Friday, 19 May 2017

Book Quotes of the Week

"The mere brute pleasure of reading - the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing." Lord Chesterfield

"I don't think there is such a thing as a bad book for children. It's tosh. It's snobbery and it's foolishness. Well-meaning adults can easily destroy a child's love of reading. We need our children to get onto the reading ladder. Anything that they enjoy reading will move them up, rung by rung, into literacy." Neil Gaimain

"Books amuse and touch. And they can distract - not least from ourselves." Andrea Gerk "Reading as Medicine" ("Lesen als Medizin")

"Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment." Greenville Kleisser

"To survive, you must tell stories." Umberto Eco

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  1. My pick is Neil Gaiman this week. I have seen his words proven out time after time.

    1. That was my favourite, as well. Didn't post any last week, not feeling too well.

      Have a happy reading week,

    2. I hope you are better now.

    3. It's always ups and downs. Usually, the blog and keeping in touch with friends keeps me from brooding too much but some weeks, I just don't have the energy.

      Thanks for your good wishes,