Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Books, Love 'em, Read 'em, Favorite Quotations, Food for Thought
I read them.
I write them.
I collect favorite quotations about them.
Today I share quotations about them.
I hope you enjoy reading them. And I hope they leave you inspired to write like the wind.
See you in print,
Linda Della Donna
A book must be an axe for the frozen sea inside of us. --Franz Kafka
All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books. --Thomas Carlyle
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. --Francis Bacon
A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured upon purpose to a life beyond life. --John Milton
Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, but disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors, that they're ready to repeat their lesson as often as we please. --Talbot Wilson Chambers
I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet gone ourselves. --E. M. Forster
I have somewhere seen it observed that we should make the same use of a book that the bee does of a flower; she steals sweets from it, but does not injure it. --Caleb C. Colton
The great books exist, not to hem us in, but to help us break our bonds. --Albert Gue'rar
When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes. --Erasmus
When I am reading a book, whether wise or silly, it seems to be alive and talking to me. --Anton Chekhov