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A 35-Year Personal Compilation of Extracted Quotes (Nos 1101-1150)

1101. If you resist reading what you disagree with, how will you ever acquire deeper insights into what you believe? The things most worth reading are precisely those that challenge our convictions. ~Author Unknown
1102. Books are the glass of council to dress ourselves by. ~Bulstrode Whitlock
1103. Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house. ~Henry Ward Beecher
1104. Reading means borrowing. ~Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Aphorisms
1105. Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life. ~Jesse Lee Bennett
1106. Book lovers never go to bed alone. ~Author Unknown
1107. Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. ~Harper Lee
1108. The scholar only knows how dear these silent, yet eloquent, companions of pure thoughts and innocent hours become in the season of adversity. When all that is worldly turns to dross around us, these only retain their steady value. ~Washington Irving
1109. When you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than was there before. ~Clifton Fadiman
1110. For friends… do but look upon good Books: they are true friends, that will neither flatter nor dissemble. ~Francis Bacon
1111. A book that is shut is but a block. ~Thomas Fuller
1112. In books lies the soul of the whole Past Time: the articulate audible voice of the Past, when the body and material substance of it has altogether vanished like a dream. ~Thomas Carlyle
1113. There are books so alive that you’re always afraid that while you weren’t reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river; while you went on living, it went on living too, and like a river moved on and moved away. No one has stepped twice into the same river. But did anyone ever step twice into the same book? ~Marina Tsvetaeva
1114. The stories of childhood leave an indelible impression, and their author always has a niche in the temple of memory from which the image is never cast out to be thrown on the rubbish heap of things that are outgrown and outlived. ~Howard Pyle
1115. No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books. ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
1116. Medicine for the soul. ~Inscription over the door of the Library at Thebes
1117. Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time. ~E.P. Whipple
1118. These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. From each of them goes out its own voice… and just as the touch of a button on our set will fill the room with music, so by taking down one of these volumes and opening it, one can call into range the voice of a man far distant in time and space, and hear him speaking to us, mind to mind, heart to heart. ~Gilbert Highet
1119. “Tell me what you read and I’ll tell you who you are” is true enough, but I’d know you better if you told me what you reread. ~François Mauriac
1120. There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. ~Joseph Brodsky
1121. Books are embalmed minds. ~Bovee
1122. Children don’t read to find their identity, to free themselves from guilt, to quench the thirst for rebellion or to get rid of alienation. They have no use for psychology…. They still believe in God, the family, angels, devils, witches, goblins, logic, clarity, punctuation, and other such obsolete stuff…. When a book is boring, they yawn openly. They don’t expect their writer to redeem humanity, but leave to adults such childish illusions. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer, 1978
1123. I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget. ~William Lyon Phelps
1124. Set your pace to a stroll. Stop whenever you want. Interrupt, jump back and forth, I won’t mind. This book should be as easy as laughter. It is stuffed with small things to take away. Please help yourself. ~Willis Goth Regier, In Praise of Flattery, 2007
1125. The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
1126. And all the sweet serenity of books.
1127. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
1128. There is a temperate zone in the mind, between luxurious indolence and exacting work; and it is to this region, just between laziness and labor, that summer reading belongs. ~Henry Ward Beecher
1129. Nothing is worth reading that does not require an alert mind. ~Charles Dudley Warner
1130. If you have never said “Excuse me” to a parking meter or bashed your shins on a fireplug, you are probably wasting too much valuable reading time. ~Sherri Chasin Calvo
1131. The walls of books around him, dense with the past, formed a kind of insulation against the present world and its disasters. ~Ross MacDonald
1132. The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them. ~Samuel Butler
1133. I have friends whose society is delightful to me; they are persons of all countries and of all ages; distinguished in war, in council, and in letters; easy to live with, always at my command. ~Francesco Petrarch
1134. Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one. ~Augustine Birrell, Obiter Dicta, “Book Buying”
1135. To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting. ~Edmund Burke
1136. The art of reading is in great part that of acquiring a better understanding of life from one’s encounter with it in a book. ~André Maurois
1137. A house without books is like a room without windows. ~Heinrich Mann
1138. From my point of view, a book is a literary prescription put up for the benefit of someone who needs it. ~S.M. Crothers
1139. He fed his spirit with the bread of books. ~Edwin Markham
1140. Bread of flour is good; but there is bread, sweet as honey, if we would eat it, in a good book. ~John Ruskin
1141. Most books, like their authors, are born to die; of only a few books can it be said that death hath no dominion over them; they live, and their influence lives forever. ~J. Swartz
1142. A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counsellor, a multitude of counsellors. ~Henry Ward Beecher
1143. Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes. ~John LeCarre
1144. Never judge a book by its movie. ~J.W. Eagan
1145. “To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one’s self with the forced product of another man’s brain. Now I think a man of quality and breeding may be much amused with the natural sprouts of his own.” —Lord Foppington in the Relapse An ingenious acquaintance of my own was so much struck with this bright sally of his Lordship, that he has left off reading altogether, to the great improvement of his originality. At the hazard of losing some credit on this head, I must confess that I dedicate no inconsiderable portion of my time to other people’s thoughts. I dream away my life in others’ speculations. I love to lose myself in other men’s minds. When I am not walking, I am reading; I cannot sit and think. Books think for me. ~Charles Lamb, Last Essays of Elia, 1820
1146. Far more seemly were it for thee to have thy study full of books, than thy purse full of money. ~John Lyly
1147. The wise man reads both books and life itself. ~Lin Yutang
1148. I like intellectual reading. It’s to my mind what fiber is to my body. ~Grey Livingston
1149. I often derive a peculiar satisfaction in conversing with the ancient and modern dead, – who yet live and speak excellently in their works. My neighbors think me often alone, – and yet at such times I am in company with more than five hundred mutes – each of whom, at my pleasure, communicates his ideas to me by dumb signs – quite as intelligently as any person living can do by uttering of words. ~Laurence Sterne
1150. You may have tangible wealth untold;Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.Richer than I you can never be -I had a moth who read to me.~Strickland Gillilan (Thanks, Laurel)


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