Do you know what you are? You are a manuscript oƒ a divine letter. You are a mirror reflecting a noble face. This universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you are already that.— Rumi
Gorgeous Worth Reading quotations
Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
When you go through a hard period, When everything seems to oppose you, .
.. When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute, NEVER GIVE UP! Because it is the time and place that the course will divert!
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
What are books but tangible dreams? What is reading if it is not dreaming? The best books cause us to dream; the rest are not worth reading.
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
Only one book is worth reading: the heart.
Some of the most famous books are the least worth reading.
Their fame was due to their having done something that needed to be doing in their day. The work is done and the virtue of the book has expired.
No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.
As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.
Books worth reading are worth re-reading.
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading.
Any book worth banning is a book worth reading.
To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worth while.
The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.
A man is like a novel: until the very last page you don't know how it will end.
Otherwise it wouldn't be worth reading.
Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.
Action is greater than writing. A good man is a nobler object of contemplation than a great author. There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read.
I read somewhere that we are all more than we know.
And I really believe that. Everybody is worth something, and think of all the amazing things that you could be to each other, to people you don't even know, of all the things that you could accomplish.
A writer has to surprise himself to be worth reading.
Anything John Stott says is worth listening to.
Anything he writes is worth reading. Basic Christianity is not only a classic must-read for every believer; it is truly a blessing preserved on the written page for the enrichment of this generation and those to come.
Some people read palms to tell your future, but I read hands to tell your past.
Each scar makes a story worth telling. Each callused palm, each cracked knuckle is a missed punch or years in a factory.
Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.
The most frustrating things is when you read something that has so much potential, but there are other little red flags where you think, I don't know that I would see eye-to-eye with the people making this film. And that is the worst environment to enter, and absolutely not worth the risk.
It is impossible to read the daily press without being diverted from reality.
You are full of enthusiasm for the eternal verities -- life is worth living, and then out of sinful curiosity you open a newspaper. You are disillusioned and wrecked.
A book worth reading is worth buying.
If you really want people to pay attention to how you feel, you need to express your feelings in language that's worth reading.
Embrace the melancholic voice completely in the drafting stages, to explore it for all it's worth. Then, in revision, privilege craft over pure feeling. Write the work that someone besides you will want to read.
In recent years, you've probably read the articles about major recording artists who have decided to practically give their music away, for this promotion or that exclusive deal. My hope for the future, not just in the music industry, but in every young girl I meet...is that they all realize their worth and ask for it.
Everything that you want, you are already that.
The very cheapness of literature is making even wise people forget that if a book is worth reading, it is worth buying. No book is worth anything which is not worth much; nor is it serviceable, until it has been read, and re-read, and loved, and loved again; and marked, so that you can refer to the passages you want in it.
I have a work presently in the Press named 'Six Months in Hell' which you may one day read. I consider it will be worth perusing, bruising badly the morals of Britain and America, while Royalty, clergy, critics, society and bloodhounds of law must all incur its censure.
The novels that get praised in the NY Review of Books aren't worth reading.
Ninety-seven percent of science fiction is adolescent rubbish, but good science fiction is the best and only literature of our times.
Writing is a solitary pursuit and I think you have to be partially at peace with yourself, but it's the other part that's usually producing the stuff worth reading.
Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others. Then we might even come to see that it is our veneration for what has already been created, however beautiful and valid it may be, that petrifies us.