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A Quote by Alfred Edward Newton on reading and books

Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired (by passionate devotion to them) produces such an ecstasy that the buying of more books than one can peradventure read is nothing less than the soul reaching towards infinity ... we cherish books even if unread, their mere presence exudes comfort, their ready access, reassurance.

Alfred Edward Newton (1863 - 1940)

Source: Unknown

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A Quote by Sol Luckman on spoof, satire, parody, comedy, humor, new age, transsexual, colonic, hypnotherapy, psychotic, reading, writing, massage, tautology, body piercing, inner child, rebirthing, soul, past lives, network marketing, self-esteem, psychi

New Age City was a cornucopia of Transsexual Breathwork, Colonic Hypnotherapy, Psychotic Readings, Women’s Foot Massage Circles, Men’s Menstrual Networks, Nymphomatic Drainage, Applied Tautology, Body Piercing for the Inner Child, Alternative Unbirthing, Soul Upheaval, Past Life Digressions … To say nothing of the extraordinary products available through independent distributors of network marketing companies: Self-esteem Creams, Psychic Gels, Clairvoyant Eyedrops, Aboriginal Aphrodisiacs, Ostrich Feather Energy Bars, Irradiated Healing Clays, Chai  Enemas …

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 29..30

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on poetry, reading, idea, image, discover, book, and memory

Whoever lives for poetry must read everything. How often has the light of a new idea sprung for me from a simple brochure! When one allows himself to be animated by new images, he discovers iridescence in the images of old books. Poetic ages unite in a living memory. The new age awakens the old. The old age comes to live again in the new. Poetry is never as unified as when it diversifies.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 25

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on dream, words, reading, page, meaning, and youth

I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the word begin to move around. Stressed accents begin to invert. The word abandons its meaning like an overload which is too heavy and prevents dreaming. Then words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 17

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Guigo II on prayer, comtemplation, meditation, reading, life, and love

Reading seeks for the sweetness of a blessed life,
Meditation perceives it,
Prayer asks for it,
Contemplation tastes it.

 

 

 


Guigo II

Contributed by: Angela

A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on garden, library, reading, and content

He who has a garden and a library wants for nothing.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Hermann Hesse on hesse, reading, writing, books, consciousness, and history

"For even the most childish intoxication with progress will soon be forced to recognize that writing and books have a function that is eternal. It will become evident that formulations in words and the handling on of these formulations through writing are not only important aids but actually the only means by which humanity can have a history and continuing consciousness of itself." (Hesse in Reading in Bed, ed. by Steven Gilbar, 1974)

Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)

Source: Gilbar, Steven: "Reading in Bed"

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A Quote by Katherine Hilliard Young on books and reading

With books I slip out of my life and am with the choicest company.

Katherine Young

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on reading and thinking for yourself

Reading is merely a surrogate for thinking for yourself; it means letting someone else direct your thoughts. Many books, moreover, serve merely to show how many ways there are of being wrong, and how far astray you yourself would go if you followed their guidance. You should read only when your own thoughts dry up, which will of course happen frequently enough even to the best heads; but to banish your own thoughts so as to take up a book is a sin against the holy ghost; it is like deserting untrammeled nature to look at a herbarium or engravings of landscapes.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

Source: http://www.everybodygoes.com/quotations/reading-books-quotes.htm

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A Quote by Proverb on travel and reading

Traveling ten thousand miles will enrich you more than reading ten thousand pages

Proverb

Source: Proverb

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