Top Ten Tuesday (10/9/2012)

Today’s Top Ten topic over at The Broke and The Bookish is a Top Ten Rewind.  What is that? It means that you get you pick a past topic which you either didn’t do or you want to add to.  I decided to go with Top ten Book Quotes.  I am not sure if this was initially quotes from books or quotes about books but I made an executive decision (one of many this week) that I was going to go with quotes about books because there are so very many I love.

1. “Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”

– Maya Angelou

 

2. “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

– C. S. Lewis

 

3. “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”

– Madeleine L’Engle

 

4. “The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.”

– Pablo Neruda

 

5. “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”

– Jane Austen

 

6. “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”

– Jorge Luis Borges

 

7. “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.

– John Green

 

8. “We don’t need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don’ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.”

– Philip Pullman

 

9. “Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you’d most like not to lose.”

– Neil Gaiman

 

10. “Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.” – Virginia Woolf

 

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings The Screwtape Letters A Wrinkle in Time: 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems (Bilingual Edition) (English and Spanish Edition) The Complete Novels of Jane Austen: Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, and Lady Susan (The Heirloom Collection)  Collected Fictions  The Fault in Our Stars  His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass (Everyman's Library (Cloth))  Stardust: The Gift Edition  A Room of One's Own (Annotated)

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