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Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Kerstin Gier
#1. But talking to a ghost about a demon when you're in a room full of people who can't see either of them is not to be recommended. #Quote by Kerstin Gier
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Roald Dahl
#2. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful. #Quote by Roald Dahl
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Manoj Arora
#3. I read everyday, because reading takes me away, away to a place where nothing is impossible. #Quote by Manoj Arora
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Barbara Kingsolver
#4. People love to read about sins and errors, but not their own. #Quote by Barbara Kingsolver
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Laurence Cosse
#5. We want splendid books, books that immerse us in the splendor of reality and keep us there; books that prove to us that love is at work in the world next to evil, right up against it, at times indistinctly, and that it always will be, just the way that suffering will always ravage hearts. We want good novels ... And even if there is only one such book per decade, ... only one ... every ten years, that would be enough. We want nothing else. #Quote by Laurence Cosse
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Harper Lee
#6. Now, 75 years [after To Kill a Mockingbird], in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods, and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books.
[Open Letter, O Magazine, July 2006] #Quote by Harper Lee
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Laura Miller
#7. Adventure,' then, is what might otherwise be called hardship if it were attempted in a different spirit. Turning a difficult task or a perilous journey into an adventure is largely a matter of telling yourself the right story about it, which is one thing that Lewis's child characters have learned from reading, 'the right books. #Quote by Laura Miller
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Annie Barrows
#8. Reading good books spoils you for enjoying bad books. #Quote by Annie Barrows
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Mary Roach
#9. One of the maddening ironies of writing books is that it leaves so little time for reading others'. My bedside is piled with books, but it's duty reading: books for book research, books for review. The ones I pine for are off on a shelf downstairs. #Quote by Mary Roach
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Saul Bellow
#10. Anyhow, I had found something out about an unknown privation, and I realized how a general love or craving, before it is explicit or before it sees its object, manifests itself as boredom or some other kind of suffering. And what did I think of myself in relation to the great occasions, the more sizable being of these books? Why, I saw them, first of all. So suppose I wasn't created to read a great declaration, or to boss a palatinate, or send off a message to Avignon, and so on, I could see, so there nevertheless was a share for me in all that had happened. How much of a share? Why, I knew there were things that would never, because they could never, come of my reading. But this knowledge was not so different from the remote but ever-present death that sits in the corner of the loving bedroom; though it doesn't budge from the corner, you wouldn't stop your loving. Then neither would I stop my reading. I sat and read. I had no eye, ear, or interest for anything else--that is, for usual, second-order, oatmeal, mere-phenomenal, snarled-shoelace-carfare-laundry-ticket plainness, unspecified dismalness, unknown captivities; the life of despair-harness or the life of organization-habits which is meant to supplant accidents with calm abiding. Well, now, who can really expect the daily facts to go, toil or prisons to go, oatmeal and laundry tickets and the rest, and insist that all moments be raised to the greatest importance, demand that everyone breathe the pointy, star-furnished #Quote by Saul Bellow
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Emlyn Chand
#11. Reading books in the genre you write is incredibly important when it comes to understanding the rules of your genre and the preferences of your target audience. #Quote by Emlyn Chand
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Ian Gregor
#12. Reading Mrs Gaskell's Life of Charlotte Brontë after Jane Eyre is a curious experience. The subject of the biography is recognisably the same person who wrote the novel, but the effect of the two books is utterly different. The biography is indeed depressing and painful reading. It captures better, I believe, than any any
subsequent biography the introverted and puritan pessimist side of Charlotte Brontë, and conveys the real dreariness of the world of privation, critical discouragement and limited opportunity that
so often made her complain in her letters that she felt marked out for suffering.
Jane Eyre, on the other hand, is exhilarating reading, partly because the reader, far from simply pitying the heroine, is struck by her resilience, and partly because the novel achieves such an imaginative transmutation of the drab. Unlike that of Jane Austen's Fanny Price or Dickens's Arthur Clennam or John Harmon, Jane
Eyre's response to suffering is never less than energetic. The reader is torn between exasperation at the way she mistakes her resentments and prejudices for fair moral judgements, and admiration at the way she fights back. Matthew Arnold, seeking 'sweetness and light' was repelled by the 'hunger, rebellion and rage' that he
identified as the keynotes of the novel. One can see why, and yet feel that these have a more positive effect than his phrase allows. The heroine is trying to hold on to her sense of self in a world that gives it little en #Quote by Ian Gregor
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Pattiann Rogers
#13. TAKING LEAVE
Of the unhindered motion in the million
swirled and twisted grooves of the juniper
driftwood lying in the sand; taking leave
of each sapphire and amber thread
and each iridescent bead of the swallowtail's
wing and of the quick and clever needle
of the seamstress in the dark cocoon
that accomplished the stitching.

