Pleasure Of Reading Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 98 Quotes About Pleasure Of Reading

#1. The question isn't whether I have time to read or not (time that nobody will ever give me, by the way), but whether I'll allow myself the pleasure of being a reader. - Author: Daniel Pennac
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#2. Every single pleasure I can imagine or have experienced is more delightful, more of a pleasure, if you take it in small sips, if you take your time. Reading is not an exception. - Author: Amos Oz
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#3. To write a novel may be pure pleasure. To live a novel presents certain difficulties. As for reading a novel, I do my best to get out of it. - Author: Karl Kraus
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#4. The pleasure of the text is that moment when my body pursues its own ideas - for my body does not have the same ideas as I do. - Author: Roland Barthes
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#5. My pleasure in reading is not necessarily the witnessing of something new, but of something familiar which I haven't seen described. - Author: Ian McEwan
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#6. Albert [Einstein] was reading Kant and attending occasional lectures at the University of Pavia: for pleasure, without being registered there or having to think about exams. It is thus that serious scientists are made. - Author: Carlo Rovelli
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#7. We spend great sum of money to buy good books, so that we can satisfy our pleasure of reading. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#8. I am of the old-fashioned conviction that reading is a pleasure to be carefully guarded at all times - Author: Jenny Colgan
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#9. I suppose if I had to give a one-word answer to the question of why I read, that word would be pleasure. The kind of pleasure you can get from reading is like no other in the world. - Author: Wendy Lesser
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#10. It cannot but be injurious to the human mind never to be called into effort: the habit of receiving pleasure without any exertion of thought, by the mere excitement of curiosity, and sensibility, may be justly ranked among the worst effects of habitual novel-reading. - Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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#11. Anybody who has had the pleasure of reading an article about themselves in the press knows that, on the whole, there is a huge amount of inaccuracy, value judgment and the use of a crowbar to insert editorial bias that reflects the current political leaning of that particular paper. - Author: Jo Brand
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#12. Salter is a writer who particularly rewards those for whom reading is an intense pleasure. He is among the very few North American writers all of whose work I want to read, whose as-yet-unpublished books I wait for impatiently. - Author: Susan Sontag
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#13. Both my happiness and unhappiness I owe to the love of pleasure; of sex, travel, reading, conversation (hearing oneself talk), food, drink, cigars and lying in warm water. - Author: Cyril Connolly
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#14. Time passed solely in the pursuit of pleasure leaves no solid enjoyment for the future; but from the hours you spend in reading and studying useful books, you will gather a golden harvest in future years. - Author: Dorothea Dix
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#15. Not one poor reader reported a lot of pleasure reading. - Author: Stephen D. Krashen
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#16. The pleasures of writing correspond exactly to the pleasures of reading - Author: Vladimir Nabokov
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#17. Books of quotations ... afford me one of the most undemanding but satisfying forms of reading pleasure. - Author: P.D. James
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#18. To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations - such is pleasure beyond compare. - Author: Yoshida Kenko
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#19. I find it an absolute pleasure to read travel guides, especially the Michelin guides, and their description of places I know I'll probably never visit. I spend a large part of my life reading descriptions of restaurants. - Author: Michel Houellebecq
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#20. Seduction is an absolute pleasure to read
clever, suspenseful, exciting, mysterious, learned, and engrossing. Some of the best historical fiction I've read in quite some time and just plain reading fun. M.J. Rose is at the top of her game, and that is saying something. - Author: David Liss
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#21. what are inside books may not all that necessarily be different from what are outside books at all - Author: Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
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#22. The greatest pleasure in life is that of reading while we are young. I have had as much of this pleasure perhaps as any one. - Author: William Hazlitt
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#23. That, incidentally, gives me the greatest possible pleasure - the knowledge that we are all linked by our friendship with a group of fictional people. What a pleasant club of which to be a member! [from the preface; on writing for people around the world] - Author: Alexander McCall Smith
