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100 Book Readers Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Book Readers Sayings By Anthony Burgess: It seems priggish or pollyannaish to deny that my intention in writing the work was It seems priggish or pollyannaish to deny that my intention in writing the work was to titillate the nastier propensities of my readers. My own healthy inheritance of original sin comes out in the book and I enjoyed raping and ripping by proxy. It is the novelist's innate cowardice that makes him depute to imaginary personalities the sins that he is too cautious to commit for himself. — Anthony Burgess
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Book Readers Sayings By Yann Martel: You might have noticed that I have been sending you used books. I have done You might have noticed that I have been sending you used books. I have done this not to save money, but to make a point which is that a used book, unlike a used car, hasn't lost any of its initial value. A good story rolls of the lot into the hands of its new reader as smoothly as the day it was written. And there's another reason for these used paperbacks that never cost much even when new; I like the idea of holding a book that someone else has held, of eyes running over lines that have already seen the light of other eyes. That, in one image, is the community of readers, is the communion of literature. — Yann Martel
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Book Readers Sayings By Kat Lowe: Books are best preserved in the minds of readers. Books are best preserved in the minds of readers. — Kat Lowe
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Book Readers Sayings By Charles Stross: The dirty little secret of publishing is that, all along, each book sold has had The dirty little secret of publishing is that, all along, each book sold has had an average of 5 readers. That's an 80% "piracy" rate if you insist on looking at it in those terms. — Charles Stross
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Book Readers Sayings By Joe Abercrombie: I think the further away you get from completing a book, the more responses you I think the further away you get from completing a book, the more responses you see to it from readers, the more your own tastes and opinions shift and the more you start to see things you could have written differently in the detail, or done differently on the broader scale of plot and character. — Joe Abercrombie
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Book Readers Sayings By Ali Smith: I think it's because when you hold a book you're also holding a tree in I think it's because when you hold a book you're also holding a tree in one form or another, and that direct connection lets me know how important books are in the world. Pages are called leaves, a spine of a book comes from the spine of the animal whose skin was used in the first books as covers; everything about books refers us back to the physical world. Not that ebook readers aren't useful for those of us whose eyes are getting worse with age. But the reading of a book - a physical book - lets us know how time is passing, and how we are passing time, in something more than percentage numbers. — Ali Smith
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Book Readers Sayings By Charles Caleb Colton: Many books owe their success to the good memories of their authors and the bad Many books owe their success to the good memories of their authors and the bad memories of their readers. — Charles Caleb Colton
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Book Readers Sayings By Junot Diaz: I write for the people I grew up with. I took extreme pains for my I write for the people I grew up with. I took extreme pains for my book to not be a native informant. Not: 'This is Dominican food. This is a Spanish word.' I trust my readers, even non-Spanish ones. — Junot Diaz
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Book Readers Sayings By Matt Haig: There are as many versions of a book as there are readers. There are as many versions of a book as there are readers. — Matt Haig
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Book Readers Sayings By Isobelle Carmody: I wrote my first full book when I was fourteen, and that was 'Obernewtyn.' It I wrote my first full book when I was fourteen, and that was 'Obernewtyn.' It was also the first book I had published. It was accepted by the first publisher I sent it to, and it was short listed for Children's Book of the Year in the older readers category in Australia. — Isobelle Carmody
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Book Readers Sayings By Scott O'Dell: The annual award of $5,000 goes to an author for a meritorious book published in The annual award of $5,000 goes to an author for a meritorious book published in the previous year for children or young adults. Scott O'Dell established this award to encourage other writers
