Thursday, 5 March 2015

Quotes about books and reading for World Book Day

WBDI’ve done blogs full of quotes and books and reading before. Couldn’t resist adding some more for World Book Day.

A book is a dream that you hold in your hand. Neil Gaiman

A wise reader reads the book of genius not with his heart, not so much with his brain, but with his spine. It is there that occurs the telltale tingle. Vladimir Nabokov

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. Chinese proverb

Hell is a bookless place. Patrick Ness

There are no days of our childhood lived so fully as those spent with a favourite book. Marcel Proust

You give them the materials, but it’s the readers who build that world in their own minds. Ursula Le Guin

Books are uniquely portable magic. Stephen King

I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book. J K Rowling

That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet. Jhumpa Lahiri

Finally, an extract from Matilda by Roald Dahl:

The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.