Friday, March 15, 2013

Quotes from books, quotes by writers... to inspire, influence, and induce a new way of thinking-1

This was published in the first anniversary issue (February-March 2013) of Books & More magazine:


Quotes from books, quotes by writers... to inspire, influence, and induce a new way of thinking/RESEARCHED AND COMPILED BY RAMESH PRABHU 

“To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.”
— English philosopher A.C. Grayling, in a review in the Financial Times of A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel

“A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.”

— Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

“Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a dangerous enemy indeed.”

— Author Anne Rice in The Witching Hour

“Wear the old coat and buy the new book.”
— Austin Phelps, American Congregational minister and educator

“Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books.”

— Gloria Jean Watkins (better known by her pen name Bell Hooks), American author, feminist, and social activist

“You're the same today as you'll be in five years except for the people you meet and the books you read.”

— Author, speaker, and entrepreneur Charlie "Tremendous" Jones, who rose from the squalid poverty of the Great Depression to be hailed as one of the top twenty speakers of the 20th century

“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”

— Confucius

“Having your feet up is the first condition for enjoying a read.”

— Interior monologue of The Reader in Italo Calvino's If on a Winter's  Night a Traveller

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

— Dr. Seuss in I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist most widely known for his children's books written under the pen name Dr. Seuss.

“If you can read this, thank a teacher.”
— Anonymous teacher

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