particularly new authors
to focus on historical fiction. He hoped in this way to increase the interest of young readers in the historical background that has helped to shape their country and their world. — Scott O'Dell
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Book Readers Sayings By Ann Leckie: One of the nice things about a second book is that your readers already have One of the nice things about a second book is that your readers already have so much of the introductions on board, they don't have to put all their attention into figuring out the world and can more easily let that play out as a background to the other things you want to do. — Ann Leckie
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Book Readers Sayings By Edward Hirsch: I think in terms of educating a group of readers, MFA programs are very good. I think in terms of educating a group of readers, MFA programs are very good. I just think the model of MFA programs in which a young poet goes through the program, publishes a series of books, gets teaching jobs, that's a bit at risk. — Edward Hirsch
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Book Readers Sayings By Andreas Laurencius: I, on the other hand, am very concerned about how word choice will affect my I, on the other hand, am very concerned about how word choice will affect my readers. For instance, in the description of Genesis, I chose the term 'good and evil' instead of 'right and wrong', which are basically two same terms. I wanted to use 'right and wrong' because it definitely will ignite more controversies than 'good and evil', but I chose to use the latter because I was afraid of the social influence that can come from reading my book, and although there is no adult material at all in the book, I could risk getting my book banned. — Andreas Laurencius
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Book Readers Sayings By David Carr: This is the point where the knowing, irony-infused author laughs along with his readers about This is the point where the knowing, irony-infused author laughs along with his readers about his time among the aphorisms, how he was once so gullible and needy that he drank deeply of such weak and fruity Kool-Aid. That's some other book. Slogans saved my life. All of them
the dumb ones, the preachy ones, the imperatives, the cliches, the injunctives, the gooey, Godly ones, the shameless, witless ones. — David Carr
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Book Readers Sayings By Margaret Atwood: I myself discovered many authors through school reading lists and through school anthologies. The positives I myself discovered many authors through school reading lists and through school anthologies. The positives are: young readers can find the world opening up to them through books they study. The negatives may include bad experiences kids have - if they don't like the book or the teacher, or the way the book is taught. — Margaret Atwood
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Book Readers Sayings By Paulo Coelho: I don't know if the books are making the world a much better place. I I don't know if the books are making the world a much better place. I don't write with that objective. What I know is that I see my readers creating a critical mass so we can at least understand this world in a different way. — Paulo Coelho
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Book Readers Sayings By Leslie Howsam: Although reading is a private activity, leaving little trace on the historical record, its importance Although reading is a private activity, leaving little trace on the historical record, its importance has led scholars to investigate the evidence that remains. Letters and diaries sometimes yield valuable insights into the response of actual readers. Another source for the responses of early-modern readers is the commonplace book and more generally the copying practice known as 'commonplacing'. H. J. Jackson has demonstrated how scholars can use the notes made by readers who used the margins of a book to converse with the author and (as it happens) with posterity. — Leslie Howsam
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Book Readers Sayings By Lawrence Venuti: General editors' preface The growth of translation studies as a separate discipline is a success General editors' preface The growth of translation studies as a separate discipline is a success story of the 1980s. The subject has developed in many parts of the world and is clearly destined to continue developing well into the twenty-first century. Translation studies brings together work in a wide variety of fields, including linguistics, literary study, history, anthropology, psychology, and economics. This series of books will reflect the breadth of work in translation studies and will enable readers to share in the exciting new developments that are taking place at the present time. — Lawrence Venuti
