[Quotation] “I read like …”

“I read like the flame reads the wood.” 

― Alfred Döblin

10 of the best quotations about books and reading from the Pivotal Network in 2013

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For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived

“For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.”

― Louis L’Amour

Langston Hughes

Turning the page …

There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.

–Josh Jameson

The best of a book …

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes 

Maybe this is why we read …

“Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know.”
 
― Alberto Manguel, A Reading Diary: A Passionate Reader’s Reflections on a Year of Books 

Whenever you read a good book …

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.

–Vera Nazarian

Human headed lions, Nineveh, near present day Mosul, Iraq

… the quietest and most constant of friends

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.

~Charles W. Eli

used books

Life transforming ideas

Life transforming ideas have always come to me through books.

Oliver Wendall Holmes

Life transofrming ideas have alsways come to me through books