Healing Quotes Teens 874

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.”

~ Neil Gaiman

Healing Quotes Teens 873

“Me and my books want to come over and spend time with you and your books.”

~ trajectory unknown, @trajectoryuk

Healing Quotes Teens 872

“One hand cooking one hand holding a book.”

~ trajectory unknown, @trajectoryuk

Healing Quotes Teens 871

“This era of string theory and god particles is cool as fa but rn I just need some peace and quiet to drink my coffee and read my book.”

~ trajectory unknown, @trajectoryuk

Healing Quotes Teens 870

“Dinosaurs didn’t read. Now they’re extinct. Coincidence?”

~ Unknown

Healing Book Quotes Teens

Healing Quotes Teens

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Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.
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~ Anna Quindlen
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I believe in the magic of books… Books have the ability to find their own way into our lives.
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~ Cecelia Ahem
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Some books leave us free and some books make us free.
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~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Books! Best weapons in the world. This room is the greatest aresenal we could have. Arm yourself.
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~ Dr. Who
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A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance.
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~  President Lyndon Baines Johnson
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If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them.
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~ John Waters
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“Lots of books make me cry. I get so involved in them, and I care so much, and there is so much beauty and brokenness and nobility in us. It’s overwhelming.”
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~ John Green, 23rd January 2013
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“Who are we, who is each of us, if not a combinatoria of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined? Each life is an encyclopedia, a library, an inventory of objects, a series of styles, and everything can be shuffled and reordered in every way conceivable.”
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~ Italio Calvino
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“The best effect of any book is that it excites the reader to self-activity.”
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~  Thomas Carlyle
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“Knowing you have something to read before bed is one of the most pleasurable of sensations.”
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~ Vladimir Nabokov
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“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
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~ George R.R. Martin ~ A Game of Thrones
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“Beauty can’t amuse you, but brainwork — reading, writing, thinking — can.”
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~ Helen Gurley Brown
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“A reader lives a thousands lives before he dies. A man who never reads lives only one.”
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~ George R.R. Martin
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Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, the imagination, and of the heart.
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~ Salman Rushdie
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As I see it today, the ability to read awoke in me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.
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~ Malcolm X
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“The best way to teach people is by telling them a story.”
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~ Ken Blanchard
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“…stories that rise from deep suffering can provide the most potent remedies for past, present, and even future ills.”
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~ Clarissa Pinkola Estés, The Gift of Story: A Wise Tale About What is Enough
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“Like night dreams, stories often use symbolic language, therefore bypassing the ego and persona, and traveling straight to the spirit and soul who listen for the ancient and universal instructions imbedded there. Because of this process, stories can teach, correct errors, lighten the heart and the darkness, provide psychic shelter, assist transformation and heal wounds.”
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~ Clarissa Pinkola Estés, The Gift of Story: A Wise Tale About What is Enough
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“Seeing someone reading a book you love is seeing a book recommending a person.”
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~  Unknown
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“A guy on the train just finished his book and started a new one immediately. I think that is the sexiest thing I’ve ever seen.”
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~ Unknown
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” I cannot imagine life without books anymore than I can imagine life without breathing.”
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~ Terry Brooks
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“What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee?”
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~ Anthony Trollope
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“Books: your reward for having an attention span.”
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~ Unknown
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“Books are the chocolate chips in the cookie of life.”
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~ Unknown
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“You can’t read all day. If you don’t start in the morning.”
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~ Unknown
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“The stories we love best live in us forever.”
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~ J. K. Rowlings
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“Read in order to live.”
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~ Gustave Flaubert
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“For something that doesn’t make any sound, a book speaks loud enough for it’s message to be etched in our hearts forever.”
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~ Thoughts from a Bookworm
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“Sleep is good, he said, And books are better.”
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~ George R. R. Martin
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“She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up and to live.”
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~ Annie Dillard
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“Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of their own.”
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~ William Hazlitt
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“There are adventures of the spirit and one can travel in books and interest oneself in people and affairs. One need never be dull as long as one has friends to help, gardens to enjoy and books in the long winter evenings.”
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~ D.E. Stevenson, Listening Valley
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“We may sit in our library and be in all quarters of the earth.”
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~ John Lubbock
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“Every reader finds himself. The writer’s work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never see in himself.”
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~ Marcel Proust
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“I do things like get in a cab and say, the library, and step on it.”
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~ David Foster Wallace
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“You can be too rich and too thin, but never too well read or too curious about the world.”
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~ Tim Gunn
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“The love of books is the root of all happiness.”
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~ belcastroagency.com
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“Reading is my super power.”
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~ Uknown
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“Reading was not a fallback position for her but an ideal state of being.”
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~ Laura Lippman; What the Dead Know
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“Always choose the adventure … unless, it’s chilly outside and there’s a cup of warm coffee resting near a book and comfy sofa.”

~ Barbara Brooke

“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.”

