Favorite Quotations ~  Books & Reading, 7 Success: One Day At A Time

"Traversing a slow page, to come upon a lode of the pure shining metal is to exult inwardly for greedy hours." ~ Kathleen Norris

I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little further down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves. ~ E. M. Forster

There are few sights sadder than a ruined book. ~ Lemony Snicket, Wide Window

Before entering the seminary, I had not encountered the life-changing potential of reading as a source of meaning, as a way of ordering one's inner life, and being rooted in the world. ~ James Carroll

People who are passionate about reading do not have to be convinced of its benefits... We turn to books when we are lonely or when other people overwhelm us. Books are there for us whether we're celebrating or in mourning. ~ Elisabeth Ellington/Jane Freimiller, A Year of Reading

E heluhelu kakou. (Let's read together.) ~ Hawaiian Proverb

A book ought to be an ice pick to break up the frozen sea within us. ~ Franz Kafka

A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking. ~ Jerry Seinfeld

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