Friday, 23 August 2013

Book Quotes of the Week

“A book: just a pile of dead letters? No, a bag full of seeds.” André Gide

"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." François Mauriac

“If you have not done things worthy of being written about, at least write things worthy of being read.” Giacomo Casanova

“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

"I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget." William Lyon Phelps

“The paradoxical virtue of reading lies in distancing ourselves from the world so that we may make sense of it.”  Daniel Pennac

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  1. Such wonderful quotes! And great inspiration to curl up with another book and delve into the mind of the writer. Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Reading,
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  2. You're welcome, Rebecca. I love quotes about books almost as much as the books themselves. Well, it's like an instant gratification if you only have a minute. And with all these fabulous websites it's not a problem to find a few new ones every week.

    Have a wonderful weekend,