Books whose topics I thoroughy depsise are accapteble because they often force the reader to think and to examine his own beliefs. In an age where most people are either blindly obedient or radical, exposing oneself to the ideas contained in even the most controversial of books is a good thing.
You should’ve thought of that before becoming a fireman.””Thought!” he said. “Was I given a choice? I was raised to think the best thing in the world is not to read. The best thing is television and radio and ball games and a home I can’t afford and, Good Lord, now, only now I realize...
On getting lost in a book. Set adriftA life unknownConnections formLove is sewn
I love words. I crave descriptions that overwhelm my imagination with vivid detail. I dwell on phrases that make my heart thrum. I cherish expressions that pierce my emotions and force the tears to spill over. In essence, I long for a writer’s soul sealed in ink on the page.
Deep layers of context are missed when cursorily reading for quantity at the expense of comprehension – only the vapid are impressed by those who try to squeeze as many books as possible into each passing month as if shoving one more oiled hot dog down the gullet in a food eating contest to prove...
(…) perfectly ordinary books, printed on commonplace paper in mundane ink. It would be a mistake to think that they weren’t also dangerous, just because reading them didn’t make fireworks go off in the sky. Reading them sometimes did the more dangerous trick of making fireworks go off in the privacy of the reader’s brain.
Don’t buy books for your shelf, buy them for yourself.
Just write. That’s my only tip. And read. I guess that’s two.
I am shocked to find that some people think a 2 star ‘I liked it’ rating is a bad rating. What? I liked it. I LIKED it! That means I read the whole thing, to the last page, in spite of my life raining comets on me. It’s a good book that survives the reading...
Description is what makes the reader a sensory participant in the story. Good description is a learned skill,one of the prime reasons you cannot succeed unless you read a lot and write a lot. It’s not just a question of how-to, you see; it’s a question of how much to. Reading will help you answer...
After reading a book, you become someone else: Now you are not you, but you plus the book!
Books allow you to open doors, and chapters allow you to explore
The fire of literacy is created by the emotional sparks between a child, a book, and the person reading. It isn’t achieved by the book alone, nor by the child alone, nor by the adult who’s reading aloud—it’s the relationship winding between all three, bringing them together in easy harmony.
Surround yourself with music. Just be sure to turn the radio on.
I have found that reading is much better than a good sleep.
People who say they don’t have time to read simply don’t want to.
We spend our lives waiting for our book and it never comes.
I find things hidden in books: dried flowers, locks of hair, tickets, labels, receipt, invoices, photographs, postcards, all manner of cards. I find letters, unpublished works by the ordinary, the anguished, the illiterate. Clumsily written or eloquent, they are love letters, everyday letters, secret letters and mundane letters talking about fruit and babies and tennis...
I have learned through dreams more wisdom, than by reading hundreds of books.
Qualcosa che ci sfugge deve pur restare… Perche’ il potere abbia un oggetto su cui esercitarsi, uno spazio in cui allungare le sue braccia… Finche’ so che al mondo c’e’ qualcuno che fa dei giochi di prestigio solo per amore del gioco, finche’ so che c’e’ una donna che ama la lettura per la lettura,...
Do you like Moby Dick?” he asks.”I hate it,” she says. “And I don’t say that about many things. Teachers assign it, and parents are happy because their kids are reading something of ‘quality.’ But it’s forcing kids to read books like that that make them think they hate reading.
I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book
There is no such thing as a bad book, I just like some books more than others…
If you don’t want to waste your time on thinking, start reading.
If a book doesn’t inspire you to read more, it was not worth read.
The most comfortable place for a tired mind is in the lap of a book.
Ho talvolta sognato che, quando verra’ il giorno del Giudizio,l’Onnipotente dira’ a Pietro, vedendoci arrivare con i nostri librisotto braccio: “Guarda, questi non hanno bisogno di alcun compenso. Non abbiamo nulla da dare loro.Questi hanno amato leggere”.