Friday, 3 July 2020

Book Quotes of the Week

"'Reader' is our primary occupation." Svetlana Alexievich about Russians
I have the suspicion I'm secretly Russian.

"Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote." Lord Chesterfield
While I do agree to this partly, I think we all need to read what blockheads write in order to prevent them to become too strong.

"When you stand in the darkness, when you have lost all hope, when you can't see any path to walk ahead, read; reading will act as the lantern to show you the path. It might not take you to the destination, but it will keep on guiding you towards a resolution." Neelabh Pratap Singh
This is something that cannot be mentioned often enough. I don't know whether I'd still be here if I hadn't had books.

"Books are the easiest things to pick up and the hardest things to put down." N.N.
I totally agree. Who wouldn't?
[If anyone can tell me the originator of this quote, I'd be very thankful and would happily include the name.]

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  1. Reading is my primary occupation and has for sure shown me paths I needed!

    1. So, you are secretly Russian, as well? ;)