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Top 100 Quotes About Reading From Books

#1. He kissed me for a long moment, holding my shoulders, perhaps to keep me from pressing my whole body against his. Then he tried to lift my bag.
"My God," he said. "What happened?"
"I found out one may check out twenty books at a time from the school library. - Author: Laura Whitcomb
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#2. Books were my passion and my escape from madness. - Author: Dorothea Benton Frank
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#3. For six months, then, Emma, at fifteen years of age, made her hands dirty with books from old lending libraries. - Author: Gustave Flaubert
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#4. From the time I could read, I found solace in my father's library...At the ages of ten and eleven and twelve I would have preferred to remain in the library... - Author: Alice Hoffman
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#5. If you read the books then you have no conclusion you do not dare to kick out this idea or theory "wrong", this idea or theory "right", if you have no conclusion from what you read, your reading is not useful. - Author: Khem Veasna
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#6. Everything I ever learned, I learned from books. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#7. Every time you think of escaping mentally or physically, grab the book that lies inches away from your heart. - Author: Muna Adnan Naqi
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#8. First off, from reading the script and knowing that I was going to be apart of it, I'm a huge 'Wizard of Oz' fan so to be involved in something that was connected to the original books was really exciting for me and it was very different than anything I had ever worked on before. - Author: Kathleen Robertson
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#9. 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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#10. I have no cause to love Mr. Norrell- far from it. But I know this about him: he is a magician first and everything else second- and Jonathan is the same. Books and magic are all either of them really care about. - Author: Susanna Clarke
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#11. I was burning through books every day - stories about people and places I'd never heard of. They were perhaps the only thing that kept me from teetering into utter despair. - Author: Sarah J. Maas
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#12. I was completely devoted to reading and books from the age of seven. It took until I was 18 to have the confidence to write poetry. - Author: Christopher Koch
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#13. Every free minute away from dance (my main focus) I was memorizing new English words, either showering, walking or on the toilet. I started reading English books even though I had very limited vocabulary. - Author: Li Cunxin
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#14. But he knew he'd started reading books on Sri Lanka, because he needed to explain things, to himself and others -- because if that world, his world over there had ever made sense, it seemed far more confused when questioned from outside. - Author: Pradeep Jeganathan
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#15. I love anything to do with cooking, from watching the Food Network to reading recipe books by Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver and Levi Roots. My favourite types of cuisine are Asian and Caribbean, and I love cooking new recipes for my family. - Author: Jourdan Dunn
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#16. And please, stay away from those books you devour. They are putting the most fantastical tales into your head. - Author: Libba Bray
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#17. Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are 'patches of Godlight' in the woods of our experience. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#18. You'll never understand us from reading a book,' Will had said, but that wasn't the point really. He didn't know what books meant to her, that books were symbols of truth and meaning, that this one acknowledged that she existed and there were others like her in the world. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#19. I have started a new blog W.A.R.(Writers Amongst Readers) for all those writing or reading books. Quotes, excerpts, comments from the world's greatest writers. See robinhawdonblog - Author: Robin Hawdon
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#20. Never stop reading, Luke. The words from the pages make me feel like I'm right there, like I can smell the sea and hear the wind. It's my one regret that I didn't read much over the years. How can you learn about all the things happening in the world if you don't read? - Author: Lea Davey
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#21. Anyone who is too lazy to master the comparatively small glossary necessary to understand Chaucer deserves to be shut out from the reading of good books forever. - Author: Ezra Pound
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#22. For twenty years I strove to free myself from what I retained of my education; I indulged my curiosity by reading books less to learn than to efface from my memory the ideas that had been thrust upon it. - Author: George Sorel
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#23. It is both relaxing and invigorating to occasionally set aside the worries of life, seek the company of a friendly book ... from the reading of 'good books' there comes a richness of life that can be obtained in no other way. - Author: Gordon B. Hinckley
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#24. I only know how to read because I steal books from rich people. - Author: Natalie C. Anderson
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#25. 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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#26. I believe reading books is one of the best ways to gain real empathy for people different from ourselves, and helping boys develop empathy for girls is a cause worth fighting for. - Author: Shannon Hale
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#27. If you truly love a book, you should sleep with it, write in it, read aloud from it, and fill its pages with muffin crumbs. - Author: Anne Fadiman
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#28. We may need to put down the book from time to time, but we should make sure not to let the computer become the new book. The universal medium, like the universal library, is a dream that does more harm than good. - Author: Andrew Piper
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#29. You never forget the books you loved as a kid. You never forget the poems you memorized, the first book you read until the cover fell off, the book you read hidden from your mother. What an honor to hold hands with a child's imagination in this way. - Author: Meg Medina
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#30. It is equally important to learn from experience and from books. - Author: Eraldo Banovac
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#31. ...as a child, I was an avid reader. And despite reading hundreds of books about straight people, I did not grow up to embrace the heterosexual lifestyle. Similarly, someone who is heterosexual is not going to turn gay from reading a book that features a child being raised by two moms. - Author: Leslea Newman
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#32. Can a book make such a difference? Can it change you utterly?

