Posts tagged ‘reading’

2013

pop

I pop a beautiful sentence into my mouth and suck it like a fruit drop, or I sip it like a liqueur until the thought dissolves in me like alcohol…

Bohumil Hrabal, Too Loud a Solitude (1976)

2013

all at once

As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars (2012)

2013

curiosity

Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity.

Aaron Swartz, “How to Get a Job Like Mine,” a talk for the Tathva 2007 computer conference (2007)

2013

sensational

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.

Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest (1895)

2012

a good book

That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.

Amos Bronson Alcott, Table Talk, Book I. Learning-Books (1877)

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