Thursday, December 5, 2019

Quotes About Reading

"If you want to break out of your own box, get into somebody else's. Read broadly." ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

“Read every day something no one else is reading. Think everyday something no one else is thinking. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.” ~~ Christopher Morley

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” ~~ George R.R. Martin 

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ~~ Oscar Wilde

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you'll go.” ~~ Dr. Seuss

“It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.” ~~ Oscar Wilde 

“′Classic′ -- a book which people praise and don't read.” ~~ Mark Twain 

“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” ~~ Stephen King

“You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” ~~ Ray Bradbury

“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.” ~~ Gustave Flaubert 

“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.”
~~ Mark Twain

“Easy writing makes hard reading.” ~~ Ernest Hemingway   

"There are worst crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them." ~~ Joseph Brodsky 

“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

“Tell the readers a story! Because without a story, you are merely using words to prove you can string them together in logical sentences.” ~~ Anne McCaffrey

“You can’t please all of the readers all of the time; you can’t please even some of the readers all of the time, but you really ought to try to please at least some of the readers some of the time.” ~~ Stephen King

"Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little." ~~ Tom Stoppard

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” ~~ Voltaire 

“You get a little moody sometimes but I think that's because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.” ~~ Pat Conroy 

“Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.” ~~ William Faulkner

“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.” ~~ C.S. Lewis

“I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.” ~~ Orhan Pamuk

“If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads.” ~~ Francois Mauriac 

“I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.” ~~ Oscar Wilde

“[D]on't ever apologise to an author for buying something in paperback, or taking it out from a library (that's what they're there for. Use your library). Don't apologise to this author for buying books second hand, or getting them from book crossing or borrowing a friend's copy. What's important to me is that people read the books and enjoy them, and that, at some point in there, the book was bought by someone. And that people who like things, tell other people. The most important thing is that people read...” ~~ Neil Gaiman 

Hope you enjoyed reading this collection of quotes.

Happy Reading!