Some Thoughts About Reading From Various Authors

“For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.”

Louis L’Amour

“A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. Like money, books must be kept in constant circulation… A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.”

Henry Miller

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none, zero. You’d be amazed at how much Warren reads–and at how much I read. My children laugh at me. They think I’m a book with a couple of legs sticking out.”

Charles T. Munger

“The ability to read becomes devalued when what one has learned to read adds nothing of importance to one’s life.”

Bruno Bettelheim

“The way a book is read- which is to say,
the qualities a reader brings to a book- can have as much to do with its worth as anything the author puts into it.”

Norman Cousins

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