25 August 2010

On Reading

No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
- Confucius
"You cannot remember what you did not read."

To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
- A C Grayling, Financial Times (in a review of A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel)

A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.
- Abraham Lincoln

To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company.
- Andre Gide

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.
- Angela Carter

The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of the past centuries.
- Descartes

 The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
- Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"

A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance.
- Lyndon Baines Johnson

If you can read this, thank a teacher.
- Anonymous teacher

from http://www.readfaster.com/readingquotes.asp


Unni-gl4ze^_^ said...

pag marami kang nababasa marami ka ring nasusulat~
“If you can read this, thank a teacher.”
- Anonymous teacher-->i like~

khantotantra said...

tama ang mga quotes. reading is power! :D

MiDniGHt DriVer said...

Very Good! Tara at tayo'y magbasa :-)

Rah said...

E bat pa kailangan magbasa
bat hindi nalang tayo manood ng TV??


gillboard said...

great quotes.

MiDniGHt DriVer said...

@rah: wahahaha.. adik mode!

karen anne said...

“The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of the past centuries.”---like it :)

ching said...

woooot. bookworms unite! thanks for an inspiring post.


sterndal said...

i love reading!

more than blogging, actually. LOL

in fact, i have 3 books to read this week

today - the great gatsby
tomorrow - twenties girl
the day after tomorrow - can you keep a secret