~ Ben Aaronovitch, Broken Homes
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“Books are both our luxuries and our daily bread.”
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~ Henry Stevens
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“I live in two worlds. One is a world of books.”
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~ Rory Gilmore
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“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”
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~ Madeleine L’Engle
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“Literature is the question minus the answer.”
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~ Roland Barthes
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“Literature has been our salvation, literature has inspired and guided lovers, routed despair and can perhaps in this case save the world.”
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~ John Cheever
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“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?…If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
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~ J.R.R. Tolkien
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“All stories are about wolves. All worth repeating, that is. Anything else is sentimental drivel…. Think about it. There’s escaping from the wolves, fighting the wolves, capturing the wolves, taming the wolves. Being thrown to the wolves, or throwing others to the wolves so the wolves will eat them instead of you. Running with the wolf pack. Turning into a wolf. Best of all, turning into the head wolf. No other decent stories exist.”
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~ Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin
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“Always go to bed with a good book. Or with someone who has just read one.”
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~ Unknown

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“She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.”
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~ Anne Dillard
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“Books are the treasured wealth of world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.”
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~ Henry David Thoreau
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“Books are many things: lullabies for the weary, ointment for the wounded, armour for the fearful and nests for those in need of a home.”
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~ Glenda Millard
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“Reading takes us away from home, but more importantly it finds homes for us everywhere.”
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~ Unkown
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“I tried to beat my reading addiction… Worst two minutes of my life.”
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~ Unknown
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“Her soul belongs to words and books. Every time she reads, she is home.”
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~ F.R. Bshayer
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Friends come in all shapes and sizes.
Some happen to be rectangular
With words on them.”
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~ McKenzie Spaulding, Books
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“You think you are alone until you find books about girls like you.”
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~ Roxane Gay
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“If there was a book about you, what would the title be?”
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~ Unknown
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“Books make the soul float.”
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~ Harriet, C. Alan Bradley, Speaking from Among the Bones
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“Books: your reward for having an attention span.”
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~ Unknown
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“A book too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”
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~Madelaine L’Engle
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“I guess there are never enough books.”
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~ John Steinbeck
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“The point is, every book we had could save us in a different way- only, we had to open it.”
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~ Nova Ren Suma, The Walls Around Us
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“A book is a thing between the things, a volume lost between the volumes that populate the indifferent universe, until it finds its reader.”
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~ Jorge Luis Borges
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“The first sentence of a book is a handshake, perhaps an embrace. Style and personality are irrelevant. They can be formal or casual. They can be tall or short or fat or thin. They can obey the rules or break them. But they need to contain a charge. A live current, which shocks and illuminates.”
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~ Jhumpa Lahiri
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“Read, read, read.”
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~ William Faulkner
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“I have a terrible sleeping disorder. It’s called reading.”
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~thesweetfandomlife.tumblr.com
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“Reading is so delicious.”
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~ Barry Gott
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“I’m a bookaholic on the road to recovery. Just kidding. I’m on the road to the bookstore.”
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~ mortisia.tumblr.com
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“Lead me not into temptation, especially bookstores.”
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~ Unknown
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“Call me a schoolmarm, but few things make me angrier than people not taking good care of library materials.”
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~ Tim Gunn
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“For me at least, reading aloud, and the discussion that follows, are among my favorite ‘quality time’ to spend together. When he’s cooking us a delicious meal, I can hand out in the kitchen and keep him company with a book for the both of us. When I’m not feeling well, not only can I stay in bed with a novel myself, but I can also listen to my favorite voice in the world reading me some of my favorite stories (or his). And afterward, boy do we have things to talk about.”
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~ Nicole Perrin, Learning to be Read to Aloud
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“I want characters to do things that I am afraid to do for fear of making myself more unlikable than I may already be. I want characters to be the most honest of all things– human.”
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~ Roxane Gay
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“To read in bed is to draw around us invisible, noiseless curtains. Then at last we are in a room of our own and are ready to burrow back. Back to that private life of the imagination we all led as a child and to whose secret satisfactions so many of us have mislaid the key.”
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~ Clifton Fadiman

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“Reading is a work of the alert mind, is demanding, and under ideal conditions produces finally a sort of ecstasy.”
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~ E.B. White
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“Books are finite, sexual encounters are finite, but the desire to read and to love is infinite; it surpasses our own deaths, our fears, our hopes for peace.”
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~ Roberto Bolano
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“I can promise you books and conversation and all my heart.”
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~ Gabrielle Zevin, The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry
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“As Jane Birkin put it when you’ve got nothing left, all you can do is get into silk underwear and start reading Proust.”
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~ Belle Epoque
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“I love people who can prescribe a book for any ailment.”
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~ bookporn.tumlbr.com
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“It was also a room full of books and made of books. There was no actual furniture; this is to say, the desk and chairs were shaped out of books. It looked as though many of them were frequently referred to, because they lay open with other books used as bookmarks.”
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~ Terry Pratchett
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“People talk about books being an escape, but here… this one feels more like a lifeline.”
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~ Jennifer E. Smith, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
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“When you read a great book, you don’t escape from life, you plunge deeper into it.”
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~ Julian Barnes
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“There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.”
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~ P.G. Wodehouse
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“Reading novels is a deep and singular pleasure, a gripping and mysterious human activity that does not require any more moral or political justification than sex.”
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~ Phillip Roth

