Top Book Reading Quotes

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Favorite Book Reading Quotes

1. "What sense of superiority it gives one to escape reading some book which every one else is reading."
Author: Alice James
2. "Those other moments that I've been re-retuning to seem to fade a bit every time I go to them. It's kind of like reading the same book over and over. You keep trying to capture what you felt when you first read it, but the feelings just aren't ever as…magical."
Author: Amy Huntley
3. "I just write the sort of book that I would enjoy reading myself, a book that is both scholarly and recreates the experience of people at that time."
Author: Antony Beevor
4. "No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond."
Author: C.S. Lewis
5. "I miss my mother very much, and I feel closest to her when I have dinner in the oven and the children are nearby playing and I'm reading a book or doing some little project."
Author: Caitlin Flanagan
6. "You only play Pistol Annies when you're pissed, usually at me. I know your fake laugh from your real one. You have a great laugh, by the way. I know which shirts are your favorites, because they're the first ones you wear after you've done your laundry. You lick your bottom lip when you're trying to concentrate on your textbook reading. You cry during those commercials with the absurd animals when you think no one is looking. No, I don't know you at all."
Author: Chelsea M. Cameron
7. "When you broadcast your book reading voluntarily, it creates moments of fascinating serendipity."
Author: Clive Thompson
8. "The good news (for writers) is that this means that ebooks on computers are more likely to be an enticement to buy the printed book (which is, after all, cheap, easily had, and easy to use) than a substitute for it. You can probably read just enough of the book off the screen to realize you want to be reading it on paper."
Author: Cory Doctorow
9. "There is an aversion to long chunks of sentences...The dire problem is that long chunks of sentences are still the best way humans have to express complex thoughts, intricate observations, fleeting emotions-the whole range of what we are...It is unclear whether the American attention span can support book reading for much longer..."
Author: Dick Meyer
10. "The book I was reading turned out to be crack"
Author: Elizabeth Norris
11. "I focus on the words in front of me and continue reading the book that has now turned me into a voyeur through no fault of its own."
Author: Ella Frank
12. "Interviewer: Should one read the book first or see the film?Truffaut: Honestly, I much prefer the book to the movie. It's more beautiful, more complete. I don't think the film betrays the book, but it's a condensation. So I recommend reading the book.Interviewer: And I recommend seeing the movie too. Truffaut: Thank you. (Laughing)(François Truffaut discussing his film, Jules et Jim (1962))"
Author: François Truffaut
13. "IMPORTANT Book reading is a solitary and sedentary pursuit, and those who do are cautioned that a book should be used as an integral part of a well-rounded life, including a daily regimen of rigorous physical exercise, rewarding personal relationships, and sensible low-fat diet. A book should not be used a as a substitute or an excuse."
Author: Garrison Keillor
14. "[...] he made it a rule never to touch a book by any author who had not been dead at least 30 years."That's the only kind of book I can trust", he said."It's not that I don't believe in contemporary literature," he added, "but I don't want to waste valuable time reading any book that has not had the baptism of time. Life is too short."
Author: Haruki Murakami
15. "We set up a beta site, a test site, with movie, music and book reviews. If you're reading them and you want to buy a book or a ticket for a movie that's reviewed on the site, you can do that without leaving our site."
Author: Jay Chiat
16. "She thought a writer should work harder writing a book than she did reading it."
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
17. "The book identifies you as part of the tribe. On the opposite extreme, there are people who will walk up to you when you're reading a book because they think you're lonely."
Author: Jessica Zafra
18. "Hank Nearly was an avid reader. He arrived early in his brown corduroy coat, with a book taken from the library, copied all the pages on the Xerox machine, and sat at his desk reading what looked passebly like the honest pages of business. He's make it through a three-hundred-page novel every two or three days."
Author: Joshua Ferris
19. "If you were a medieval scholar reading a book, you knew that there was a reasonable likelihood you'd never see that particular text again, and so a high premium was placed on remembering what you read. You couldn't just pull a book off the shelf to consult it for a quote or an idea."
Author: Joshua Foer
20. "Perfect. Then imagine that you started reading the most interesting and fascinating comic book ever created. You fell in love with some characters, you hated others. Endless plots unfolded and every one was an emotional page-turner you couldn't read fast enough because you had to know what was going to happen next. You felt like the world would end if you didn't find out how the story ended. But then you get to the end and there was no end. The author didn't finish it. You don't know if good or evil won. You don't know if the guy got the girl. You don't know any of the answers to all your important questions"
Author: Karen Amanda Hooper
21. "After endless textbook readings and interviewing 'experts,' I still could not grasp the full concept of 'love,' the mystique of it, why people killed for it, or died for it. Even the experts were confused. Biologists said the phenomenom we called love was just a bombardment of chemicals that affected our brain: dopamine, which grabbed us the throat in the guise of lust, and oxytocin, which settled us down to the mundane complacencies of marriage. On the other hand, Behaviorists thought love was really the search for God. No one agreed. The thing most humans thought we knew about love, we didn't know at all. And all that we did not know was astonishing. Even more astonishing was what passed for love."
Author: Kiana Davenport
22. "I'm also doing constant book readings, movies. You name it, I'm doing it."
Author: Lynn Redgrave
23. "[...] I'm about to get on a plane here, and I'm packing recovery literature. All I know is I'm going to be the guy reading the book on co-dependency. That's what I know about me."
Author: Marc Maron
24. "Promiscuity is like never reading past the first page. Monogamy is like reading the same book over and over."
Author: Mason Cooley
25. "The fire of literacy is created by the emotional sparks between a child, a book, and the person reading. It isn't achieved by the book alone, nor by the child alone, nor by the adult who's reading aloud—it's the relationship winding between all three, bringing them together in easy harmony."
Author: Mem Fox
26. "A good book deserves an active reading. The activity of reading does not stop with the work of understanding what a book says. It must be completed by the work of criticism, the work of judging. The undemanding reader fails to satisfy this requirement, probably even more than he fails to analyze and interpret. He not only makes no effort to understand; he also dismisses a book simply by putting it aside and forgetting it. Worse than faintly praising it, he damns it by giving it no critical consideration whatever."
Author: Mortimer J. Adler
27. "Hi guys the book Im reading right this moment is called Uglies"
Author: Scott Westerfeld
28. "A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it."
Author: William Styron

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