Quotes and sayings about tag  #reading

Quotes and sayings about tag  reading

215 Quotes

Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted ...but to weigh and consider.

Francis Bacon

 inspirational quotes - Image for quote : Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.

Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.

Francis Bacon

 inspirational quotes - Image for quote : If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads.

If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads.

François Mauriac

 inspirational quotes - Image for quote : Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.

John Locke

Reading is not an end to itself, but a means to an end.

Adolf Hitler

You'll never be alone if you’ve got a book.

Al Pacino

Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know.

Alberto Manguel

Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.

Aldous Huxley

The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency -- the belief that the here and now is all there is.

Allan Bloom

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

She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.

Annie Dillard

Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.

Criss Jami

Why can't people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?

David Baldacci

A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.

David Mitchell

Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them; but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don't you agree?

Christopher Paolini

Luckily, I always travel with a book, just in case I have to wait on line for Santa, or some such inconvenience.

David Levithan

Books don't offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.

David Mitchell

Of course anyone who truly loves books buys more of them than he or she can hope to read in one fleeting lifetime. A good book, resting unopened in its slot on a shelf, full of majestic potentiality, is the most comforting sort of intellectual wallpaper.

David Quammen

A good [short story] would take me out of myself and then stuff me back in, outsized, now, and uneasy with the fit.

David Sedaris

Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.

Diane Duane

No two persons ever read the same book.

Edmund Wilson

I think books are like people, in the sense that they'll turn up in your life when you most need them.

Emma Thompson

She was fascinated with words. To her, words were things of beauty, each like a magical powder or potion that could be combined with other words to create powerful spells.

Dean Koontz

There are too many books in the world to read in a single lifetime; you have to draw the line somewhere.

Diane Setterfield

I like best to have one book in my hand, and a stack of others on the floor beside me, so as to know the supply of poppy and mandragora will not run out before the small hours.

Dorothy Parker

Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book...

Dwight D. Eisenhower

My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out.

Dylan Thomas

There is nothing more luxurious than eating while you read—unless it be reading while you eat. Amabel did both: they are not the same thing, as you will see if you think the matter over.

E. Nesbit

Indeed, learning to write may be part of learning to read. For all I know, writing comes out of a superior devotion to reading.

Eudora Welty

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