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#24. People who have been made to suffer by certain things cannot be reminded of them without a horror which paralyses every other pleasure, even that to be found in reading a story. - Author: Stendhal
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#25. He wished he had never come to London. He wished he had never undertaken to revive English magic. He wished he had stayed at Hurtfew Abbey, reading and doing magic for his own pleasure. None of it, he thought, was worth the loss of forty books. - Author: Susanna Clarke
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#26. Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author's words reverberating in your head. - Author: Paul Auster
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#27. From books all I seek is to give myself pleasure by an honourable pastime: or if I do study, I seek only that branch of learning which deals with knowing myself and which teaches me how to live and die well ... - Author: Michel De Montaigne
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#28. Victoria was an innocent country gentlewoman who spent her time reading, teaching the local children, painting, gathering armfuls of heather in the meadow. Vivien, by contrast, was pleasure-loving and self-serving... with a moral compass that was most definitely skewed. - Author: Lisa Kleypas
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#29. I love pleasure of reading, writing and dancing. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#30. The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books. - Author: Katherine Mansfield
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#31. You can get a certain amount of pleasure as a mathematical spectator, reading and watching some of the most beautiful arguments that have been created in the history of humanity. But that's too passive. - Author: Steven Strogatz
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#32. BIBLIOBLISS. Transported into states of transcendent pleasure while immersed in reading a favorite book. - Author: Rob Brezsny
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#33. Reading was such an enrichment of my life. And it was that pleasure that I had as a very young reader probably that is the origin of my vocation. - Author: Mario Vargas-Llosa
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#34. The poetry of Walt Whitman. I can return again and again to these magnificent poems and still get pleasure from reading them. - Author: Robert Littell
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#35. He liked to read with the silence and the golden color of the whiskey as his companions. He liked food, people, talk, but reading was an inexhaustible pleasure. What the joys of music were to others, words on a page were to him. - Author: James Salter
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#36. If Barthes, along with Bachelard, is one of those who have done most to enrich criticism during the last thirty years, it is not as a theoretician of a still hazy semiology, but as the champion of a new pleasure in reading. - Author: Laurent Binet
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#37. This is not about money or anything other than the pleasure of reading for people who want to read it. - Author: J.K. Rowling
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#38. To become a 'good reader' one must give oneself over to a regime of concentrated pleasure. One does not set out to read a book a day (there is no necessary pleasure in that) but may spend two or three years on one book [. . .], read only portions of another, devour a third at a single sitting. - Author: Michael Schmidt
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#39. What a vast fertility of pleasure books hold for me! I went in and found the table laden with books. I looked in and sniffed them all. I could not resist carrying this one off and broaching it. I think I could happily live here and read forever. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#40. I rather enjoy that sense of bewilderment a novel gives you when you start reading it, but if the first effect is fog, I'm afraid the moment the fog lifts my pleasure in reading will be lost, too. - Author: Italo Calvino
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#41. The pleasure we feel, reading a poem, is our assurance of its integrity. - Author: Donald Hall
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#42. The only thing I would want to say is that storytelling is ancient; it's something that everybody does. Kids mustn't be in awe of it. Reading should be a joy - fun, fun, fun - not a responsibility, not something you do because society demands it, but something you do because it's a pleasure. - Author: Natalie Babbitt
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#43. [P]art of the pleasure of engaging with a writer is unraveling some allusions and admitting defeat by others. - Author: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
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#44. We can learn to pay attention, concentrate, devote ourselves to authors. We can slow down so we can hear the voice of texts, feel the movement of sentences, experience the pleasure of words
and own passages that speak to us. (p. 41) - Author: Thomas Newkirk
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#45. The pleasure of reading biography, like that of reading letters, derives from the universal hunger to penetrate other lives. - Author: Patricia Ann Meyer Spacks
