like to read, to sit still in the same chair, with the lampshade at a certain angle, alone, or with Meagan nearby, and now and then, if I'm lucky, I'll come across a lovely phrase or fine sentiment, look up from my book, and feel the harmony of some notion, the justice of it, and know that everything is there. That's life to me, those privately discovered moments. I wouldn't settle for less, yet I don't expect a whole lot more, either.”
Charles D'Ambrosio, The Dead Fish Museum

“For a boat to go forward, the water must be pushed backwards...

So is moving on in life... We need to push some of what we are floating on behind our backs…”
Mahdi Mansour