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My 10 Favourite Quotes About Words & Reading

October 13, 2018

 Today's post is short and sweet. I'm a big reader, obviously since this is a book orientated blog. But if there's one thing I also love, its a good quote. So I'm combining the two in today's post, and showing you some of my favourite quotes about words and reading. Enjoy!

 

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

 

Marilynne Robinson — ‘I've developed a great reputation for wisdom by ordering more books than I ever had time to read, and reading more books, by far, than I learned anything useful from, except, of course, that some very tedious gentlemen have written books.'

 

William Nicholson — ‘We read to know we're not alone.’

 

Kahlil Gibran — ‘Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper, that we may record our emptiness.’

 

Erika Johansen — ‘Even a book can be dangerous in the wrong hands, and when that happens, you blame the hands, but you also read the book.’

 

Salman Rushdie — ‘When a reader falls in love with a book, it leaves its essence inside him, like radioactive fallout in an arable field, and after that there are certain crops that will no longer grow in him, while other, stranger, more fantastic growths may occasionally be produced.'

 

Charles W. Eliot — ‘Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.'

 

Benjamin Franklin — ‘The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read.’

 

Gustave Flaubert — 'Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.'

 

Amy Plum — “I spent the rest of my day in someone else’s story. The rare moments that I put the book down, my own pain returned in burning stabs."

 

 So, those are my favourite quotes some of which I'm sure you recognise for yourself. I hope you liked them as much as I do! I like how profound reading seems when I read a good quote - like I'm a part of something big and magical. Which I suppose is true, in one way or another.

Briony

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