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1 “LEGGERE NUOCE GRAVEMENTE ALL’IGNORANZA”

2 A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend. Author Unknown A good book should leave you... slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it. William Styron, interview, “Writers at Work”, 1958 There is a great deal of difference between an eager person who wants to read a book and a tired person who wants a book to read. G.K. Chesterton Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own. ~ William Hazlitt

3 I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. Groucho Marx Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers. Charles W. Eliot A good book has no ending. - R.D. Cumming A dirty book is rarely dusty. - Author Unknown The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. Mark Twain (attributed) You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. Paul Sweeney

4 The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television. Andrew Ross A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul. Franz Kafka Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures. Jessamyn West Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labelled: "This could change your life." Helen Exley TV. If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they'll have with twenty-six. Open your child's imagination. Open a book. Author Unknown

5 The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. James Bryce This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum. Elbert Hubbard When you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than was there before. Clifton Fadiman There is no such thing as a moral or immoral book; books are well written or badly written. Oscar Wilde, “The Picture of Dorian Gray”, 1891 Most books, like their authors, are born to die; of only a few books can it be said that death hath no dominion over them; they live, and their influence lives forever. J. Swartz

6 To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting. Edmund Burke Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Richard Steele, “Tatler”, 1710 Reading means borrowing. ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, “Aphorisms” Never judge a book by its movie. ~ J.W. Eagan Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes. John LeCarré I love to lose myself in other people’s minds.... Books think for me. Charles Lamb

7 Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. Francis Bacon Books - the best antidote against the marsh-gas of boredom and vacuity. George Steiner To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one. Chinese Saying Books are delightful society. If you go into a room and find it full of books - even without taking them from the shelves they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome. William Ewart Gladstone Books are immortal sons deifying their sires. ~ Plato A house without books is like a room without windows. Heinrich Mann

8 God be thanked for books! they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages. W.E. Channing No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. Mary Wortley Montagu Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being a burden to ourselves. Jeremy Collier Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent me. Anatole France The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary. It is the only art which can be practised at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness. Holbrook Jackson

9 WITH A BOOK, TIME FLIES …

10 “Medicine for the soul.” Inscription over the door of the Library at Thebes


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