Favorite Quotations ~  Books & Reading, 5 Investigative Reporting

"Books do not make life easier or more simple, but harder and more interesting." ~ Harry Golden

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Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent,literature dumb,science crippled,thought and speculation at a standstill.They are engines of change,windows on the world,lighthouses erected in the sea of time. ~ Barbara W. Tuchman

Reading has always been life unwrapped to me, a way of understanding the world and understanding myself through both the unknown and the everyday. If being a parent consists often of passing along chunks of ourselves to unwitting--often unwilling--recipients, then books are, for me, one of the simplest and most sure-fire ways of doing that. ~ Anna Quindlen

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. ~ Groucho Marx

Reading without reflection is like eating without digesting. ~ Edmund Burke

Read, Read, and then Read some more. Always Read. Find the voices that speak most to YOU. This is your pleasure and blessing, as well as responsibility! ~ Naomi Shihab Nye

A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever. ~ Martin Tupper

Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them. ~ Carlos Fuentes

I have a real soft spot in my heart for librarians and people who care about books. ~ Ann Richards

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. ~ Barbara Tuchman

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