Reading Old Books Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 64 Reading Old Books Quotes

#1. I love the smell of old books, Mandy sighed, inhaling deeply with the book pressed against her face. The yellow pages smelled of wood and paper mills and mothballs. - Author: Rebecca McNutt
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#2. This particular book felt familiar, like an old friend. The characters drew me into their world, and I blocked out mine for the rest of the afternoon. - Author: Rebecca Raisin
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#3. I grew up on Stephen King, reading the books. I love the small town, 1950s feel to it, that nostalgia, and that old America. What happens when something weird starts happening to all these people, something other-worldly, something demonic? - Author: Alexander Koch
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#4. Every age has its own outlook. It is specially good at seeing certain truths and specially liable to make certain mistakes. We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistake of our own period. And that means the old books. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#5. The book smelled dusty and old but also carried a sweet tang, a hint of something inviting. She opened to the first page and started to read, pronouncing the words in a reverent whisper. - Author: Shannon Hale
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#6. Reading is my passion and my escape since I was 5 years old. Overall, children don't realize the magic that can live inside their own heads. Better even then any movie. - Author: Eckhart Tolle
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#7. For some reason, when people meet me and find out I'm a writer they always ask if I write children's books. Um ... please don't let your kids read my books. Well, unless your kids are in their 30s or something ... then yeah, they're old enough. LOL - Author: Michelle M. Pillow
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#8. Providence has delivered me of every worldly passion, save this one; the desire to acquire books, new or old books of any kind, whose charms I cannot persuade myself to resist. - Author: John Henry Newman
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#9. The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend. When I read a book over I have perused before, it resembles the meeting with an old one. - Author: Oliver Goldsmith
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#10. My advice is this. For Christ's sake, don't write a book that is suitable for a kid of 12 years old, because the kids who read who are 12 years old are reading books for adults. I read all of the James Bond books when I was about 11, which was approximately the right time to read James Bond books. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#11. When I was a child, I read books. My reading was not indiscriminate. I preferred books that were old and thick and hard. I made vocabulary lists. - Author: Marilynne Robinson
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#12. I'm kind of old-school and love nothing more than sitting, opening a book, and reading it. But I also love listening to audio books. - Author: Nick Cave
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#13. 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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#14. Antonio-
"Just in time, Pete. Five more minutes of reading this and she'd have been in a coma."
Peter-
"Are we such bad company that you'd rather hide out in here reading that old thing? - Author: Kelley Armstrong
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#15. Robert Pattinson loves to read and watch old movies and he's very smart. - Author: Reese Witherspoon
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#16. Books are just old friends waiting to be discovered. - Author: Carmela Dutra
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#17. 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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#18. All the old houses that I knew when I was a child were full of books, bought generation after generation by members of the family. Everyone was literate as a matter of course. Nobody told you to read this or not to read that. It was there to read, and we read. - Author: Katherine Ann Porter
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#19. My favourite place in the whole city was the Sempere & Sons bookshop on Calle Santa Anna. It smelled of old paper and dust and it was my sanctuary, my refuge. - Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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#20. In the old days people had far fewer channels in which to place their imaginative time. There's definitely more competition for time ... and yet people seem to be reading [books] as much. - Author: Douglas Coupland
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#21. The first time I read an excellent work, it is to me just as if I gained a new friend; and when I read over a book I have perused before, it resembles the meeting of an old one. - Author: James Goldsmith
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#22. 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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#23. I read a lot of highly unsuitable books for an 11-year-old. I was desperate to read as widely as possible. I thought, 'There are so many places I am never going to get the chance to visit, but I can if I read them.' And I did. I could go anywhere in the world - and off it - by reading. - Author: Malorie Blackman
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#24. I guess I never grew up. I was still reading kids' books in high school and college. I was always interested in writing or illustrating children's books, and I started collecting out-of-print books when I was about 10 years old. - Author: Michael Patrick Hearn
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#25. The secret of keeping young is to read children's books. You read the books they write for little children and you'll keep young. You read novels, philosophy, stuff like that and it makes you feel old. - Author: John Cheever
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#26. Some will read only old books, as if there were no valuable truths to be discovered in modern publications: others will only read new books, as if some valuable truths are not among the old. Some will not read a book because they know the author: others ... would also read the man. - Author: Benjamin Disraeli
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#27. Reading old Gray? That's right. Physician's library just three books: 'Gray's Anatomy' and Bible and Shakespeare. Study. You may become great doctor. - Author: Sinclair Lewis
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#28. When you are old and grey and full of sleep
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep - Author: W.B.Yeats
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#29. The commonplace books of the old Puritans were invaluable to them. They would never have been able to compile such works as they did if they had not been careful in collecting and arranging their matter under different heads. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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#30. Never read a book that is not a year old. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#31. And books! ... she would buy them all over and over again; she would buy up every copy, I believe, to prevent their falling into unworthy hands; and she would have every book that tells her how to admire an old twisted tree. - Author: Jane Austen
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#32. I like cups of tea and reading books and poetry and old people things. - Author: Bindi Irwin
