Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Summer’s Over: Getting Back to Books

This is Harvard's Science Library.




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



Happy Reading!
Sources
http://www.readfaster.com/readingquotes.asp
http://www.richmond.k12.va.us/readamillion/readingquotes.htm
http://www.readingrockets.org/books/fun/quotable
http://www.ala.org

42 comments:

  1. I like #8 but I am not a book reader but I like books. Maybe I am lazy enough to read. happy T13. My husband is a book lover, reader and a writer.

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  2. Love #12 (or is that really #13?). I like it so much, tomorrow I plan to share it with my book-worm of a son. :-)

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  3. I actually did know this! Love the quotes - I've seen a few of these before, but a couple were new.

    My Blog

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  4. Fantastic quotes! We are constantly maxed out on our library cards, and visiting one of the area branches at least once a week is a great free entertainment.

    Calico Contemplations

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  5. I like Dr. Suess's quote Sam I am!!

    My Thursday 13 [scroll below my Thursday Thunks] post is now published. It's a fun quiz for you with a PRIZE I made to grab-- if you win!! If you have time....would appreciate your visit. Have a great day.

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  6. I loved all of these quotes! Book lovers unite!

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  7. Funny quotes, I love n° 2, inside the dog it's dark, hahaha !

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  8. life's journey,
    I like Dr. Seuss too. Thanks for visiting.
    Lori,
    My son's a book-worm too. Grin.

    Heather,
    Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. I'll bet this is library card month because it is back to school time.
    I love Truman's quote.

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  10. kandyblossom and Hootin' Anni,
    It's great to connect with other Seuss fans. Thanks.

    Calico Crazy,
    Hooray for libraries and library cards. I don't max my out often, but it's used on a regular basis--there's so much good stuff at the library!

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  11. Maybe that's what was wrong with President Bush. He said he didn't read.

    I like your dad's best too.

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  12. Country Dew,
    I'm with you! Book-lovers unite.

    Gattina,
    Yeah, I liked the one about the dog too.

    Ella Drake,
    Yeah, I think school starting makes it a good month to plug library cards. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. These are all great quotes. Thanks!
    Happy T13!

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  14. These are great. I especially love #13. Happy Thursday!

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  15. The Groucho Marx one made me laugh.

    The Isaac Barrow one made me smile.

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  16. Love ALL these quotes and may 'borrow' a few to share on my blogs over the next few days and weeks if you don't mind ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  17. "The Doctor: You want weapons, we're in a library. Books! Best weapons in the world. (dons a pair of glasses) This room is the greatest arsenal we can have!"

    Yes. From Doctor Who episode: Tooth and Claw.

    And, as a Librarian, I saw thank you for your support.

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  18. Great quotes. The Doctor Seuss one made me laugh. I love to read. I wish I had more time to read.

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  19. Adelle Laudan,
    Thanks. I appreciate your comment.

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  20. Stephanie Adkins,
    I like 13 too, but then I'm a reader.

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  21. Julia Smith,
    I might have guessed you'd like that one, knowing how much you enjoy reading. Grin.

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  22. Happily Retired Gal,
    Feel free. I'm flattered.

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  23. J. Lynne,
    Thanks. I'm a Seuss fan too.

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  24. Celticlibrarian,
    Thanks for the Dr. Who quote. I'll have to share it with my husband, an avid fan of the Doctor. I'm glad to support libraries as I'm a huge fan of them.

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  25. Shelley Munro,
    Thanks for visiting. I too wish I had more time to read.

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  26. Library Card Sign-up month? Oh, I love it. I use my card, not as faithfully as I used to, now that I trade books online. But I do still use it!

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  27. My card is well worn and I'm working on getting my husband's card to be well used by him as well. I remember a library card was the first thing I ever had all my own - I must have been all of 6? I was so proud of it I asked my mom if we could go buy me a wallet to keep it in. I am a firm believer in #11.

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  28. Had heard many of these, but not the one by Frederick Douglass. My son is reading about him now in his English class. I love to read!

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  29. Susan Helene Gottfried,
    I visit the library all the time, but I also trade books as well. There are so many good reads out there.

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  30. The Bumbles,
    Yeah, I was proud to get my first library card too. I think I might still have it. Grin.

    Forgetfulone,
    It's cool when we can share our love of reading with our children.

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  31. No. 7 is true to me. No. 4 - I think my parents have succeeded in that. I love books with a passion. And I enjoyed your list. Thanks for sharing, and oh, thanks for giving us a peek of the Harvard Science library. That honestly delighted me!

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  32. “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

    SO SO TRUE!

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  33. Hazel,
    I share your love of reading and I'm glad you liked peeking into Harvard's Science Library. I did too.

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  34. Americanising Desi,
    I'm with you. Thanks.

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  35. I go haywire if I don't have a book to read...it's like loosing a limb...I just don't know what to do with myself.

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  36. One of the lost arts in today's world - reading! Thank you for sharing such great quotes :)

    Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the globe. I hope you will visit again soon!

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  37. Palmela M. Kramer,
    I like #13 too. Thanks for stopping by.

    Puss-in-Boots,
    I'm with you. I always need a book too.

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  38. J-Dawg's Realm,
    I'm hoping reading's a re-discovered art. Grin. Thanks for commenting.

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  39. Hi Brenda - just wanted to follow-up with you this week and let you know that we gave you a shout-out in our Thursday 13 this week:

    http://thebumblesblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/on-blogging-award-winning.html

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