February 8, 2011

Quote Garden - A time to read

"Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are" is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what you reread.
Fran├žois Mauriac

The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary. It is the only art which can be practiced at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness.
Holbrook Jackson

Reading - the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay.
William Styron

'Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in every book he finds passages which seem confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakenly meant for his ear; the profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader; the profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until it is discovered by an equal mind and heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Society and Solitude, 1870

To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one.
Chinese Saying

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