Ten Quote Tuesday (#46)



Welcome to another installment of Ten Quote Tuesday! If your creative juices have trouble flowing today, then read these quotes to nudge awake the sleeping muse.

If there is a particular quote you enjoyed, let us all know with your comments below.

Check out last week’s episode here.



“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” -J.K. Rowling

“Without words, without writing, and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.” -Hermann Hesse

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.” -Rainer Maria Rilke

“If you cannot read all your books…fondle them. Peer into them. Let them fall open where they will. Read from the first sentence that arrests the eye. Set them back on the shelves with your own hands. Arrange them on your own plan so that you at least know where they are. Let them be your friends; let them, at any rate, be your acquaintances.” -Winston S. Churchill

“A good book is an event in my life.” -Stendhal

“Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history, and you read it in your own terms.” -Angela Carter

[…] a book is a mirror that offers us only what we already carry inside us; that when we read, we do it with all our heart and mind, and great readers are becoming more scarce by the day.” -Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

“Only the ship is made of books, its sails thousands of overlapping pages, and the sea it floats upon is dark black ink.” -Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

“You’re never alone when you’re reading a book.” -Susan Wiggs

“Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part, I read only to please myself and like only what suits my taste.” -Voltaire, Candide



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7 thoughts on “Ten Quote Tuesday (#46)

  1. Love the JK Rowling quote! Going to send it to my friend as she doesn’t like to read haha. The Angela Carter quote rings a particular bell with me – it really explains how much readers invest in the books they read, and I can completely relate to that!

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  2. “…great readers are becoming more scarce by the day.”
    Yes! And also–
    “Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable.”
    Nailed my sentiment.


  3. I love the Voltaire quote! In a fit of insanity, I decided I should read “Moby Dick,” a book I hadn’t read yet. I don’t know what I was thinking. I really don’t like Melville, but I thought I needed to read this “American classic” to be a well-read person. It’s been six months, and I STILL can’t make it through! All I’ve done is wasted time. I think I’ll go back to Jane Austen…


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