February 12, 2013

Quote Garden - Re-re-reread ...

Curiously enough, one cannot read a book; one can only reread it. A good reader, a major reader, and active and creative reader is a rereader.
Vladimir Nabokov

When you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before.
Clifton Fadiman

My definition of good literature is that which can be read by an educated reader, and reread with increased pleasure.
Gene Wolfe

The ultimate luxury is to reread: to revisit a book to see how time has treated it, how memory has distorted it, or how my own passing years have cast a new light on it.
Michael Upchurch

Lists of books we re-read and books we can't finish tell more about us than about the relative worth of the books themselves.
Russell Banks


  1. i always love the quote you pick^^


  2. Such beautiful quotes. I especially appreciate the last one.