The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.— Rene Descartes
Irresistibly Reading Books quotations
The Bible is not the light of the world, it is the light of the Church.
But the world does not read the Bible, the world reads Christians! “You are the light of the world.”
Don’t you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything.
The great book, always open and which we should make an effort to read, is that of Nature.
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?
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
I read when I get up in the morning, when I can during the day and every single evening. Most of my weekends are spent reading great books. Books are my constant companions. If you eat three times a day you'll be fed. But if you read three times a day you'll be wise.
A single line in the Bible has consoled me more than all the books I ever read besides.
The Notebook ... that’s my favorite one. I’ve read that book 30 times. It gives a true depiction of two people that are in love.
Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
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.
Don’t just teach your children to read… Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
The prohibition of science would be contrary to the Bible, which in hundreds of places teaches us how the greatness and the glory of God shine forth marvelously in all His works, and is to be read above all in the open book of the heavens.
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement.
The Louvre is the book in which we learn to read.
Medicine is learned by the bedside and not in the classroom.
Let not your conceptions of disease come from words heard in the lecture room or read from the book. See, and then reason and compare and control. But see first.
You don't make a photograph just with a camera.
You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
We take it for granted we know the whole story - We judge a book by its cover and read what we want between selected lines.
I do not write for this generation. I am writing for other ages. If this could read me, they would burn my books, the work of my whole life. On the other hand, the generation which interprets these writings will be an educated generation; they will understand me and say: Not all were asleep in the nighttime of our grandparents.
Let books be your dining table, / And you shall be full of delights.
/ Let them be your mattress,/And you shall sleep restful nights
Keep reading books, but remember that a book’s only a book, and you should learn to think for yourself.
The people themselves begin to clamour for an education which shall qualify their children for life rather than for earning a living. As a matter of fact, it is the man who has read and thought on many subjects who is, with the necessary training, the most capable whether in handling tools, drawing plans, or keeping books.
If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
I usually claim that pregnant women should not read books about pregnancy and birth. Their time is too precious. They should, rather, watch the moon and sing to their baby in the womb.
Three worldly things have been made dear to me: feeding the hungry, clothing the naked and reading the Qur'an.
I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books.
Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day.
There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
The fire of literacy is created by the emotional sparks between a child, a book, and the person reading. It isn’t achieved by the book alone, nor by the child alone, nor by the adult who’s reading aloud—it’s the relationship winding between all three, bringing them together in easy harmony.