Quotes About Reader

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Fran Lebowitz
“Think before you speak. Read before you think.”
Fran Lebowitz, The Fran Lebowitz Reader

Margaret Fuller
“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”
Margaret Fuller

Vladimir Nabokov
“I need you, the reader, to imagine us, for we don't really exist if you don't.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

Anne Fadiman
“If you truly love a book, you should sleep with it, write in it, read aloud from it, and fill its pages with muffin crumbs.”
Anne Fadiman

Vladimir Nabokov
“A wise reader reads the book of genius not with his heart, not so much with his brain, but with his spine. It is there that occurs the telltale tingle...”
Vladimir Nabokov

Ursula K. Le Guin
“The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places

David Almond
“Books. They are lined up on shelves or stacked on a table. There they are wrapped up in their jackets, lines of neat print on nicely bound pages. They look like such orderly, static things. Then you, the reader come along. You open the book jacket, and it can be like opening the gates to an unknown city, or opening the lid of a treasure chest. You read the first word and you're off on a journey of exploration and discovery.”
David Almond

Jennifer Niven
“Dear friend, You are not a freak. You are wanted. You are necessary. You are the only you there is. Don’t be afraid to leave the castle. It’s a great big world out there. Love, a fellow reader”
Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

Susan Cain
“Now that you're an adult, you might still feel a pang of guilt when you decline a dinner invitation in favor of a good book. Or maybe you like to eat alone in restaurants and could do without the pitying looks from fellow diners. Or you're told that you're "in your head too much", a phrase that's often deployed against the quiet and cerebral.

Or maybe there's another word for such people: thinkers.”
Susan Cain

Alberto Manguel
“We can imagine the books we'd like to read, even if they have not yet been written, and we can imagine libraries full of books we would like to possess, even if they are well beyond our reach, because we enjoy dreaming up a library that reflects every one of our interests and every one of our foibles--a library that, in its variety and complexity, fully reflects the reader we are.”
Alberto Manguel

Vladimir Nabokov
“The good, the admirable reader identifies himself not with the boy or the girl in the book, but with the mind that conceived and composed that book.”
Vladimir Nabokov

Kevin Smokler
“We lusty bibliophiles know that reading, unlike just about anything else, is both good for you and loads of fun.”
Kevin Smokler, Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times: A Collection of All Original Essays from Today's (and Tomorrow's) Young Authors on the State of the Art --and the Art of the Hustle--in the Age of Information Overload

Alberto Manguel
“Every reader exists to ensure for a certain book a modest immortality. Reading is, in this sense, a ritual of rebirth.”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

Alberto Manguel
“Our society accepts the book as a given, but the act of reading -- once considered useful and important, as well as potentially dangerous and subversive -- is now condescendingly accepted as a pastime, a slow pastime that lacks efficiency and does not contribute to the common good.”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

Alberto Manguel
“Readers, censors know, are defined by the books they read.”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

Paul Theroux
“Reading alters the appearance of a book. Once it has been read, it never looks the same again, and people leave their individual imprint on a book they have read. Once of the pleasures of reading is seeing this alteration on the pages, and the way, by reading it, you have made the book yours.”
Paul Theroux, The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas

Alberto Manguel
“But a reader's ambition knows no bounds.”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

Gustave Flaubert
“Better to work for yourself alone. You do as you like and follow your own ideas, you admire yourself and please yourself: isn’t that the main thing? And then the public is so stupid. Besides, who reads? And what do they read? And what do they admire?”
Gustave Flaubert

Gabrielle Dubois
“No happiness in the writer, no happiness in the reader.”
Gabrielle Dubois

Bernhard Schlink
“The Odyssey is the story of motion both purposeful and purposeless, successful and futile. What else is the history of law?”
Bernhard Schlink, The Reader

Lawrence Clark Powell
“Books themselves need no defense. Their spokesmen come and go, their readers live and die, they remain constant.”
Lawrence Clark Powell

Gabrielle Dubois
“Turn the page, your heroine is still there, breathe, relax, life is beautiful: you're in a book!”
Gabrielle Dubois

Fran Lebowitz
“فكر قبل أن تتكلم، واقرأ قبل أن تفكر”
Fran Lebowitz, The Fran Lebowitz Reader

M.R. Mathias
“We love books because they are the greatest escape. That is because our own minds eye is the purest form of virtual reality.”
M.R. Mathias

Tara Bray Smith
“I used to always read with a pen in my hand, as if the author and I were in a conversation. ”
Tara Bray Smith

Toba Beta
“The great writer evokes the words
that buried within hearts of readers.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Alberto Manguel
“As readers, we have gone from learning a precious craft whose secret was held by a jealous few, to taking for granted a skin that has become subordinate to principles of mindless financial profit or mechanical efficiency, a skill for which governments care almost nothing.”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

Alberto Manguel
“Every reader has found charms by which to secure possession of a page that, by magic, becomes as if never read before, fresh and immaculate.”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

Peter Ackroyd
“For when I trace back the years I have liv'd, gathering them up in my Memory, I see what a chequer'd Work Of Nature my life has been. If I were now to inscribe my own History with its unparalleled Sufferings and surprizing Adventures (as the Booksellers might indite it), I know that the great Part of the World would not believe the Passages there related, by reason of the Strangeness of them, but I cannot help their Unbelief; and if the Reader considers them to be but dark Conceits, then let him bethink himself that Humane life is quite out of the Light and that we are all Creatures of Darknesse.”
Peter Ackroyd, Hawksmoor

Toba Beta
“It ain't just about writing on some documents,
author writes on to the readers' heart and mind.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

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