Quotes on Reading and Books
instinct for language is imprinted in the genes, a God-given, gene-driven
capacity that emerges with life itself. Literacy, like love, knows
no limits. It is a lifelong journey.
Today a READER. Tomorrow a LEADER. Margaret Fuller
man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Those of us who are blamed when old for reading childish books were blamed when children for reading books too old for us. No reader worth his salt trots along in obedience to a time-table. C.S. LEWIS, on writing for children
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies .... the man who never reads lives only once. George R.R. Martin
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. Mason Cooley
not enough to simply teach children to read;
The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries. Rene Descartes
Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God. George Washington Carver
In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves ... self-discipline with all of them came first. Harry S. Truman
Properly, we should
read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should
be a ball of light in one's hand.
The flood of print
has turned reading into a process of gulping rather than savoring. Raymond
To read without reflecting
is like eating without digesting.