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Today’s blog is something of a public-service message. …
Did you know that September is Library Card Sign-Up Month? Probably not.
Now that summer has slipped away, to encourage everyone to visit their local library and apply for a card -- or make the best use of the one they already have -- I’ve compiled 13 quotes about reading I hope will inspire.
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1. “To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company.” -- Andre Gide
2. "Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. " -- Groucho Marx
3. My dad’s favorite: “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” -- Joseph Addison
4. “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” -- Jacqueline Kennedy
5. “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.” -- Walt Disney
6. “We read to know we are not alone.” -- C. S. Lewis
7. “He that loves a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter. By study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently divert and pleasantly entertain himself, as in all weathers, as in all fortunes.” -- Isaac Barrow
8. “Life-transforming ideas have always come to us through books.”
-- Bell Hooks
9. “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
-- Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”
10. “The good of a book lies in its being read. A book is made up of signs that speak of other signs, which in their turn speak of things.”
-- Umberto Eco, “The Name of the Rose.”
11. “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” -- Frederick Douglass
12. “To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” -- Victor Hugo, “Les Miserables”
13. “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”
-- Harry S. Truman