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Book Readers Sayings By Aman Jassal: A book is indeed dead until a reader brings it into life by reading it. A book is indeed dead until a reader brings it into life by reading it. — Aman Jassal
Book Readers Sayings By Russell Delman: Gary Sherman has written a truly insightful and helpful book that will positively change the Gary Sherman has written a truly insightful and helpful book that will positively change the lives of its readers. Although many books have wise teachings, few have accessible, reliable and transformative practices like this one. I highly recommend this book. — Russell Delman
Book Readers Sayings By Ayn Rand: If he can give his readers no reason why they should read his book, except If he can give his readers no reason why they should read his book, except that the events happened to him, it is not a valid book. — Ayn Rand
Book Readers Sayings By Umberto Eco: Most of them won't have a book in the house, though, when they have to, Most of them won't have a book in the house, though, when they have to, they'll talk about the latest book that's selling millions of copies around the world. Our readers may not read books, but they are fascinated by great eccentric painters who sell for billions. — Umberto Eco
Book Readers Sayings By Stephanie Laurens: Readers really want to come back to an author; they do not want a one-book Readers really want to come back to an author; they do not want a one-book wonder. That is all very well, but to be career author, you have to be prepared to write one really good book and then write another really good book and keep feeding your readers. You build your audience over a long time. — Stephanie Laurens
Book Readers Sayings By Tarryn Fisher: No one wants to carry someone when they're heavy from life. I read a book No one wants to carry someone when they're heavy from life. I read a book about that once. A bunch of drivel about two people who kept coming back to each other. The lead male says that to the girl he keeps letting get away. I had to put the book down. No one wants to carry someone when they're heavy from life. It's a concept smart authors feed to their readers. It's slow poison; you make them believe it's real, and it keeps them coming back for more. Love is cocaine. — Tarryn Fisher
Book Readers Sayings By Terry McMillan: Don't worry about how pretty (the story) sounds, how lilting it is, and the imagery, Don't worry about how pretty (the story) sounds, how lilting it is, and the imagery, and the metaphor, all that. Most readers don't care. It's the people in your book that matter. — Terry McMillan
Book Readers Sayings By Susanna Clarke: Ah, but sir,' said Lascelles, 'it is precisely by passing judgments upon other people's work Ah, but sir,' said Lascelles, 'it is precisely by passing judgments upon other people's work and pointing out their errors that readers can be made to understand your own opinions better. It is the easiest thing in the world to turn a review to one's own ends. One only need mention the book once or twice and for the rest of the article one may develop one's theme just as one chuses. It is, I assure you, what every body else does. — Susanna Clarke
Book Readers Sayings By S.R. Ranganathan: A modern librarian, who has faith in the law that 'BOOKS ARE FOR USE,' is A modern librarian, who has faith in the law that 'BOOKS ARE FOR USE,' is happy only when his readers make his shelves constantly empty. It is not the books that go out that worry him. It is the stay-at-home volumes that perplex and depress him. — S.R. Ranganathan
Book Readers Sayings By Seanan McGuire: A lot of people have read the Mira Grant books who are not urban fantasy A lot of people have read the Mira Grant books who are not urban fantasy readers, and they would never have picked up a book with an urban fantasist's name on the cover, but then they go on to read my urban fantasy and like it. — Seanan McGuire
Book Readers Sayings By Mokokoma Mokhonoana: Sometimes it is the reader that sucks, not the book. Sometimes it is the reader that sucks, not the book. — Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Book Readers Sayings By Malcolm X: I want to say before I go on that I have never previously told anyone I want to say before I go on that I have never previously told anyone my sordid past in detail. I haven't done it now to sound as though I might be proud of how bad, how evil, I was.
But people are always speculating-why am I as I am? To understand that of any person, his whole life, from birth, must be reviewed. All of our experiences fuse into our personality. Everything that ever happened to us is an ingredient.