Goodbye to the long pale hairs
of the swaying grassflowers, so like, in grace
and color and bearing, the nodding
antennae of the green valley grasshopper
clinging to its blade; and to the staircase
shell of the butter-colored wendletrap
and to the branches of the sourwood
making their own staircase with each step
upward they take and to the spiraling
of the cobweb weaver twirling
as it descends on its silk
out of the shadows of the pitch pine.

Taking leave of the sea
of spring, that grey-green swell
slowly rising, spreading, its heavy
wisteria-scented surf filled
with darting, gliding, whistling
fish, a current of cries, an undertow
of moans and buzzes, so pervasive
and penetrating and alluring
that the lungs adapt
to the density.

Determined not to slight the knotted
rockweed or the beach plum or the white,
blue-tipped petals of the five spot;
determined not to overlook the pursed
orange mouth of each maple leaf
just appearin #Quote by Pattiann Rogers
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Will Durant
#14. The constant steaming in of thoughts of others must suppress and confine our own and indeed in the long run paralyze the power of thought ... The inclination of most scholars is a kind of fuga vacui ( latin for vacuum suction )from the poverty of their own mind , which forcibly draws in the thoughts of others ... It is dangerous to read about a subject before we have thought about it ourselves ... When we read, another person thinks for us; merely repeat his mental process. So it comes about that if anybody spends almost the whole day in reading, he gradually loses the capacity for thinking. Experience of the world may be looked upon as a kind of text, to which reflection and knowledge form the commentary. Where there is a great deal of reflection and intellectual knowledge and very little experience , the result is like those books which have on each page two lines of text to forty lines of commentary #Quote by Will Durant
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Christopher Morley
#15. THIS SHOP IS HAUNTED by the ghosts
Of all great literature, in hosts;
We sell no fakes or trashes.
Lovers of books are welcome here,
No clerks will babble in your ear,
Please smoke
but don't drop ashes!
Browse as long as you like.
Prices of all books plainly marked.
If you want to ask questions, you'll find the proprietor
where the tobacco smoke is thickest.
We pay cash for books.
We have what you want, though you may not know you want it.
Malnutrition of the reading faculty is a serious thing.
Let us prescribe for you.
By R. & H. MIFFLIN, #Quote by Christopher Morley
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Larry McMurtry
#16. Great readers (are) those who know early that there is never going to be time to read all there is to read, but do their darnedest anyway. #Quote by Larry McMurtry
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Katarina Bivald
#17. For as long as she could remember, she had thought that autumn air went well with books, that the two both somehow belonged with blankets, comfortable armchairs, and big cups of coffee or tea. #Quote by Katarina Bivald
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Caroline George
#18. You're different, and I know that's probably the most cliché response ever given, but it's the truth. When I look at you, it's as if I'm reading a novel. No matter how much time I spend studying your pages, there will always be more for me to learn, deeper layers of complexity to baffle me, and plot twists that'll leave me speechless. #Quote by Caroline George
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Simone St. James
#19. I believed in Oxford, and cobblestoned squares, and old bricks thick with ivy,a nd rainy days curled up reading books. I believed in my mother's strong coffee and in the lonely, aching scent of early dawn before anyone else in my boardinghouse was awake. I believed in my favorite men's cardigan and the way the wind felt on the back of my neck. I believed in life as it lay before me, spinning out slowly, day after day of warm springs and thunderstorms and laughter. These were the things I believed in. #Quote by Simone St. James
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by George MacDonald
#20. As you grow ready for it, somewhere or other you will find what is needful for you in a book. #Quote by George MacDonald
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Robert Goolrick
#21. Learning became her. She loved the smell of the book from the shelves, the type on the pages, the sense that the world was an infinite but knowable place. Every fact she learned seemed to open another question, and for every question there was another book. #Quote by Robert Goolrick
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Sarah Addison Allen
#22. The books I read when I was twenty completely changed when I read them when I was sixty. #Quote by Sarah Addison Allen
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Mackenzi Lee
#23. It's my whole childhood, being sneered at by watery girls for a joke I didn't understand because I was reading books they could never understand #Quote by Mackenzi Lee
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Maria Dahvana Headley
#24. I read stuff. Books are not my only friends, but we're friendly. So there. #Quote by Maria Dahvana Headley
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Faye Hall
#25. Happiness is not always reading the same page in the same book. Sometimes it is just wanting to hold the others book for them to read. #Quote by Faye Hall
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Anatole Broyard
#26. The thought of people reading in the sun, on a beach, tempts me to recommend dark books, written in the shadow of loneliness, despair, and death. Let these revelers feel a chill as they loll on their towels. #Quote by Anatole Broyard
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Allison Hoover Bartlett
#27. I realized that the man I thought was stealing books so that others would consider him a cultured gentleman, the man who was building a phony image, a counterfeit identity, was in fact working diligently to become that gentleman. He was studying philosophy, researching authors, reading literature, even writing his own essays and plays. Through these efforts, he was attempting to create his ideal self. Another way of begetting this self, I came to understand, was by telling his story through me. #Quote by Allison Hoover Bartlett
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Colson Whitehead
