Books were only one type of receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were...– Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (via thebooker)
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One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone...– Carl Sagan (via stuckonthisdysfunction)
Books aren’t all supposed to be our best friends. Sometimes they’re supposed to...– Kevin Smokler (via millionsmillions)
Great writers are the voice in our head telling us what we already know. So at...– Nadeem Aslam
Books have to be heavy because the whole world’s inside them.– Cornelia Funke, Inkheart (via thebooker)
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We don’t want to feel less when we have finished a book; we want to feel...– Madeline L’Engle, from Walking on Water
Books are not only the arbitrary sum of our dreams, and our memory. They also...– Susan Sontag, A Letter to Borges (via bookshavepores)
Reading is a very sweet obscenity. Who can understand sweetness if they never...– Alessandro Baricco - Lands of Glass (translated and submitted by janusbifrons)
A good book invites you to sever your connection with the real world and come...– Janet Potter, “What Should I Read On Vacation?: A Question I Never Took Lightly Again.” (via millionsmillions)
A sure sign of a good book is that you like it more the older you get.– Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (via literaryescapist)
Different Kinds of Readers.
The Devourer: Each book is a snack for this kind of reader--but it doesn't mean that s/he won't enjoy each book just as much.
The Lover: Books read by this kind of reader are read in hidden, stolen moments at the most unexpected times.
The Slow Dancer: Books are a treat that this kind of reader savors. Slow and steady wins this reader's race, as his/her eyes take in and taste each and every word.
The Addict: Books are a conquest to this kind of reader. S/he will buy more books than s/he can read, but s/he will ALWAYS have something to read.
The Classic: Books of the past are a gift to this reader. Prose in the style of early contemporary authors, or stories written long ago, are favorites for this reader.
The Die-Hard: Genres are a way of life for this reader. S/he finds a niche and sticks to it--veering from what s/he knows for short bursts of time.
The Advocate: This reader is a lover of books. S/he is not just a reader, but an advocate of reading--hoping that the future will contain more readers.
What kind of reader are you? Add on if you wish!
Books can make a difference in dispelling prejudice and building community: not...– Hazel Rochman
Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.– Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind (via quotablebookquotes)
People tend to find books when they are ready for them.– Neil Gaiman (via acelockstark)
After years of practice, I can walk into a bookstore and understand its layout...– Umberto Eco (via wordpainting)
Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or...– Kurt Vonnegut
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love...– Harper Lee