There is an anonymous quote about books and reading them that I recall from my English Literature class at the University of Kansas several centuries ago. It goes like this:
“Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.”
The meaning is clear. Reading books allows us to experience the world through the eyes of others—whether those eyes are the author’s or those of the characters the author creates. Stories well told allow us to live many lives.
Another unidentified sentiment about books says: “A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend.”
Some of us had the good fortune to have parents who loved books and who took the time to introduce us to them. My mother did that for me, and every time I think of the gift of reading she gave me I am reminded of a poem I once read:
“You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be –
I had a mother who read to me.”–Strickland Gillilan
I find that reading a book is like life. You take it one page at a time.
Below I have compiled some quotes about books and reading that you may find enlightening, stimulating and witty.
Take a look.
“Never judge a book by its movie.” ~J.W. Eagan
“Books are the windows through which the soul looks out. A home without books is like a room without windows.”–Henry Ward Beecher
“To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.”–W. Somerset Maugham
“My imagination doesn’t require anything more of the book than to provide a
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