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#46. Amid the push to excellence, with its measurement and accountability, it is easy to lose sight of a key ingredient in reading a book - the pleasure it bring us, something too many boil down to a dirty word: FUN. - Author: Jim Trelease
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#47. I had never known the pleasure of reading, of exploring the recesses of the soul, of letting myself be carried away by imagination, beauty, and the mystery of fiction and language. For me all those things were born with that novel. - Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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#48. One of my passions is that children enjoy their time at school - and reading for pleasure can be an important part of that. - Author: Charles Clarke
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#49. I keep waiting for someone to cast me as the angel or the witch or the immortal of some kind because so much of the reading I do for my own pleasure is fantasy, horror, or sci-fi. - Author: Lorraine Toussaint
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#50. I did realize, as do you, how blessed I was to know bookjoy, the private pleasure of savoring text. - Author: Pat Mora
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#51. What I want is to try and get across the idea that reading for pleasure is so beneficial. And turn children on who have maybe been switched off reading or never found a love of it in the first place. - Author: Malorie Blackman
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#52. In junior high school, I learned that I could be good at school. I remember liking the freedom to choose classes and the pleasure of learning and doing well. My perseverance and love of reading had somehow allowed me to overcome many disadvantages of dyslexia, and I read a lot of books for pleasure. - Author: Carol W. Greider
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#53. The greatest pleasure of reading consists in re-reading. - Author: Vernon Lee
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#54. Perhaps the greatest reading pleasure has an element of self-annihilation. To be so engrossed that you barely know you exist. - Author: Ian McEwan
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#55. The thought of my chief inspector reading The Waste Land filled me with pleasure. Suddenly he pushed a snapshot toward me. - Author: W. Somerset Maugham
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#56. Each spine was an encapsulated memory, each book represented hours, days of pleasure, of immersion into words. - Author: Audrey Niffenegger
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#57. Read anything I write for the pleasure of reading it. Whatever else you find will be the measure of what you brought to the reading. - Author: Ernest Hemingway,
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#58. I think that writing should be honest and simple, and it should say something about what it means to be a person. When God is good to us, we write in such a way that the act of reading becomes a pleasure to those who buy our books. - Author: M.V. Carey
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#59. Reading was my hobby, my sport and my activity of choice. It was the prime pleasure of my days, an unfailing escape from whatever realities were distressing me, and the only source of pride I knew, other vanities lying beyond my grasp. I couldn't do anything else well, but I could do words. - Author: Cynthia Voigt
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#60. There were two immediate results of my forced loneliness: I began to find company in books, and greater pleasure in music. - Author: James Weldon Johnson
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#61. At the time I was taught to read, it was an Eden-like time of my life. My mother adored me. Everyone adored me. So I associate reading with enormous pleasure. - Author: Jamaica Kincaid
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#62. The mere brute pleasure of reading - the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing. - Author: Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl Of Chesterfield
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#63. Over the years I have collected so many books that, in aggregate, they can fairly be called a library.I don't know what percentage of them I have read. Increasingly I wonder how many of them I ever will read. This has done nothing to dampen my pleasure in acquiring more books. - Author: Marilynne Robinson
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#64. When we have read a book or poem so often that we can no longer find any amusement in reading it by ourselves, we can still take pleasure in reading it to a companion. To him it has all the graces of novelty. - Author: Adam Smith
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#65. The pleasure of reading is indescribable. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#66. Reading is for pleasure; it's not another form of social competition. Leave those literary Joneses to it. - Author: Heather Reyes
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#67. Because of the very nature of the world as it is today, our children receive in school a heavy load of scientific and analytic subjects, so it is in their reading for fun, for pleasure, that they must be guided into creativity. - Author: Madeleine L'Engle
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#68. How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!"
