Wednesday, 3 February 2010

More Quotations about Books

"There are only a finite amount of books you can read in one lifetime, so spending time with one that you know within 50 pages is going to stink like two-day-old roadkill in the sun seems counter-intuitive. It makes far more sense to put it down and pick up something else from the ever-increasing to-read pile. Yet I feel somehow incapable of doing so." - Stuart Evers

“What she was finding also was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned and the days weren’t long enough for the reading she wanted to do.”

“Books did not care who was reading them or whether one read them or not. All readers were equal, herself included.”
- Alan Bennett “The Uncommon Reader”

"All their deeds are in their books: every action, small or great, is noted down. The righteous shall dwell in gardens watered by running brooks, honourably seated in the presence of the Mighty King. " (The Qur'an, s54-the-moon)

"All good books are different but all bad books are exactly the same.” Robert Harris

1 comment:

  1. Hi, just browsing your list of 'books one ought to read', an interesting selection, but please don't dismiss Philip Pullman, we just love him in our house (my daughter can pretty much recite His Dark Materials), quite a few i have loved too, and a few interesting suggestions.
    loved this last quote about bad books, I so agree, you know when something is a bit bad because it just sounds like something else.
    thanks for sharing


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