— Beverly Cleary American writer of children's books 1916
— Lev Grossman, buch The Magician's Land
Quelle: The Magician's Land
„[On libraries] What's great about them is that anybody can go into them and find a book and borrow it free of charge and read it. They don't have to steal it from a bookshop… You know when you're young, you're growing up, they're almost sexually exciting places because books are powerhouses of knowledge, and therefore they're kind of slightly dark and dangerous. You see books that kind of make you go 'Oh!“
— Stephen Fry English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist 1957
Room 101 (2001)
„If any of you ever go into the pulpit "simply upon the cold legs of custom," be very careful to take a manuscript with you. But if you go to speak to the assembly because your mind is full of the truth, and you long to impart that truth to them, for their sake and for God's sake, — then charge your mind with it, and speak with all the force you can give it, without any notes.“
— Richard Salter Storrs American Congregational clergyman 1821 - 1900
Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 483.
— Laurence Sterne, buch The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
Book I, Ch. 22.
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1760-1767)
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
Pearls of Wisdom
— Robert Murray M'Cheyne British writer 1813 - 1843
Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 39.
„Take a book, the poorest one written, but read it with the passion that it is the only book you will read-ultimately you will read everything out of it, that is, as much as there was in yourself, and you could never get more out of reading, even if you read the best of books.“
— Sören Kierkegaard, buch Stages on Life's Way
Stages on Life's Way, 1845 p. 363-364
1840s, Stages on Life's Way (1845)
— Samuel R. Delany, buch Equinox
Kontext: It is a magic book. Words mean things. When you put them together they speak. Yes, sometimes they flatten out and nothing they say is real, and that is one kind of magic. But sometimes a vision will rip up from them and shriek and clank wings clear as the sweat smudge on the paper under your thumb. And that is another kind. (p. 163)
„Books serve us simply by opening a window on all we wanted to say and feel and think about. We may not even notice that they have not said it themselves till we go back to them years later and do not find what we loved in them. You cannot keep the view by taking the window with you.“
— James Richardson American poet 1950
Vectors: Aphorisms and Ten Second Essays (2001)
— Mindy Kaling, buch Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
Quelle: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
— Amos Oz, buch A Tale of Love and Darkness
Quelle: A Tale of Love and Darkness
„Books are the most wonderful friends in the world. When you meet them and pick them up, they are always ready to give you a few ideas. When you put them down, they never get mad; when you take them up again, they seem to enrich you all the more.“
— Fulton J. Sheen Catholic bishop and television presenter 1895 - 1979
Quelle: Life Is Worth Living
— Pablo Neruda Chilean poet 1904 - 1973
Quelle: Odes to Common Things