Archive for the 'Quotables' Category


Sunday, January 24th, 2016

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”

— Mark Twain


Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Alan Rickman




Sunday, December 27th, 2015

I couldn’t live a week without a private library – indeed, I’d part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I’d let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.

H. P. Lovecraft, American writer of horror fiction


Sunday, December 20th, 2015

I much prefer working with kids whose life could be completely upended by a reading of a book over a weekend. You give them a book to read – they go home and come back a changed person. And that is so much more interesting and exciting.

Russell Banks, American writer of fiction and poetry


Sunday, December 13th, 2015

By burning Luther’s books you may rid your bookshelves of him, but you will not rid men’s minds of him.

Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian


Sunday, December 6th, 2015

If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his house, what books he may read or what films he may watch.

Thurgood Marshall, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court


Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Expand the definition of ‘reading’ to include non-fiction, humor, graphic novels, magazines, action adventure, and, yes, even websites. It’s the pleasure of reading that counts; the focus will naturally broaden. A boy won’t read shark books forever.

Jon Scieszka, American children’s writer


Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Life is hard, and a lot of people come home tired from work. If they’re gonna spend half an hour reading, they want some entertainment and a sense of achievement. So that’s what I give them. That’s all I’m trying to do. Is that really so wrong?

James Patterson, best-selling American author


Sunday, November 15th, 2015

I know one husband and wife who, whatever the official reasons given to the court for the break up of their marriage, were really divorced because the husband believed that nobody ought to read while he was talking and the wife that nobody ought to talk while she was reading.

Vera Brittain, English writer, feminist, and pacifist


Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

Mark Twain, American author and humorist