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Published on March 19, 2008

Author: Sever

Source: authorstream.com

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Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors. :  Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors. To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry. :  To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry. The world may be full of fourth-rate writers but it's also full of fourth-rate readers. :  The world may be full of fourth-rate writers but it's also full of fourth-rate readers. When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own. :  When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own. 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. :  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. 'Tis the good reader that makes the good book; a good head cannot read amiss: in every book he finds passages which seem confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakably meant for his ear. :  'Tis the good reader that makes the good book; a good head cannot read amiss: in every book he finds passages which seem confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakably meant for his ear. To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company. :  To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company. What is reading but silent conversation? :  What is reading but silent conversation? Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. :  Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. A man ought to read just as inclination leads him, for what he reads as a task will do him little good. :  A man ought to read just as inclination leads him, for what he reads as a task will do him little good. Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare. :  Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare. I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve. :  I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve. Much reading is an oppression of the mind, and extinguishes the natural candle, which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world. :  Much reading is an oppression of the mind, and extinguishes the natural candle, which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world. There are books so alive that you're always afraid that while you weren't reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river; while you went on living, it went on living too, and like a river moved on and moved away. No one has stepped twice into the same river. But did anyone ever step twice into the same book? :  There are books so alive that you're always afraid that while you weren't reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river; while you went on living, it went on living too, and like a river moved on and moved away. No one has stepped twice into the same river. But did anyone ever step twice into the same book? Cover your bookcases with rugs and linens of fine quality; preserve them from dampness and mice and injury; for it is your books that are your true treasure. :  Cover your bookcases with rugs and linens of fine quality; preserve them from dampness and mice and injury; for it is your books that are your true treasure. Never refuse to lend books to anyone who cannot afford to purchase them, but lend books only to those who can be trusted to return them. :  Never refuse to lend books to anyone who cannot afford to purchase them, but lend books only to those who can be trusted to return them. If you have one child who does not like to lend books, and another child who does, leave your library to the second, even if that child is younger. :  If you have one child who does not like to lend books, and another child who does, leave your library to the second, even if that child is younger. If you drop gold and books, pick up the books first, then the gold. :  If you drop gold and books, pick up the books first, then the gold. My pen is my harp and my lyre; my library is my garden and my orchard. :  My pen is my harp and my lyre; my library is my garden and my orchard. Make books your companions; let your bookshelves be your gardens: bask in their beauty, gather their fruit, pluck their roses, take their spices and myrrh. And when your soul be weary, change from garden to garden, and from prospect to prospect. :  Make books your companions; let your bookshelves be your gardens: bask in their beauty, gather their fruit, pluck their roses, take their spices and myrrh. And when your soul be weary, change from garden to garden, and from prospect to prospect. Three possessions should you prize: a field, a friend, and a book. :  Three possessions should you prize: a field, a friend, and a book. "Human beings can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned." :  "Human beings can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned." "Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries." :  "Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries." "The death of a library, any library, suggests that the community has lost its soul." :  "The death of a library, any library, suggests that the community has lost its soul." "Many of the greatest adventurers of our age...didn't travel much further than...a library." :  "Many of the greatest adventurers of our age...didn't travel much further than...a library." "A library doesn't need windows. A library is a window." :  "A library doesn't need windows. A library is a window." "Libraries ...house our dreams." :  "Libraries ...house our dreams." Good children's literature appeals not only to the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child. :  Good children's literature appeals not only to the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child. Learn as much by writing as by reading.  :  Learn as much by writing as by reading.  Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends. :  Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends. She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain. :  She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain. Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life. :  Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life. Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. :  Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed in profit. :  That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed in profit. Books are men of higher stature; the only men that speak aloud for future times to hear. :  Books are men of higher stature; the only men that speak aloud for future times to hear. Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house. :  Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house. Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? :  Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future. :  Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future. A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you. :  A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you. You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. :  You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. The closest we will ever come to an orderly universe is a good library. :  The closest we will ever come to an orderly universe is a good library. It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything. :  It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything. When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began. :  When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began. Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. :  Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. There is no substitute for books in the life of a child. :  There is no substitute for books in the life of a child. A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. :  A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. A room without books is like a body without a soul. :  A room without books is like a body without a soul. I often feel sorry for people who don't read good books; they are missing a chance to lead an extra life. :  I often feel sorry for people who don't read good books; they are missing a chance to lead an extra life. You are wise, witty and wonderful, but you spend too much time reading this sort of stuff. :  You are wise, witty and wonderful, but you spend too much time reading this sort of stuff. The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and of elevated opinions. :  The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and of elevated opinions. There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island. ~ Walt Disney ~ :  There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island. ~ Walt Disney ~ Never judge a book by its movie. :  Never judge a book by its movie. Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” :  Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” I read, much of the night, and go south in the winter. :  I read, much of the night, and go south in the winter. If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads. :  If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads. The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read. :  The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read. What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education. :  What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education. I am a part of everything that I have read. :  I am a part of everything that I have read. Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind. :  Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind. I divide all readers into two classes: Those who read to remember and those who read to forget. :  I divide all readers into two classes: Those who read to remember and those who read to forget.

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