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#33. The only things that got me through those years were a half dozen books I stole and through which I escaped reality time and again. I never tired of reading them, even reading them aloud to myself, until the characters between the covers became dear to me, like old friends. - Author: Sylvie Grohne
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#34. The famous University of Chicago Great Books program and the reorganization of the University structure along Aristotelian lines and the establishment of the "College," in which a reading of classics was initiated in fifteen-year-old students, were some of the results. - Author: Robert M. Pirsig
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#35. Books were a dependable pleasure. I read more then than I ever was able to read again until now when I am too old to work much and am mostly alone. - Author: Wendell Berry
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#36. When a new book is published, read an old one. - Author: Samuel Rogers
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#37. The great sickness and the grievous evil consist in this: that all the things that man finds written in books, he presumes to think of as true-and all the more so if the books are old. - Author: Maimonides
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#38. A thirteen-year-old is a kaleidoscope of different personalities, if not in most ways a mere figment of her own imagination. At that age, what and who you are depends largely on what book you happen to be reading at the moment. - Author: Jessica Mitford
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#39. I'm old-fashioned and think that reading books is the most glorious pastime that humankind has yet devised. - Author: Wislawa Szymborska
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#40. Children's and YA books are about being brave and kind, about learning wisdom and love, about that journey into and through maturity that we all keep starting, and starting again, no matter how old we get. I think that's why so many adults read YA: we're never done coming of age. - Author: Betsy Cornwell
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#41. Nothing from the summer carries more lasting allure for me than the memory of sitting with Ruth on the bank of a stream on campus, taking turns reading aloud from the books we held on our laps, while the wind wet leaves gossiping in the old trees above us and the creek rustled in its stony bed. - Author: Scott Russell Sanders
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#42. Old books are like Old friends - Author: George R R Martin
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#43. If one has to choose between reading the new books and reading the old, one must choose the old: not because they are necessarily better but because they contain precisely those truths of which our own age is neglectful. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#44. This is what books only aimed to do and never could. Give you the glint of someone else's sunrise, what living is really like, you get old and it hurts to bend your elbow; your friends start to die, you can't get fresh fruit in the shops. - Author: Geoff Ryman
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#45. Aristotle says that the aim of education is to make the pupil like and dislike what he ought. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#46. I keep to old books, for they teach me something; from the new I learn very little - Author: Voltaire
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#47. Dear Miss Pomeroy, I am saddened by the things I do not know. There are hundreds--thousands--of books in the world and I will never be able to read all of them.
I am old.
Walter - Author: Barbara Wersba
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#48. Old books that we have known but not possessed cross our path and invite themselves over. New books try to seduce us daily with tempting titles and tantalizing covers. - Author: Alberto Manguel
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#49. A bran' new book is a beautiful thing, all promise and fresh pages, the neatly squared spine, the brisk sense of a journey beginning. But a well-worn book also has its pleasures, the soft caress and give of the paper's edges, the comfort, like an old shawl, of an oft-read story. - Author: Lewis Buzbee
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#50. He was thirty-six years old, and six foot three. He spoke English to people and French to cats, and Latin to the birds. He had once nearly killed himself trying to read and ride a horse at the same time. - Author: Katherine Rundell
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#51. Reading books in one's youth is like looking at the moon through a crevice; reading books in middle age is like looking at the moon in one's courtyard; and reading books in old age is like looking at the moon on an open terrace. - Author: Lin Yutang
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#52. Something like reading depends a lot on just having people around you who talk to you and read you books, more than sitting down and, say, doing a reading drill when you're 3 or 4 years old. - Author: Alison Gopnik
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#53. I like two types of dust: pixie dust and dust from old, first edition books. - Author: Nicholaa Spencer
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#54. Those of us who are blamed when old for reading childish books were blamed when children for reading books too old for us. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#55. It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#56. I think of my pile of old paperbacks, their pages gone wobbly, like they'd once belonged to the sea. - Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
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#57. The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones. - Author: Joseph Joubert
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#58. When I write, I'm still imagining a kid reading it on paper. I read e-books when I travel, but in general I still prefer holding an old-fashioned book in my hands. There's a special, tactile experience. - Author: Rick Riordan
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#59. Naturally, since I myself am a writer, I do not wish the ordinary reader to read no modern books. But if he must read only the new or only the old, I would advise him to read the old. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#60. Whenever one of us introduced an old favorite, we savored the other's first delight like a shared meal eaten with a newly acquired gusto, as if we'd never truly tasted it before. - Author: Pamela Paul
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#61. I fell in love with reading when I was allowed to choose whatever books I wanted to check out of the library. I was around nine years old when I began choosing my own books in earnest. - Author: Adriana Trigiani
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#62. A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight. - Author: Robertson Davies
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#63. Where books had been a comfort before, they became a necessity, old books best of all: thick heavy tomes with stories that spread and twisted through other worlds, where he could walk like a ghost in the footsteps of other lives. - Author: Alexia Casale
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#64. He who studies old books will always find in them something new, and he who reads new books will always find in them something old. - Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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