I know it can.

(First essay from The Book That Changed My Life, edited by Roxanne J. Coady & Joy Johannessen) - Author: Dorothy Allison
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#33. There is pleasure from learning the simple truth, and there is a pleasure from learning that the truth is not simple. - Author: Wayne C. Booth
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#34. The stories were always looking for a way to be told, to be brought to life through books and reading. That was how they crossed over from their world into ours. - Author: John Connolly
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#35. More than at any other time, when I hold a beloved book in my hand my limitations fall from me, my spirit is free. - Author: Helen Keller
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#36. I've met writers who wanted to be writers from the age of six, but I certainly had no feelings like that. It was only in the Philippines when I was about 15 that I started reading books by very contemporary writers of the Beatnik generation. - Author: Romesh Gunesekera
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#37. One can fight money only with money! from my Tale Of The Rock Pieces. - Author: Ivan Stoikov
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#38. Through reading, the modern man succeeds in obtaining an "escape from time" comparable to the "emegence from time" effected by myths. ( ... ) Reading projects him out if his personal duration and incorporates him into other rythms, makes him live in another "history". - Author: Mircea Eliade
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#39. Does one get faith by mere studying of books? Too much reading creates confusion. The Master used to say that one should learn from the scriptures that God alone is real and the world illusory. - Author: Sarada Devi
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#40. There is no scent so pleasant to my nostrils as that faint, subtle reek which comes from an ancient book. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#41. The best students come from homes where education is revered: where there are books, and children see their parents reading them. - Author: Leo Buscaglia
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#42. Knowing I lov'd my books, he furnish'd me From mine own library with volumes that I prize above my dukedom. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#43. One of my favorite authors is Robert Cormier. He was a devout Catholic and a very nice man, which might not be the impression you get from reading his books. - Author: Sara Zarr
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#44. Reading was my only escape from reality. Through books, I could be whoever I wanted. I could fall in love with the handsome prince, travel to exotic places, and take the leap that almost always had a happy ending. - Author: Teresa Mummert
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#45. But when I read, I am completely alone. I have privacy from her and from everyone. - Author: Sarah Crossan
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#46. You can't develop character by reading books. You develop it from conflict. - Author: Leonard Ravenhill
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#47. Reading is not just an escape. It is access to a better way of life. - Author: Karin Slaughter
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#48. A good vocabulary is not acquired by reading books written according to some notion of the vocabulary of one's age group. It comes from reading books above one. - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
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#49. Books were a safe place, a world apart from my own. No matter what had happened that day, that year, there was always a story in which someone overcame their darkest hour. I wasn't alone. - Author: Kiera Cass
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#50. I have built a city from the books I've read. A good book sings a a timeless music that is heard in the choir lofts, and balconies, and theaters that thrived within that secret city inside me. - Author: Pat Conroy
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#51. From your point of view as a reader, therefore, the most important words are those that give you trouble. - Author: Mortimer J. Adler
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#52. In terms of the way people see me, it breaks down into two very clear and distinct groups: those who think they know me from reading the papers and those who really know me by reading my books. - Author: David Icke
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#53. Reading was artificial borrowed life, benefiting from ideas and sensations transmitted cerebrally, acquiring the treasures of human truth by purchase or swindle, not by work. - Author: Benito Perez Galdos
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#54. There is a logic [to my reading], but I can't define it. I like reading impulsively. I collect books, I have a lot of them, but most of them I have not read yet. I'll read them when they call me from the shelf. - Author: Aleksandar Hemon
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#55. But Luke would never be friends with a girl, even if they were into the same things - like locking me in closets with brutish boys from school, or setting the books I was reading on fire. - Author: April Genevieve Tucholke
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#56. As I work day after day, inspirations from different places go into the work. It's combination, but it's also comparative. I'll be reading two books at the same time that are totally different [and] then have two stories mix together. - Author: Ali Banisadr
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#57. Wisdom is not what comes from reading great books. When it comes to understanding life, experiential learning is the only worthwhile kind, everything else is hearsay. - Author: Joan Erikson
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#58. I love when I finish reading a chapter that I wrote and my cheeks hurt from smiling and all I can utter is, 'Wow.' - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#59. 1. One learns of life not from reading books, but through living and experiencing.
