Books And Reading Quotes


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"Books are for nothing but to inspire."
"Those who do not read are no better off than those who cannot."
"I do then with my friends as I do with my books. I would have them where I can find them, but I seldom use them."
"A man is known by the books he reads."
"This is not a book. This is libel, slander, defamation of character. This is not a book, in the ordinary sense of the word. No, this is a prolonged insult, a gob of spit in the face of Art, a kick in the pants to God, Man, Destiny, Time, Love, Beauty... what you will. I am going to sing for you, a little off key perhaps, but I will sing."
"What's a book? Everything or nothing. The eye that sees it all."
"Tis the good reader that makes the good book."
"I suppose every old scholar has had the experience of reading something in a book which was significant to him, but which he could never find again. Sure he is that he read it there, but no one else ever read it, nor can he find it again, though he buy the book and ransack every page."
"A man is known by the books he reads, by the company he keeps, by the praise he gives, by his dress, by his tastes, by his distastes, by the stories he tells, by his gait, by the notion of his eye, by the look of his house, of his chamber; for nothing on earth is solitary but every thing hath affinities infinite."
Author: Emerson Quotes Category: Books And Reading Quotes Taste Quotes
"In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends imprisoned by an enchanter in paper and leathern boxes."
"We are too civil to books. For a few golden sentences we will turn over and actually read a volume of four or five hundred pages."
"Books may be burned and cities sacked, but truth like the yearning for freedom, lives in the hearts of humble men and women"
"Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book."
"The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all."
"I do not hesitate to read all good books in translations. What is really best in any book is translatable -- any real insight or broad human sentiment."
Author: Emerson Quotes Category: Books And Reading Quotes Translation Quotes
"If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty."
"Some books leave us free and some books make us free."
"'Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in every book he finds passages which seem to be confidences or sides hidden from all else and unmistakably meant for his ear; the profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader; the profound thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until it is discovered by an equal mind and heart."
"Read, read, read. Read everything-- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out the window."
"It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad books."


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