Reading Good Literature Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 29 Quotes About Reading Good Literature

#1. An honest bookstore would post the following sign above its 'self-help' section: 'For true self-help, please visit our philosophy, literature, history and science sections, find yourself a good book, read it, and think about it. - Author: Roger Ebert
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#2. She tied an apron round her and prepared everything with the bustling activity common to young housewives who still find something sexual in the handling of a saucepan. - Author: Bertolt Brecht
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#3. I can always tell when I'm about to start writing. I go through cycles in reading. When I'm beginning to start to write something, I start reading what I think of as good literature. I read things with wonderful language. - Author: Patricia MacLachlan
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#4. He wondered what book he might be reading when he finally breathed his last, and determined to grab a good one as soon as he sensed the end coming so that whoever discovered him would know he had a good taste in literature. - Author: Andrew Peterson
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#5. Children's reading and children's thinking are the rock-bottom base upon which this country will rise. Or not rise. In these days of tension and confusion, writers are beginning to realize that books for children have a greater potential for good or evil than any other form of literature on earth. - Author: Dr. Seuss
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#6. No fiction is worth reading except for entertainment. If it entertains and is clean, it is good literature, or its kind. If it forms the habit of reading, in people who might not read otherwise, it is the best literature. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#7. Of course anyone who truly loves books buys more of them than he or she can hope to read in one fleeting lifetime. A good book, resting unopened in its slot on a shelf, full of majestic potentiality, is the most comforting sort of intellectual wallpaper. - Author: David Quammen
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#8. The novels that get praised in the NY Review of Books aren't worth reading. Ninety-seven percent of science fiction is adolescent rubbish, but good science fiction is the best and only literature of our times. - Author: Robert Anton Wilson
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#9. The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries. - Author: Rene Descartes
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#10. Good literature is one key to peace. When we stop reading each other, when we stop paying attention to each other's words and stories, we too easily oppose one another. - Author: Dave DiGrazie
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#11. It did occur to me that the effect of good literature may be as dizzying as that of alcohol. - Author: Pamela Dean
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#12. Mice: But reading all the good writers might discourage you.
Y.C.: Then you ought to be discouraged. - Author: Ernest Hemingway,
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#13. A good book is an event in my life. - Author: Stendhal
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#14. When it comes to literature, we are all groping in the dark, even the writer. Especially the writer. And that is a good thing
maybe one of the best things about literature. It's always an adventure of some kind. - Author: Wendy Lesser
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#15. Just as composers go to concerts and artists visit galleries, writers read. You will learn, in the most enjoyable way, more about style and language from reading good literature than you will ever acquire from workshops and how-to books. - Author: Judith Barrington
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#16. There's no better way to inform and expand you mind on a regular basis than to get into the habit of reading good literature. - Author: Stephen R. Covey
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#17. Sometimes it's all you can do," he murmured. "Fight back; run wild, until you get it all out."
"Sometimes there is nothing to fight and nowhere to run. - Author: Nora Roberts
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#18. You look ... " she said, her voice trailing away as she looked me over again. I braced myself for some polite answer. But what she said surprised me. "Like a warrior. - Author: Cambria Hebert
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#19. The secret of a good librarian is that he never reads anything more of the literature in his charge than the title and the table of contents. Anyone who lets himself go and starts reading a book is lost as a librarian ... He's bound to lose perspective. - Author: Robert Musil
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#20. Read good books to improve your life. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#21. She liked getting hold of some book ... and keeping it to herself, and gnawing its contents in privacy, and pondering the meaning without sharing her thoughts with any one, or having to decide whether the book was a good one or a bad one. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#22. 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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#23. A good book, he had concluded, leaves you wanting to reread the book. A great book compels you to reread your own soul. Such books were for him rare and, as he aged, rarer. Still he searched, one more Ithaca for which he was forever bound. - Author: Richard Flanagan
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#24. They say that every Jewish person is supposed to love one black person in his life. I'm glad Lorne Michaels chose me. - Author: Tracy Morgan
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#25. The first demand any work of art makes upon us is surrender. Look. Listen. Receive. Get yourself out of the way. (There is no good asking first whether the work before you deserves such a surrender, for until you have surrendered you cannot possibly find out.) - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#26. No - I'm quite calm inside during the game for most of the time - not 100%, but generally very calm. - Author: Vladimir Kramnik
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#27. I think myself I ought to be shot for writing such nonsense ... But it's unquestionably good escapist literature and I think I should rather like it if I were sitting in an air-raid shelter or recovering from flu. - Author: Georgette Heyer
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#28. Through the overcast sky, I looked up and saw the tin-can planes. I watched their stomachs open and drop the bombs casually out. They were off target, of course. They were often off target. - Author: Markus Zusak
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#29. I am not opposed to e-readers. Any technology that encourages the reading of literature is a good thing. - Author: Julia Glass
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