capturing the magic of reading.

“No two persons ever read the same book.” -Edmund Wilson

“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.” -Author Unknown

“I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.” –Harold Kushner

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

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” –Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” –Maya Angelou

“Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.”  -John Green

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

“There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.” –Gilbert K. Chesterton

“A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it or offer your own version in return.” –Salman Rushdie

“In a good book the best is between the lines.” –Swedish Proverb

“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

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
Charles William Eliot

“There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.” –Marcel Proust

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” –Oscar Wilde

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

 

“Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.”
Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you.” -W. Somerset Maugham

“Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself.” –Angela Carter

“It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.” –C.S. Lewis

“Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers.”
Steven Spielberg

“Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.” –George Bernard Shaw

“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.” –Abraham Lincoln

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” –William Styron

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.”
James Baldwin

“I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget.” –William Lyon Phelps

“In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.” –Oscar Wilde

“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.”–Paul Sweeney

“Some books leave us free and some books make us free.”–Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”
C.S. Lewis

“That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.” -Amos Bronson Alcott

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” –Frederick Douglas

“A book is a device to ignite the imagination.” –Alan Bennett

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