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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:


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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

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

— Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

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“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

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

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“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

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“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

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

— Confucius

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“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

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“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.

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

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