Reader Quotes

Vladimir Nabokov

The good, the admirable reader identifies himself not with the boy or the girl in the book, but with the mind that conceived and composed that book.

Gustave Flaubert

Better to work for yourself alone. You do as you like and follow your own ideas, you admire yourself and please yourself: isn’t that the main thing? And then the public is so stupid. Besides, who reads? And what do they read? And what do they admire?

Georges Bataille

Though the immediate impression of rebellion may obscure the fact, the task of authentic literature is nevertheless only conceivable in terms of a desire for fundamental communication with the reader.

Vladimir Nabokov

The pale organisms of literary heroes feeding under the author's supervision swell gradually with the reader's lifeblood; so that the genius of a writer consists in giving them the faculty to adapt themselves to that - not very appetizing - food and thrive on it, sometimes for centuries.

Cheryl Alleway

Writing is a gift to both the writer and the reader.

L.J. DeVet

The pages of a book are given life only as they are opened

Dani Harper

There is nothing like the moment you connect with a reader! Nothing like the response that you get when what you have written touches someone in some way. It's a moment in which your work is almost a co-creation, you and the reader joining forces to make your words live.

Brook Tesla

Are you imperfect, romantically irrational, ridiculously fearless, and utterly illogical? You're my ideal reader, friend, partner. I'm your fan.

Toba Beta

The great writer evokes the words
that buried within hearts of readers.

Joseph Eastwood

If I only had one reader in my entire life, that reader would be all that I needed to continue writing.

Fran Lebowitz

Think before you speak. Read before you think.

Fran Lebowitz

فكر قبل أن تتكلم، واقرأ قبل أن تفكر

Alex Morritt

Short story collections are the literary equivalent of canapés, tapas and mezze in the world of gastronomy: Delightful assortments of tasty morsels to whet the reader's appetite.

Anne Fadiman

If you truly love a book, you should sleep with it, write in it, read aloud from it, and fill its pages with muffin crumbs.

Ursula K. Le Guin

The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.

Kevin Smokler

We lusty bibliophiles know that reading, unlike just about anything else, is both good for you and loads of fun.

Alberto Manguel

Every reader exists to ensure for a certain book a modest immortality. Reading is, in this sense, a ritual of rebirth.

Alberto Manguel

Readers, censors know, are defined by the books they read.

Alberto Manguel

Our society accepts the book as a given, but the act of reading - once considered useful and important, as well as potentially dangerous and subversive - is now condescendingly accepted as a pastime, a slow pastime that lacks efficiency and does not contribute to the common good.

Lawrence Clark Powell

Books themselves need no defense. Their spokesmen come and go, their readers live and die, they remain constant.

Alberto Manguel

As readers, we have gone from learning a precious craft whose secret was held by a jealous few, to taking for granted a skin that has become subordinate to principles of mindless financial profit or mechanical efficiency, a skill for which governments care almost nothing.

Paul Theroux

Reading alters the appearance of a book. Once it has been read, it never looks the same again, and people leave their individual imprint on a book they have read. Once of the pleasures of reading is seeing this alteration on the pages, and the way, by reading it, you have made the book yours.

Alberto Manguel

Every reader has found charms by which to secure possession of a page that, by magic, becomes as if never read before, fresh and immaculate.

Victor Hugo

He loved books, those undemanding but faithful friends.

Tim Tharp

Here in the realm of books she’s self-assured. She has some of the control she doesn’t have anywhere else.

Aman Jassal

That’s what our country needs – more books and far more readers.

Aman Jassal

If a book doesn’t inspire you to read more, it was not worth read.

Aman Jassal

A book is indeed dead until a reader brings it into life by reading it.

Marcel Theroux

The Word is alive. We have always known it. But it needs to be uttered, aloud or in the mind of a reader. Without a consciousness to tickle them into life, those books were dead.

Aman Jassal

Reading a book is a silent conversation between two friends.

Aman Jassal

If a book is worth reading, it will most probably be worth reading twice.

Lemony Snicket

The world is swirling with so many mysteries and secrets that nobody will ever track down all of them. But with a book you can stay up very late, reading until all the secrets are clear to you. The questions of the world are hidden forever, but the answers in a book are hiding in plain sight.

Lailah Gifty Akita

I am a passionate reader.
New interested books keep adding on my reading list.
My wildest dream is to complete reading all the books.

Margaret Fuller

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

Vladimir Nabokov

A wise reader reads the book of genius not with his heart, not so much with his brain, but with his spine. It is there that occurs the telltale tingle...

Alberto Manguel

But a reader's ambition knows no bounds.

John Connolly

Stories come alive in the telling. (…)They lay dormant, hoping for the chance to emerge. Once someone started to read them, they could begin to change. They could take root in the imagination and transform the reader. Stories wanted to be read.

Aman Jassal

Read different to think differently; world is already into rat race.

Aman Jassal

Reading is like a bridge which fills the gap between the real world and the imaginations.

Aman Jassal

If you don’t want to waste your time on thinking, start reading.

Aman Jassal

In reading you must pursue to become a creator.

Lailah Gifty Akita

I have falling in love with reading.

Harley King

Haiku does not express emotion from the inside out by displaying the mind of a character. Haiku builds the emotional thrust, makes the artistic statement from the outside in, from the physical world to the mind of the reader.

Lailah Gifty Akita

The act of reading will enrich your life.Become a lifelong learner and a reader.

Aman Jassal

Everything you read, becomes a part of your life.

Aman Jassal

Reading gives liberty to your mind.

Sheri Cobb South

Julia could form no opinion of Robert, the bespectacled middle child, for he passed the entire journey with his nose stuck in a book, returning only monosyllabic answers to any questions put to him

Jeanette Winterson

For some, perhaps for many, books are spare time. For me, the rest of life is spare time: I wake and sleep language. It has always been so.

Jacques Amyot

Reading that pleases and profits, that together delights and instructs, has all that one should desire.

Anthony Powell

I was impressed for the ten thousandth time by the fact that literature illuminates life only for those to whom books are a necessity. Books are unconvertible assets, to be passed on only to those who possess them already.

Patrick W. Carr

A picture of the world, nothing more than a casting stone set in the heavens, intruded on Errol's dismay. World without end. Was Illustra, their entire world, nothing more than a lot for the ultimate reader, too small and insignificant a thing to care about?

Matthew D. Forgenti

Great writers wield their words like a weapon; a double-edged sword to strike their readers with truth where they least expect it. -Matthew D. Forgenti

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