refuge is there for the victim who is oppressed with
the feeling that there are a thousand new books he ought
to read, while life is only long enough for him to attempt
Oliver Wendall Holmes, Sr.
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
reading books, but remember that a book's only a book,
and you should learn to think for yourself.
furnishes the mind only with the materials of knowledge;
it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
us read good works often over. Some skip from volume
to volume, touching on all points, resting on none.
We hold, on the contrary, that, if a book be worth reading
once, it is worth reading twice, and that if it stands
a second reading, it may stand a third.
have lost all sense of home, having moved about so much.
It means to me now--only that place where the books
are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance
of generations and nations.
Henry David Thoreau
is the soul of the intellect, and reading is the essential
process by which that intellect is cultivated beyond
the commonplace experiences of everyday life.
fondness for reading changes the inevitable dull hours
of our life into exquisite hours of delight.
Charles de Montesquieu
My early and invincible love of reading I would not exchange for all the riches of India.
would rather be a poor man in a garret with plenty of
books than a king who did not love reading.
Thomas B. Macaulay
worth reading are worth reading twice; and what is most
important of all, the masterpieces of literature are
worth reading a thousand times.
love to lose myself in other men's mind's.
When I am not walking, I am reading;
I cannot sit and think. Books think for me.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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