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“Good writing of any kind by anyone is surprising, intricate, strong, and sinuous.”
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~ Margaret Atwood
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“A novel is like a bow, and the violin that produces the sound is the reader’s soul.”
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~ Stendhal
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“Books help alleviate the poverty of the soul we’re all born with, because although each of us is born into a singular story, we were made for an anthology.”
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~ Alia Joy
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“The joy of reading fiction: when all is said and done, the novel belongs to the reader and his imagination.”
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~ Alice Hoffman
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That’s the thing about books. They are worlds unto themselves. Bound and covered, the pages unbind us, uncover the hidden things we all hold. They can be revelatory, showing us our shared humanity or lack thereof. They are markers of commonality, like broken bread or a meal shared; words open up a place at the table and a spot in the conversation of the ages.
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~ Alia Joy
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“Books show us our history, our transgressions, our victories. They instruct us patiently, waiting on our night table to be picked up again, ingested, processed, harnessed, to bring about clarity and skill. They lighten the mood and enchant us with stories of a thousand lives lived. Books are a gathering of words that become companion and commissioner, sending us out into the world with an extra measure of empathy, grace, hope, and knowledge. Our minds sharpened, our hearts opened, our souls a bit freer with each page.”
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~ Alia Joy
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“For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth.”
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~ Anne Lamott
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“Literature is my utopia.”
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~ Helen Keller
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” I don’t remember exactly when books became my refuge, but it was in the pages of a world created out of thin air that I began to find pieces I recognized as myself.”
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~ Emily Barlow, Emily & Einstein
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“Come to the book as you would come to an unexplored land. Come without a map. Explore it and draw your own map.”
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~ Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis
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“A well-read woman is a dangerous creature.”
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~ Lisa Kleypas, A Wallflower Christmas
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“The problem with a life spent reading is you know too much.”
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~ Josh Lanyon
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“I had found my religion: nothing seemed more important to me than a book. I saw the library as a temple.”
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~ Jean-Paul Satre, The Words
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“I love how a book can leave you completely breathless; how a book can make you clench onto each word as if you’re right there. I love how it can make you feel things you can’t or won’t with others; breatking down steel walls you built long ago.”
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~ inked-colors.tumblr.com
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“A book is more than the sum of its materials. It is an artifact of the human mind and hand.”
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~ Geraldine Brooks, People of the Book
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“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.”
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~ Franz Kafka

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“A book is not an isolated being: it is a relationship, an axis of innumerable relationships.”
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~ Jorge Luis Borges, Ficciones
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“Nothing is more powerful than a book. A larger book is slightly more powerful than a smaller book, because it can also be used to hit your enemies. Smaller paperbacks are terrible for that.”
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~ Cecil Palmer, Welcome to Night Vale, Episode, The Librarian
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“I ate them like salad, books were my sandwich for lunch, my tiffin and dinner and midnight lunch. I tore out the pages, ate them with salt, doused them with relish, gnawed on the bindings, turned the chapters with my tongue! Books by the dozen, the score and the billion.”
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~ Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
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“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.”
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~ John Keats
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“What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee?”
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~ Anthony Trollope
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“I’ll read my books and I’ll drink coffee and I’ll listen to music, and I’ll bolt the door.”
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~ J. D. Salinger
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“It wasn’t until I started reading and found books they wouldn’t let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else.”
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~ John Waters
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“Library books were, I suddenly realized, promiscuous, ready to lie down in the arms of anyone who asked. Not like bookstore books, which married their purchasers, or were brokered for marriages to others.”
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~ Elizabeth McCracken
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“I like art, and by art I mean poetry, sex, paintings, the human body, literature. All of this is true art to me.”
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~ Hunter Reve
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“Most homes valued at over $250,000 have a library. That should tell us something.”
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~ Jim Rohn
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“[T]hat I could find company and consolation and hope in an object pulled almost at random from a bookshelf—felt akin to an instance of religious grace.”
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~ Jonathan Franzen; How to Be Alone
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“Why read books? Because when you open a book, what you’re really opening is your own infinite imagination.”
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~ Dr. Martin Bloem
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“Some books seem like a key to unfamiliar rooms in one’s own castle.”
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~ Franz Kafka
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“Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.”
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~ Fernando Pessoa
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“Reading a book is like rewriting it for yourself You bring your history and you read it on your own terms.”
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~ Carter
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“A novel worth reading is an education of the heart. ”
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~ Susan Sontag
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“I am fatally attracted to all bookstores.”
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~ Lewis Buzbee, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop
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“Literature is where I go to explain the highest and lowest places in human society and in human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth, but the truth of the tale, of the imagination, and of the heart.”
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~ Salman Rushdie
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“Read books. Care about things. Get excited. Try not to be too down on yourself. Enjoy the ever-present game of knowing.”
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~ Hank Green
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“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.”
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~ Nora Ephron
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Healing Quotes Teens 869

“Pamper yourself, go read the fuck out of a book.”

~ trajectory unknown, @trajectoryuk