#28. Turner had never met a kid like Elwood before. Sturdy was the word he returned to, even though the Tallahassee boy looked soft, conducted himself like a goody-goody, and had an irritating tendency to preach. Wore eyeglasses you wanted to grind underfoot like a butterfly. He talked like a white college boy, read books when he didn't have to, and mined them for uranium to power his own personal A-bomb. Still--sturdy. #Quote by Colson Whitehead
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Jane Yolen
#29. In fiction, the characters have their own lives. They may start as a gloss on the author's life, but they move on from there. In poetry, especially confessional poetry but in other poetry as well, the poet is not writing characters so much as emotional truth wrapped in metaphor. Bam! Pow! A shot to the gut. #Quote by Jane Yolen
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Andrea Navedo
#30. I grew up on welfare in the South Bronx; I had a very tough upbringing in that neighborhood. Reading books like The Four Agreements, A Return to Love, and The Power of Now helped me to overcome many internal battles. Had I not worked on myself, put value in myself, I would not have the loving and supportive people that I have right now in my life, including my husband and children #Quote by Andrea Navedo
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Philip Seymour Hoffman
#31. Books … they're kind of a compulsion for me. To find a great bookstore is a great thing. #Quote by Philip Seymour Hoffman
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Kenn Kaufman
#32. Haunting the library as a kid, reading poetry books when I was not reading bird books, I had been astonished at how often birds were mentioned in British poetry. Songsters like nightingales and Sky Larks appeared in literally dozens of works, going back beyond Shakespeare, back beyond Chaucer. Entire poems dedicated to such birds were written by Tennyson, Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, and many lesser-known poets. I had run across half a dozen British poems just about Sky Larks; Thomas Hardy had even written a poem about Shelley's poem about the Sky Lark. The love of birds and of the English language were intermingled in British literary history.
Somehow we Americans had failed to import this English love of birds along with the language, except in diluted form. But we had imported a few of the English birds themselves - along with birds from practically everywhere else. #Quote by Kenn Kaufman
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#33. The reader, the booklover, must meet his own needs without paying too much attention to what his neighbors say those needs should be. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Melody  Lee
#34. She's not stumbling, she's not lost. She's simply romancing her inner animal and falling in love with the wild part of her soul. #Quote by Melody Lee
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Michael Silverblatt
#35. A bleak, black book, it engenders awe and despair. I have read it in its entirety 4 1/2 times, each time finding its resonance and beauty so great as to demand another reading. As I read, I found myself devastated by the thoroughness of the book's annihilating sensibility and revived by the beauty of its language, the complexity of its design, the melancholy, horror and stoic sympathy in its rendering of what we used to call the human condition. #Quote by Michael Silverblatt
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Michel Houellebecq
#36. An entire life spent reading would have fulfilled my every desire; I already knew that at the age of seven. The texture of the world is painful, inadequate; unalterable, or so it seems to me. Really, I believe that an entire life spent reading would have suited me best. Such a life has not been granted me ... #Quote by Michel Houellebecq
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Alan Moore
#37. Books require titles; reading them doesn't #Quote by Alan Moore
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Anthony Esolen
#38. Many of the greatest books are like a forest. The best way to get to know them is to wander right into the middle and get lost. #Quote by Anthony Esolen
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Kate Mosse
#39. Free and fair access to books - to reading - is a right and one we should fight for. #Quote by Kate Mosse
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Nikita Dudani
#40. My only wish is to be buried with my books. #Quote by Nikita Dudani
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Mizuki Nomura
#41. When you're alone and you feel sad, try reading a book. Try touching someone's heart. Try to imagine what they were thinking, what they wanted to convey. If you do that, you might get something amazing. #Quote by Mizuki Nomura
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#42. Books have immortalized great minds. Books have kept ancients secrets alive. A world which least value books, least value the real essence of wisdom and least know how to preserve what is precious! #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by John W. Foster
#43. Few are sufficiently sensible of the importance of that economy in reading which selects, almost exclusively, the very first order of books. Why, except for some special reason, read an inferior book, at the very time you might be reading one of the highest order? #Quote by John W. Foster
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Adriana Trigiani
#44. I loved to read, still do, and it seemed that the writing was a result of the love of books and reading and libraries. #Quote by Adriana Trigiani
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Malcolm Gladwell
#45. Concerted cultivation. He gets taken to museums and gets enrolled in special programs and goes to summer camp, where he takes classes. When he's bored at home, there are plenty of books to read, and his parents see it as their responsibility to keep him actively engaged in the world around him. It's not hard to see how Alex would get better at reading and math over the summer. #Quote by Malcolm Gladwell
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Anne Frank
#46. Father emptied a card file for Margot and me and filled it with index cards that are blank on one side. This is to become our reading file, in which Margot and I are supposed to note down the books we've read, the author and the date. #Quote by Anne Frank
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Annie Dillard
#47. Father had stretched out his long legs and was tilting back in his chair. Mother sat with her knees crossed, in blue slacks, smoking a Chesterfield. The dessert dishes were still on the table. My sisters were nowhere in evidence. It was a warm evening; the big dining-room windows gave onto blooming rhododendrons.

