There is a total incompatibility between the joy of reading, a vagabond experience, and the experience of reading in order to answer questions, and explain what you understood.— Rubem Alves
Surprising Joy Of Reading quotations
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
Wherever I am, if I've got a book with me, I have a place I can go and be happy
I always thought the joy of reading a book is not knowing what happens next.
(Leonard Shelby, Memento)
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
That's what books are for... to travel without moving an inch.
I hope children will be happy with the books I've written, and go on to be readers all of their lives.
Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything.
Reading is dreaming with open eyes.
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it.
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?
As the child approaches a new text he is entitled to an introduction so that when he reads, the gist of the... story can provide some guide for a fluent reading.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
Crying purifies and cleanses. I once read about a scientific experiment which demonstrated that there are 38 toxic chemicals in a tear of sadness, while only one toxin exists in a tear of joy. As you cry in sadness, fear, or confusion, you cleanse the body and spirit of toxins which cloud the mind and prevent it from accepting the truth.
Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.
The greatest gift is a passion for reading.
Don't just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
I have always been a reader; I have read at every stage of my life, and there has never been a time when reading was not my greatest joy
You must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
Read this and thought of you: Through joy and through sorrow, I wrote.
Through hunger and through thirst, I wrote. Through good report and through ill report, I wrote. Through sunshine and through moonshine, I wrote. What I wrote it is unnecessary to say. ~ Edgar Allen Poe
Enjoy life now. This is not a rehearsal.
Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.
If you are an ardent reader, seek not brilliant and erudite texts;
otherwise the demon of haughtiness will strike your heart. But like a wise bee that gathers honey from flowers, so also through your reading obtain healing for your soul.
Our hope is that the elementary reading of comics will lead to the joy of reading good books.
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.
What can be better than to get out a book on Saturday afternoon and thrust all mundane considerations away till next week.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends.
The joy of reading with our children doesn't stop as they, and we, get older; it simply changes.
You only live once. You don't want your tombstone to read: Played it safe.
Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.
One of the joys of reading is the ability to plug into the shared wisdom of mankind.
To read of a detective's daring finesse or ingenious stratagem is a rare joy.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.
Because reading is one of the joys of life, and once you begin, you can't stop, and you've got so many stories to look forward to.
Forgive me, Spirit of my spirit, for this, that I have found it easier to read the mystery told in tears and understood Thee better in sorrow than in joy.
Finding Mecca in America weaves social theory and concrete ethnography into a significant contribution on Muslims in the United States, illuminating broader questions about the integration of minority and immigrant groups along the way. This is an important work and a joy to read.
Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.
The works of Mozart may be easy to read, but they are very difficult to interpret. The least speck of dust spoils them. They are clear, transparent, and joyful as a spring, and not only those muddy pools which seem deep only because the bottom cannot be seen.
How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.
No person who can read is ever successful at cleaning out an attic.
Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.
Few men in their 70s looked as good as my father did.
What was his secret? Genes, maybe, since he didn't exercise or diet, and he kept a candy drawer, drank a pot of black coffee every day, and read in the middle of the night. Still, he took such joy in being a dad - and in life in general - and his happiness showed.
There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.
Reading well is one of the greatest pleasures that solitude can afford you.