read2day - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it.]]> <![CDATA[People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.]]> <![CDATA[Live always in the best company when you read.]]> <![CDATA[I would sooner read a timetable or a catalog than nothing at all.]]> <![CDATA[No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor is any pleasure so lasting.]]> <![CDATA[O Lord, how many read the Word, and yet from vice are not deterred.]]> <![CDATA[There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.]]> <![CDATA[There is no friend as loyal as a book]]> <![CDATA[History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.]]> <![CDATA[Books are not men and yet they stay alive.]]> <![CDATA[Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.]]> <![CDATA[What is reading, but silent conversation.]]> <![CDATA[A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.]]> <![CDATA[He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming.]]> <![CDATA[Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind.]]> <![CDATA[Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.]]> <![CDATA[The covers of this book are too far apart.]]> <![CDATA[You are wise, witty and wonderful, but you spend too much time reading this sort of stuff.]]> <![CDATA[Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books.]]> <![CDATA[It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.]]> <![CDATA[A good book is the best of friends, the same today and for ever.]]> <![CDATA[My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine -- everybody drinks water.]]> <![CDATA[The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.]]> <![CDATA[The best effect of any book, is that it excites the reader to self-activity.]]> <![CDATA[Never judge a book by its movie.]]> <![CDATA[A book is the only immortality.]]> <![CDATA[To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.]]> <![CDATA[Why is it that reality, when set down untransposed in a book, sounds false?]]> <![CDATA[One always tends to overpraise a long book, because one has got through it.]]> <![CDATA[I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely happier for it.]]> <![CDATA[I would rather think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to come together and make sense.]]> <![CDATA[A book may be compared to your neighbor: if it be good, it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early.]]> <![CDATA[It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.]]> <![CDATA[Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.]]> <![CDATA[The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.]]> <![CDATA[Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book-friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.]]> <![CDATA[A man can learn only two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.]]> <![CDATA[Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book.]]> <![CDATA[A classic is a book that doesn't have to be written again.]]> <![CDATA[I cannot live without books.]]> <![CDATA[Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.]]> <![CDATA[No furniture is so charming as books.]]> <![CDATA[Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned.]]> <![CDATA[A book should be luminous not voluminous.]]> <![CDATA[Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing.]]> <![CDATA[God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages.]]> <![CDATA[Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun to read.]]> <![CDATA[I never know what I think about something until I read what I've written on it.]]> <![CDATA[I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.]]> <![CDATA[Everywhere I have sought rest and not found it, except sitting in a corner by myself with a little book.]]> <![CDATA[This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.]]> <![CDATA[I love to lose myself in other men's minds. When I am not walking, I am reading. I cannot sit and think; books think for me.]]> <![CDATA[The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that.]]> <![CDATA[I've given up reading books. I find it takes my mind off myself.]]> <![CDATA[You should read books like you take medicine, by advice, and not by advertisement.]]> <![CDATA[The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.]]> <![CDATA[My alma mater was books, a good library. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.]]> <![CDATA[Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.]]> <![CDATA[To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.]]> <![CDATA[When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.]]> <![CDATA[We should be as careful of the books we read, as of the company we keep. The dead very often have more power than the living.]]> <![CDATA[Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.]]> <![CDATA[Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have.]]> <![CDATA[The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.]]> <![CDATA[If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.]]> <![CDATA[There are two kinds of books. Those that no one reads and those that no one ought to read.]]> <![CDATA[A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.]]> <![CDATA[Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.]]> <![CDATA[The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.]]> <![CDATA[Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.]]> <![CDATA[The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.]]> <![CDATA[There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.]]> <![CDATA[The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.]]> <![CDATA[A great book should leave you with many experiences and slightly exhausted at the end. You should live several lives while reading it.]]> <![CDATA[My early and invincible love of reading I would not exchange for all the riches of India.]]> <![CDATA[It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything.]]> <![CDATA[I read part of it all the way through.]]> <![CDATA[I am a part of everything that I have read.]]> <![CDATA[Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.]]> <![CDATA[The flood of print has turned reading into a process of gulping rather than savoring]]> <![CDATA[The true university of these days is a collection of books.]]> <![CDATA[I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.]]> <![CDATA[The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything.]]> <![CDATA[Never write on a subject until you have read yourself full of it.]]> <![CDATA[The mere brute pleasure of reading --the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.]]> <![CDATA[After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.]]> <![CDATA[In every fat book there is a thin book trying to get out.]]> <![CDATA[Education is what you get from reading the fine print. Experience is what you get from not reading it.]]> <![CDATA[Everyone probably thinks that I'm a raving nymphomaniac, that I have an insatiable sexual appetite, when the truth is I'd rather read a book.]]> <![CDATA[If I have not read a book before, it is, for all intents and purposes, new to me whether it was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago.]]> <![CDATA[Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.]]> <![CDATA[Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.]]> <![CDATA[Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love for reading.]]> <![CDATA[I read my eyes out and cant read half enough. The more one reads the more one sees we have to read.]]> <![CDATA[There is no such thing as a moral book or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all.]]> <![CDATA[Those who do not read are no better off than those who cannot read.]]> <![CDATA[I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.]]> <![CDATA[Some books leave us free and some books make us free.]]> <![CDATA[Once we have learned to read, meaning of words can somehow register without consciousness.]]>