Mother regarded me warmly. She gave me to understand that she was glad I had found what I had been looking for, but that she and father were happy to sit with their coffee, and would not be coming down.

She did not say, but I understood at once, that they had their pursuits (coffee?) and I had mine. She did not say, but I began to understand then, that you do what you do out of your private passion for the thing itself.

I had essentially been handed my own life. In subsequent years my parents would praise my drawings and poems, and supply me with books, art supplies, and sports equipment, and listen to my troubles and enthusiasms, and supervise my hours, and discuss and inform, but they would not get involved with my detective work, nor hear about my reading, nor inquire about my homework or term papers or exams, nor visit the salamanders I caught, nor listen to me play the piano, nor attend my field hockey games, nor fuss over my insect collection with me, or my poetry collection or stamp collection or rock collection. My days and nights were my own to plan and fill. #Quote by Annie Dillard
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Bill Watterson
#48. Reading those turgid philosophers here in these remote stone buildings may not get you a job, but if those books have forced you to ask yourself questions about what makes life truthful, purposeful, meaningful, and redeeming, you have the Swiss Army Knife of mental tools, and it's going to come in handy all the time. #Quote by Bill Watterson
Books Reading Sapphire Blue quotes by Barry  Lopez
#49. Once I was asked by a seatmate on a trans-Pacific flight, a man who took the liberty of glancing repeatedly at the correspondence in my lap, what instruction he should give his fifteen-year-old daughter, who wanted to be a writer. I didn't know how to answer him, but before I could think I heard myself saying, 'Tell your daughter three things.'

"Tell her to read, I said. Tell her to read whatever interests her, and protect her if someone declares what she's reading to be trash. No one can fathom what happens between a human being and written language. She may be paying attention to things in the world beyond anyone else's comprehension, things that feed her curiosity, her singular heart and mind. Tell her to read classics like The Odyssey. They've been around a long time because the patterns in them have proved endlessly useful, and, to borrow Evan Connell's observation, with a good book you never touch bottom. But warn your daughter that ideas of heroism, of love, of human duty and devotion that women have been writing about for centuries will not be available to her in this form. To find these voices she will have to search. When, on her own, she begins to ask, make her a present of George Eliot, or the travel writing of Alexandra David-Neel, or To the Lighthouse.

"Second, I said, tell your daughter that she can learn a great deal about writing by reading and by studying books about grammar and the organization of ideas, but that if she wishes to write #Quote by Barry Lopez

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