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01 February 2009

Quotable Sunday #5

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For today's Quotable Sunday I chose the topic of books. I am a voracious reader and about to receive several books to review, so I found these quotes to be rather timely for myself.

"Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you."
- Harold Bloom

" A room without books is like a body without a soul."
- Cicero

" Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers."
- Charles W. Eliot

"Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book..."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

"I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage."
- Charles De Secondat

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."
- Sir Richard Steele

"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books
."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."
- Albert Einstein

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10 comments:

Lori @ The Downs Gang said...

Hope you are having a good Sunday so far! YOur quotes remind me I need to read some! Ihave two book's that I am currently reading!

my2boyz said...

Love the Albert Einstein one!

Toni said...

Love the sir steele one, I adore reading myself!

Stacy's Random Thoughts said...

Love this one:

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."
- Sir Richard Steele

It is oh so true! So glad I love to read! :)

Seeryus Mama said...

This librarian LOVES the quotes! Great choice of topic!!

Amy A.K.A. "The Mrs." said...

Wonderful quotes. I've been too busy with school to read for the sheer enjoyment of it. :)

Chris said...

" A room without books is like a body without a soul."
- Cicero
I agree with this 100%. I love to read and a good book can keep me entranced for hours.

Elftea said...

I love this one

Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
Paul Valery French critic & poet (1871 - 1945)

Sarahlcc♥ said...

Oh, those quotes are so correct; I've been spending quite a bit of time with my friends lately!!!

I am Harriet said...

Those quotes are great!
Thanks