Pleasure Of Reading Quotes by Jane Austen, Vernon Lee, Mary Wortley Montagu, Harold Bloom, Steve Leveen, Paul Theroux and many others.
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
The greatest pleasure of reading consists in re-reading.
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
Reading well is one of the greatest pleasures that solitude can afford you.
In our land of opportunities and distractions, it’s hard to devote our attention to the quiet pleasures of reading. It’s as if we live our lives in a noisy restaurant and can’t have the intimate conversation we most yearn for.
Reading alters the appearance of a book. Once it has been read, it never looks the same again, and people leave their individual imprint on a book they have read. Once of the pleasures of reading is seeing this alteration on the pages, and the way, by reading it, you have made the book yours.
To find agreements in one’s minority opinions is one of the great pleasures of reading.
You must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
The pleasures of writing correspond exactly to the pleasures of reading
The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
The mere brute pleasure of reading – the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.
The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.
One of the pleasures of reading old letters is the knowledge that they need no answer.
A great book should leave you with many experiences.
In the novel we can know people perfectly, and, apart from the general pleasure of reading, we can find here a compensation for their dimness in life.
Read anything I write for the pleasure of reading it. Whatever else you find will be the measure of what you brought to the reading.