Today, when everything that I do has an urgency, I would not spend one hour in the preparation of a book which had the ambition to perhaps titillate some readers. But I am spending many hours
because the full story is the best way that I know to have it seen, and understood, that I had sunk to the very bottom of the American white man's society when-soon now, in prison-I found Allah and the religion of Islam and it completely transformed my life. — Malcolm X
Book Readers Sayings By John Green: Whether the author intended a symbolic resonance to exist in her book is irrelevant. All Whether the author intended a symbolic resonance to exist in her book is irrelevant. All that matters is whether it's there. Because the book does not exist for the benefit of the author, the book exists for the benefit of YOU. If we as readers can have a bigger and richer experience with the world as a result of reading a symbol and that symbol wasn't intended by the author, WE STILL WIN. — John Green
Book Readers Sayings By Katherine Paterson: Once a book is published, it no longer belongs to me. My creative task is Once a book is published, it no longer belongs to me. My creative task is done. The work now belongs to the creative mind of my readers. I had my turn to make of it what I would, now it is their turn. — Katherine Paterson
Book Readers Sayings By Maaza Mengiste: Maybe it's the readers that make a book global. Maybe it's the readers that make a book global. — Maaza Mengiste
Book Readers Sayings By Cecelia Ahern: Books choose their readers, not the other way around. I believe that booksellers are the Books choose their readers, not the other way around. I believe that booksellers are the matchmakers. Thank you. — Cecelia Ahern
Book Readers Sayings By Ashwin Sanghi: I remember how a man once got in touch with me to tell me that I remember how a man once got in touch with me to tell me that he was so engrossed in my book that he had to take a day off from work just so that he could finish reading it. Such kind of responses from my readers is extremely endearing, and it keeps me going. — Ashwin Sanghi
Book Readers Sayings By Stephen King: Book-buyers aren't attracted, by and large, by the literary merits of a novel; book-buyers want Book-buyers aren't attracted, by and large, by the literary merits of a novel; book-buyers want a good story to take with them on the airplane, something that will first fascinate them, then pull them in and keep them turning the pages. This happens, I think, when readers recognize the people in a book, their behaviors, their surroundings, and their talk. When the reader hears strong echoes of his or her own life and beliefs, he or she is apt to become more invested in the story. I'd argue that it's impossible to make this sort of connection in a premeditated way, gauging the market like a racetrack tout with a hot tip. — Stephen King
Book Readers Sayings By Georg C. Lichtenberg: A vacuum of ideas affects people differently than a vacuum of air, otherwise readers of A vacuum of ideas affects people differently than a vacuum of air, otherwise readers of books would be constantly collapsing. — Georg C. Lichtenberg
Book Readers Sayings By Meg Wolitzer: When I wrote 'The Interestings,' I wanted to let time unspool, to give the book When I wrote 'The Interestings,' I wanted to let time unspool, to give the book the feeling of time passing. I had to allow myself the freedom to move back and forth in time freely, and to trust that readers would accept this. — Meg Wolitzer
Book Readers Sayings By Stephen King: Now let's say you've finished your first draft. Congratulations! Good job! Have a glass of Now let's say you've finished your first draft. Congratulations! Good job! Have a glass of champagne, send out for pizza, do whatever it is you do when you've got something to celebrate. If you have someone who has been impatiently waiting to read your novel-a spouse, let's say, someone who has perhaps been working nine to five and helping to pay the bills while you chase your dream-then this is the time to give up the goods ... if, that is, your first reader or readers will promise not to talk to you about the book until you are ready to talk to them about it. — Stephen King
Book Readers Sayings By Carlos Ruiz Zafon: With 'The Angel's Game', there was a lot of pressure from the expectations - expectations With 'The Angel's Game', there was a lot of pressure from the expectations - expectations from the book industry and from readers; it's natural. — Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Book Readers Sayings By Samuel Johnson: By the consultation of books, whether of dead or living authors, many temptations of petulance By the consultation of books, whether of dead or living authors, many temptations of petulance and opposition, which occur in oral conferences, are avoided. An authour cannot obtrude his advice unasked, nor can be often suspected of any malignant intention to insult his readers with his knowledge or his wit. Yet so prevalent is the habit of comparing ourselves with others, while they remain within the reach of our passions, that books are seldom read with complete impartiality, but by those from whom the writer is placed at such a distance that his life or death is indifferent. — Samuel Johnson
