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Joined Jan '09

I love reading and writing! That's all there is to say, really. :)

My Bookish Life Quotes:

"It doesn't matter how many books you get through; rather, how many books get through to you."

- Anonymous

"A room without books is like a body without a soul."

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

"So many books, so little time."

- Frank Zappa

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them."

- Mark Twain

"Books are the most cheering and soothing of companions in solitude, in illness and in affection."

- Channing

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."

- Jane Austen

"Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life."

- Mark Twain

"We read to know that we are not alone."

- C.S. Lewis

"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales."

- Albert Einstein

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library."

- Jorge Luis Borges

"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it."

- Oscar Wilde

"If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all."

- Oscar Wilde

"The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame."

- Oscar Wilde

"Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself."

- George Bernard Shaw

"There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all."

- Oscar Wilde

"I cannot live without books."

- Thomas Jefferson

"I am too fond of reading books to care to write them."

- Oscar Wilde

"A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest."

- C.S. Lewis

"There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it."

- Bertrand Russel

"You get a little moody sometimes but I think that's because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up."

- Pat Conroy

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers."

- Charles W. Eliot

"Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad."

- George Bernard Shaw

"A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading."

- William Styron

"Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life."

- Christopher Paolini

"But for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short."

- Jane Austen

"I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once."

- C.S. Lewis

"Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him."

- Maya Angelou

"There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them."

- Joseph Brodsky

"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Classic' - a book which people praise and don't read."

- Mark Twain

"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them."

- Lemony Snicket

"There is no friend as loyal as a book."

- Ernest Hemingway

"You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend."

- Paul Sweeney

"Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another."

- Lemony Snicket

"Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live."

- Gustave Flaubert

"Wicked people never have time for reading. It's one of the reasons for their wickedness."

- Lemony Snicket

"No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond."

- C.S. Lewis

"The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones."

- Joseph Joubert

"Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else."

- Mark Twain

"Well-read people are less likely to be evil."

- Lemony Snicket

"The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours."

- Alan Bennett

"Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again."

- C.S. Lewis

"I haven't any right to criticize books, and I don't do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticize Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can't conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone. (Letter to Joseph Twichell, 9/13/1898)

- Mark Twain

"There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book."

- Frank Serafini

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