2. Those who experience most aspects of life are more knowledgeable than those who only read about them. - Author: Emiliya Ahmadova
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#60. Doctor Who: You want weapons? We're in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room's the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!
(from Tooth and Claw in Season 2) - Author: Russell T. Davies
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#61. I've just surfaced from spending several days in a state of rapture: I was reading a book ... I felt alive and engaged and positively brilliant, bursting with ideas, brimming with memories of other books I've loved. - Author: Nora Ephron
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#62. Learning from books is so empowering - whether it be from history, a novel or a poem. When you come away from reading having learned something, you yourself are bigger. - Author: Lisa Lucas
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#63. I get a glimpse of the mind of many souls from their sacred books. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#64. In order to pronounce a book bad it is not enough to discover that it elicits no good response from ourselves, for that might be our fault. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#65. I get letters from readers who say that they have always hated reading, but somebody suggested one of my books, they actually finished the book and enjoyed it, and they're going on to read another book. I'm thrilled that they have figured out that reading is fun. - Author: Caroline B. Cooney
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#66. I could hardly wait for following chapters, which arrived in dribs and drabs, and I began to feel for all the world like the young T.B. Macaulay walking from London to meet the Cambridge coach bearing the next installment of Waverley novels. - Author: Vernon Sproxton
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#67. You can learn from a glance at anyone's library, not what they are, but what they wish to be. - Author: Alan Bradley
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#68. Could he continue to maintain his sanity that long? He didn't know. That's why he was devouring two or three books a day - to remove himself every minute that he possibly could from the madness of this life. - Author: Philip Roth
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#69. When you juice books from a library you are taking the history and imagination that has accumulated over so many years there. - Author: S.A. Tawks
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#70. It is rather when
We gloriously forget ourselves, and plunge
Soul-forward, headlong, into a book's profound,
Impassioned for its beauty and salt of truth
'Tis then we get the right good from a book. - Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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#71. I have known Farley Mowat all of my life, from reading his books as a child to becoming a close friend of his over the last three decades. - Author: Paul Watson
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#72. I held up the book - Green Eggs and Ham - and began reading. I smiled; it was one of my favorite books from my childhood. - Author: Angela Graham
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#73. Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; - vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore. - Author: Edgar Allan Poe
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#74. Crammed among the stacks of books in his room, the author treated literature as if each book were a window in a city of unstable skyscrapers, and he was the window-washer tasked with the impossible job of cleaning them all. - From "Pageturner" in 365 Tomorrows - Author: Joseph Patrick Pascale
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#75. She ate toast in bed, then reread a favorite book, taking comfort from a story where she knew the outcome would be good and just and right. - Author: Sarah Mayberry
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#76. They are a brilliant device for shape-shifting as we can slip into the skin of authors from other times, other cultural backgrounds, brilliant minds who give us a new perspective on life and the world - something we all need from time to time. - Cornelia Funke - Author: Jen Campbell
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#77. I'm still getting used to the idea that people out in the world are reading my books. Every time I get a 'fan letter,' I am thrilled. But when people tell me that they're from the south or western Kentucky, and they say, 'I know exactly what you mean!' That's awesome. - Author: Molly Harper
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#78. Finding people who get enormous pleasure from reading books is a more and more unusual experience, and so writers just so much want to be heard. - Author: Susie Bright
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#79. Evil and I are old adversaries. When we compete I hate to lose, Manny Bettencourt from Murder in the Pinelands - Author: Larry Moniz
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#80. I learned little save that most of the deeds, good and bad both, incurring opprobrium or plaudits or reward either, within the scope of man's abilities, had already been performed and were to be learned about only from books. - Author: William Faulkner
