Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Walkabout Wednesday: Words of Wisdom for Readers

It's Wednesday. Let's go walkabout.

(I'm bringing along a few of my mates as I wander through the vast wilderness of the publishing industry, learning the ins and outs, and having a grand adventure.)

Walkabout, Week 54:

Last week, I shared a few choice nuggets about writing. This week, we're gonna cover reading.
Enjoy!

Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man
far better than through mortal friends.
~ Dawn Adams ~



Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
~ Henry Ward Beecher ~



O
nly a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers.
~ Steven Spielberg ~



S
ome books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested:
that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
~ Francis Bacon ~



A
ll books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time.
~ John Ruskin ~



We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. ~ B. F. Skinner ~


What I like best is a book that's at least funny once in a while... What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.
~ J. D. Salinger ~




Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read.
One does not love breathing.
~ Harper Lee ~



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5 comments:

Angie said...

I love these quotes! Thanks.

Kimberly said...

Love. Especially Skinner's words.

Annette Lyon said...

I've seen that Bacon quote a thousand times--but just the first half. Thanks for sharing the second!

Krista said...

Ooh, that Harper Lee quote... chills...

Elizabeth Morgan said...

The last quote is my favorite!

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