Friday, 22 November 2013

Book Quotes of the Week

“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.” Gustave Flaubert

"A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out. " Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

"The first book we fall in love with shapes us every bit as much as the first person we fall in love with ..." Laura Miller

"Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own." Charles Scribner Jr.

"The secret to editing your work is simple: you need to become its reader instead of its writer." Zadie Smith

"Extremists have shown what frightens them most: a girl with a book." Malala Yousafzai

"Books breed like rabbits, bookcases breed like elephants." N.N.

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  1. Loved the quote about our first book love shaped us as much as our first love did. My first book love was The Wizard of OZ.

  2. Thank you for sharing this. My first book love was Heidi. My parents gave it to me when I was in hospital because they had to remove my appendix. I must have read that dozens of times.

    I guess you will be celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow. Have a blessed day,

    1. Probably should have added the link to Heidi. Well, here it is.