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#81. Though I enjoy the occasional eBook from time to time, I will only stop reading books printed on paper when they pry them from my cold, dead, withered hands, and even then, they will be hard pressed to take them from me. - Author: H.L. Stephens
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#82. 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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#83. There are worries that seem to me sustained by the love of worry. For example, that people are reading from screens, or listening to recorded books. Why scold the impulse to enjoy language and narrative in whatever form it takes? - Author: Marilynne Robinson
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#84. Books are the best conductors of knowledge, they transfer knowledge efficiently from one human to another with 0% knowledge loss inbetween. - Author: Chandan Sharma
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#85. I don't think there is such a thing as a bad book for children ... do not discourage children from reading because you feel they are reading the wrong thing. Fiction you do not like is the gateway drug to other books you may prefer. - Author: Neil Gaiman
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#86. It is a most wonderful comfort to sit alone beneath a lamp, book spread before you, and commune with someone from the past whom you have never met. - Author: Yoshida Kenko
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#87. I was raised to respect books - the house was full of them. From the time I was little, it was drummed into our heads that books were almost the most important thing in the world, second only to getting a good education. - Author: Martha Southgate
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#88. As with a love affair, the battered heart needs time to recover from a good work of fiction. - Author: Michael Dirda
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#89. I was the quiet kid in the corner, reading a book. In elementary school, I read so much and so often during class that I was actually forbidden from reading books during school hours by my teachers. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#90. Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them. - Author: Samuel Butler
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#91. I came from a house full of books, so I took reading for granted. I was an outdoorsy little kid, too, so I got the best of both worlds by taking books up trees and reading there. - Author: Tana French
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#92. It is nice that nobody writes as they talk and that the printed language is different from the spoken otherwise you could not lose yourself in books and of course you do you completely do. - Author: Gertrude Stein
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#93. Once I had opened a book and read its pages, those characters could never be taken away from me. Even if the books were burned, they would still live on in my mind. - Author: Jennifer Wilson
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#94. If we neglect Scripture in order to read only other books, we not only cut ourselves from the divine umbilical cord that feeds our souls, we also cut ourselves from the truth that makes it possible for us to benefit from the truth, goodness, and beauty in the books that we read. - Author: Tony Reinke
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#95. This earth that we live on is full of stories in the same way that, for a fish, the ocean is full of ocean. Some people say when we are born we're born into stories. I say we're also born from stories. - Author: Ben Okri
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#96. Of course. You get everything from books. - Author: Gregory Maguire
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#97. As readers, we have gone from learning a precious craft whose secret was held by a jealous few, to taking for granted a skin that has become subordinate to principles of mindless financial profit or mechanical efficiency, a skill for which governments care almost nothing. - Author: Alberto Manguel
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#98. Will!" Charlotte threw up her hands. "Why didn't you say so?"
"You know, the books on demon pox are in the library," Will said with an injured tone. "I wasn't preventing anyone from reading them - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#99. A Nottinghamshire man called Tubbs wished very much to see a fairy and, from thinking of fairies day and night, and from reading all sorts of odd books about them, he took it into his head that his coachman was a fairy. - Author: Susanna Clarke
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#100. My dad was in the Swedish armed forces, he was always reading up on different weapons from the Americans and Soviets. When I was a kid, I was in bed looking at his books, reading about the Red Army. So I was very aware of it. I had an interest in military matters ever since. - Author: Dolph Lundgren
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