Not too long ago, I included on this blog my favorite quotes about writing. Today, I offer some of my favorites on reading:
“But do not read, as children read, for fun, or like the ambitious read, for training purposes. No, read for your life.” Gustave Flaubert, author of Madame Bovary, in a letter to a friend.
The habit of reading, I make bold to tell you , is your pass to the greatest, the purest, and the most perfect of pleasure that God has prepared for His creatures. It lasts when all other pleasures fade. It will support you when all other recreations are gone. It will last until your death. It will make your hours pleasant to you as long as you live.” Anthony Trollope, Victorian novelist (1815-1882).
And, a couple of more modern ones:
“One must be careful of books, and what is inside…
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