For the Love of Reading

“I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson
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“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.”

– George R.R. Martin

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

—Joseph Addison

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

– Stephen King
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“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”

– Ray Bradbury

A book is a dream you hold in your hands.

—Neil Gaiman

“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install a lovely bookshelf on the wall.”

– Roald Dahl

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.”

– Fran Lebowitz

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

– Dr. Seuss
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“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”

– Groucho Marx

“Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.”

– Arnold Lobel

Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while.

—Malorie Blackman

Reading—the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay.

—William Styron
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Fear and Fortitude

It is your attitude, more than your aptitude, that will determine your altitude.

Zig Ziglar

While there’s life, there’s hope.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The only thing I am afraid of is fear.

Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington

…that disease, wars, the unloosened, devastating elemental forces have each and all played their part in developing and hardening man and giving him the heroic fiber.

John Burroughs

If time and space,as sages say are things which cannot be, the sun which does not feel decay no greater is than we. So why, Love, should we ever pray to live a century? The butterfly that lives a day has lived eternity.

T.S. Elliot

We will not find the inner strength to evolve to a higher level if we do not inwardly develop this profound feeling there is something higher than ourselves.

Rudolf Steiner

To me, the biggest attraction is a woman’s charisma, her soul, her inner strength.

Fabio Lanzoni

Learning from History

Hold those things that tell your history and protect them.

Maya Angelou

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.”…You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

It is your attitude, more than your aptitude, that will determine your altitude.

Zig Ziglar

No sailor ever learned anything in calm seas.

Captain Lee

Men willingly believe what they wish.

Julius Caesar

The only thing new in this world is the history you don’t know.

Harry S. Truman

You may delay, but Time will not.

Benjamin Franklin

Every time history repeats itself, the price goes up.

Unknown

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Publilius Syrus

You can’t escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Abraham Lincoln

Sudden events cannot be handled by the unprepared mind.

Mo Di

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.

Niccolo Machievelli

The Journey Begins

I just migrated Xine’s Collection of Quotations over to wordpress, thanks for joining me on this platform! I have always loved reading quotes, probably because I would sometimes struggle for the words myself and others seemed to be able to put things so eloquently. I look forward to sharing with everyone in this community my favorite quotations and I hope others will share their favorite quotes with me in the comments.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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