Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thoughts for Thursday: Reading

Thoughts for Thursday is a new feature hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

This week's theme is the Joy of Reading(For more quotes, check out my other blog.)

"When I get a little money, I buy books. If any is left, I buy food and clothes."--Erasmus
"Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul."--Joyce Carol Oates
"How well he's read, to reason against reading!"--William Shakespeare
"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them."--Ray Bradbury
"Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad."--George Bernard Shaw
"We read to know that we are not alone."--William Nicholson
"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them."--Lemony Snicket
"A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest."--C.S. Lewis

What is your favorite quote about reading? (What do you think of the Shaw quote?) Do you have one to add?


  1. My favourite book quote is

    I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books. - Jorge Luis Borges

    My favourite wiring quote is

    The coroner will find ink in my veins and blood on my typewriter keys. — C. Astrid Weber.