The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.— Rene Descartes
Powerful Good Reading quotations
Read. Read anything. Read the things they say are good for your, and the things they claim are junk. You'll find what you need to find. Just read.
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
There are a lot of good books around.
People don't read any more. It's a sad state of affairs. Reading's the only thing that allows you to use your imagination. When you watch films it's someone else's vision, isn't it?
Finishing a good book is like leaving a good friend.
Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life.
Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading helped me make my dreams come true.
May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness.
I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.
Knowing you have something good to read before bed is among the most pleasurable of sensations.
After I read a good book I have hard time coping with reality.
My Alma mater was books, a good library.
.. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Reading good books implants good ideas in the mind, develops good aspirations, and leads to the cultivation of good friends.
However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?
The good of a book lies in its being read.
Only God knows the good that can come about by reading one good Catholic book.
Learning to read music in Braille and play by ear helped me develop a damn good memory.
I must say I find television very educational.
The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book. ANOTHER VERSION I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. ANOTHER VERSION I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and read a book.
A good book has no ending.
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
My alma mater was books, a good library.
Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can
Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too much noise. Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk. Take the phone off the hook. Work regular hours.
Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
He who destroys a good book kills reason itself.
I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
That's what a writer does; they make things up and that makes for good reading.
I read in a book that a man called Christ went about doing good.
It is very disconcerting to me that I am so easily satisfied with just going about.
Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.
It is generally recognised that women are better than men at languages, personal relations and multi-tasking, but less good at map-reading and spatial awareness. It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that women might be less good at mathematics and physics.
Life is sacred? Who said so, God? Hey, if you read history you'll realize that God is one of the leading causes of death...has been for thousands of years. Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Jews, all taking turns killing each other because God told them it was a good idea.
... just as food is necessary to the life of the body, so good reading is necessary to the life of the soul.
Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind.
Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people-- people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.
Reading good literature is an experience of pleasure.
..but it is also an experience of learning what and how we are, in our human integrity and our human imperfection, with our actions, our dreams, and our ghosts, alone and in relationships that link us to others, in our public image and in the secret recesses of our consciousness.
It wasn't until I started reading and found books they wouldn't let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else.
No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.
Just the knowledge that a good book is waiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.