"Spoken like one who has never known the ecstasy of holding a still-beating heart in her hand. - Author: Seth Grahame-Smith
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#69. As a child, I read science fiction, but from the very beginnings of my reading for pleasure, I read a lot of non-fictional history, particularly historical biography. - Author: Norman Spinrad
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#70. If parents simply read for pleasure at home on their own, their children were more likely to enjoy reading, too. That pattern held fast across very different countries and different levels of family income. Kids could see what parents valued, and it mattered more than what parents said. - Author: Amanda Ripley
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#71. Scientific understanding is often beautiful, a profoundly aesthetic experience which gives pleasure not unlike the reading of a great poem. - Author: Paul Nurse
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#72. It is a writer's greatest pleasure to hear that someone was kept up until the unholy hours of the morning reading one of their books - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#73. When I'm reading for my own pleasure, I read things other than history or archival material. I read a lot of fiction. I'm very fond of mysteries. - Author: David McCullough
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#74. I love the pleasure of reading poetry. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#75. I don't finish a lot of the books I read. I get enormous pleasure from reading half f them, two-thirds of them, even incredibly good books. But I don't feel it's my duty to finish them. I read the last few pages and find out what happens at the end. - Author: Jackie French
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#76. I merely say that all reading for pleasure is escape, whether it be Greek, mathematics, astronomy, Benedetto Croce, or The Diary of the Forgotten Man. To say otherwise is to be an intellectual snob, and a juvenile at the art of living. - Author: Raymond Chandler
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#77. I haven't read for pleasure in 35 years. I mean, I get a lot of pleasure from what I read ... For me, it's gotten so that it doesn't seem as though I've read a book unless I've written about it. It really seems the completion of the reading process. - Author: Michael Dirda
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#78. No man reads a book of science from pure inclination. The books that we do read with pleasure are light compositions, which contain a quick succession of events. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#79. How could I fall asleep, when I love the pleasure of reading and writing at night? - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#80. If I eat mindlessly while watching television, reading, or talking with someone else, I can go through an entire meal without tasting the food, without even noticing that I've been eating. The plate is empty but I didn't enjoy the food - I had all of the calories and little of the pleasure. - Author: Dean Ornish
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#81. Vacation cruises are advertised as luxurious journeys to exotic places, but a chief pleasure is the reading of books ... On steamer chairs topside or poolside, in the lounges, everywhere you see men and women with their noses in books, devouring them for hours. - Author: Garrison Keillor
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#82. The joy of reading is sacred pleasure. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#83. Expand the definition of 'reading' to include non-fiction, humor, graphic novels, magazines, action adventure, and, yes, even websites. It's the pleasure of reading that counts; the focus will naturally broaden. A boy won't read shark books forever. - Author: Jon Scieszka
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#84. ...To see your life flow in obscurity among the treasures of the heart and of nature, happy in your anonymity, and to occasionally lose yourself in reading or in the pleasure of being a sensitive admirer of the fine arts; that's the image of modern life you're looking for! - Author: Paul Amadeus Dienach
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#85. I definitely rediscovered reading for pleasure by devoting such a large swath of my time to sitting on airplanes. I am now painfully adept at removing my shoes so as to have the least amount of foot surface area touching an airport floor. - Author: Sloane Crosley
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#86. Part of the pleasure has to do with a sense of efficiency, of materials exactly allocated and completely used. Another part has to do with a sense of inevitability, the feeling that someone knew where we were headed all along, even if we and the characters did not. - Author: Wendy Lesser
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#87. Next to the pleasure of reading a favourite fishing book comes that of persuading a friend to read it too. - Author: Arthur Ransome
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#88. One of the strange things about imaginary food is that it allows us to take pleasure in reading about things that we would never want to eat in real life. - Author: Bee Wilson
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#89. The advent of ebooks is no more going to kill the pleasure of reading than the introduction of the internal combustion engine made horses extinct. - Author: Michael A. Stackpole
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#90. In the novel we can know people perfectly, and, apart from the general pleasure of reading, we can find here a compensation for their dimness in life. - Author: E. M. Forster
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#91. Learning to decipher words had only added to the pleasures of holding spines and turning pages, measuring the journey to the end with a thumb-riffle, poring over frontispieces. Books! Opening with a crackle of old glue, releasing perfume; closing with a solid thump. - Author: John Crowley
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#92. I hope reading this book will convince you of something: that by surrendering yourself totally to God's purposes, He will bring you the most pleasure in this life and the next. - Author: Francis Chan
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#93. In my pursuit of historical ecology, I find the pleasure of reading history. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#94. The pleasure of this sort of life-bookish, she supposed it might be called, a reading life- had made her isolation into a rich and even subversive thing. - Author: Louise Erdrich
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#95. At the end of the afternoon she tore herself away from the story to go and buy some tobacco. This would be tricky on a holiday, but never mind, it was mainly a pretext so the story could settle and she'd have the pleasure of meeting up with her new friend again a bit later on. - Author: Anna Gavalda
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#96. I read for pleasure
In search of fictional worlds
To enrich my truths - Author: A.A. Patawaran
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#97. When I am reading for research and making notes, I use a cleverly designed curved lap-desk, and I sit up dutifully, mindful of ergonomics and suchlike concepts. When reading for pleasure, I take advantage of the 'recline' in recliner. - Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
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#98. To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life. - Author: W. Somerset Maugham
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