Thursday, March 09, 2006

Thursday Thirteen - Thirteen of Carol's Favorite Quotes About Reading

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen of Carol's Favorite Quotes About Reading

I'm a reading specialist, and so the topic of reading is probably more interesting to me than most folks. I live and breathe reading. I also collect quotes about reading and books. I put one of my favorite reading quotes in the reading newsletter I write each month for the parents at my school. Here are thirteen of my favorites. (Shhhh! Don't tell anybody, but numbers 5, 6, and 8 are my absolute favorites! Well, and #13, too.)

1. "To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting." ~Edmund Burke

2. "Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body. As by the one, health is preserved, strengthened, and invigorated: by the other, virtue (which is the health of the mind) is kept alive, cherished, and confirmed." ~Joseph Addison

3. "When you read a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before." ~Clifton Fadiman

4. “It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.” ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

5. "No matter how busy you think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance." ~Atwood H. Townsend

6. "Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere." ~Hazel Rochman

7. “Because words are essential in building the thought connections in the brain, the more language a child experiences – through books and through conversation with others, not passively from television – the more advantaged socially, educationally, and in every way the child will be for the rest of his or her life.” ~Mem Fox

8. "So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall." ~Roald Dahl in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

9. "A library is a hospital for the mind." ~ Unknown

10. "When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense ofmyself in the world, I would do that again by reading,just as I did when I was young." ~ Maya Angelou

11. "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

12. "Reading furnishes the mind only with the materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours." ~John Locke

13. " You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." ~Mohandas Gandhi

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. Norma

2. Elle

3. Tanya

4. Jane

5. Joan

6. Ruth

7. Jade

8. Katherine

9. better safe than sorry

10. Melli

11. FrogLegs

12. Dawn

13. Wystful (no URL given)

14. Stacey

15. Chickadee

16. Karin

17. Kimmy

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1 comment:

Norma said...

These are wonderful and I may borrow a few to use on the top page of my blog.

Thanks for visiting my TT.

P.S. Your page doesn't seem to be loading correctly--no photo of the family--or any photos. But it may must be blogger acting up.