A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.
I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.
When I buy a new book, I always read the last page first, that way in case I die before I finish, I know how it ends. That, my friend, is a dark side.
All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance.
Before this generation lose the wisdom, one advice - read books.
Don't be afraid to be afraid. Have fear, and then conquer the shit out of it.
I am in awe of flowers. Not because of their colors, but because even though they have dirt in their roots, they still grow. They still bloom.
There are no lungs like the ones that breathe poetry.
Love is wind for the soul
Take each day in your open palms and close your fists around it. This life is not done with you yet.
If you read proverbs, you will find answers to every puzzle.
To hear never-heard sounds, To see never-seen colors and shapes, To try to understand the imperceptible Power pervading the world; To fly and find pure ethereal substances That are not of matter But of that invisible soul pervading reality. To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul; To be a lantern in the darkness Or an umbrella in a stormy day; To feel much more than know. To be the eyes of an eagle, slope of a mountain; To be a wave understanding the influence of the moon; To be a tree and read the memory of the leaves; To be an insignificant pedestrian on the streets Of crazy cities watching, watching, and watching. To be a smile on the face of a woman And shine in her memory As a moment saved without planning.
Reading poetry is like undressing before a bath. You don't undress out of fear that your clothes will become wet. You undress because you want the water to touch you. You want to completely immerse yourself in the feeling of the water and to emerge anew.
Life is a poem most people never read.
We don't read and write poetry because it's cute.
When a poet settled down to write a poem, could he foresee the lines he would write? Did his head constantly spin with riddles and rhymes and was his only job to put them down? What if he couldn’t get them to make sense, and no one, not even the person he cared for most, could have pleasure in reading it? What would he do?