Book Readers Sayings By Amos Bronson Alcott: A good book is fruitful of other books; it perpetuates its fame from age to A good book is fruitful of other books; it perpetuates its fame from age to age, and makes eras in the lives of its readers. — Amos Bronson Alcott
Book Readers Sayings By Lisa Genova: She still loves the feel of a new book. While she appreciates the convenience of She still loves the feel of a new book. While she appreciates the convenience of those thin, slick e-readers, they don't give her the three-dimensional sensory experience that comes with a real book. — Lisa Genova
Book Readers Sayings By Sarah Josepha Hale: Readers soon tire of prefaces, and skip them, and so the labor of writing them Readers soon tire of prefaces, and skip them, and so the labor of writing them is lost. — Sarah Josepha Hale
Book Readers Sayings By William Brinkley: I have often wondered how anyone who does not read, by which I mean daily, I have often wondered how anyone who does not read, by which I mean daily, having some book going all the time, can make it through life. Indeed if I were required to make a sharp division in the very nature of people, I would be tempted to make it there: readers and nonreaders of books ... It is astonishing how the presence or absence of this habit so consistently characterizes an individual in other respects; it is as though it were a kind of barometer of temperament, of personality, even of character. Aside from that, for me it constituted something like sanity insurance. — William Brinkley
Book Readers Sayings By Graeme Base: I decided to take my foot off the pedal with all the detail. I'm sure I decided to take my foot off the pedal with all the detail. I'm sure after 'Animalia' and 'The Eleventh Hour,' readers thought that's what to expect from Graeme Base. With 'The Sign of the Seahorse,' I took a step away from the puzzle-book genre - that was more of an adventure story. — Graeme Base
Book Readers Sayings By Shawnda Currie: If ten eyewitnesses are asked to describe a suspect, you'll get ten different variations. The If ten eyewitnesses are asked to describe a suspect, you'll get ten different variations. The same applies to readers and their opinions about the same book. And that's how it should be; we're not robots. — Shawnda Currie
Book Readers Sayings By Sharon Creech: I cannot just write a frivolous book, a la-di-da book. Everything isn't la-di-da. There is I cannot just write a frivolous book, a la-di-da book. Everything isn't la-di-da. There is something that's going to pull you up short. I want to reassure young readers. I want to comfort them, to not fear the unexpected. — Sharon Creech
Book Readers Sayings By Karina Halle: Even if I only wrote erotica, I wouldn't care what you have to say. I Even if I only wrote erotica, I wouldn't care what you have to say. I make people happy! Blake and I provide readers with fun and entertainment and an escape from their lives, which is a damn good thing because life is hard and really sucks sometimes. Life isn't a fairy-tale and not everyone in gets a happily-ever-after, but in our book world they do. — Karina Halle
Book Readers Sayings By Richard Bushman: Early readers assumed the Book of Mormon people ranged up and down North and South Early readers assumed the Book of Mormon people ranged up and down North and South America from upstate New York to Chili. A close reading of the text reveals it cannot sustain such an expansive geography. — Richard Bushman
Book Readers Sayings By Machado De Assis: His eyes, blind to external reality but highly perceptive in the realm of the inner His eyes, blind to external reality but highly perceptive in the realm of the inner life, rose from the book to the ceiling and returned to the book. — Machado De Assis
Book Readers Sayings By Stephen J. Binz: The holy men and women, whose lives are told throughout this book, witness to the The holy men and women, whose lives are told throughout this book, witness to the fact that the word of God is alive and has the power to transform us. By discovering these saints, readers will learn how to embody Scripture, letting it enlarge their hearts and mold their lives into the image of Christ. — Stephen J. Binz
Book Readers Sayings By Arthur Graham: If writing is the ultimate act of self-pleasure, then mine certainly qualifies as masturbatory.Still, if If writing is the ultimate act of self-pleasure, then mine certainly qualifies as masturbatory.
Still, if you gave me a box of pens and a box of tissues, and then locked me in a room with nothing else but skin mags and blank notebooks, I'd be lying if I told you I'd run out of pens before tissues.
The nice thing about writing is that you actually get to share it with other people when you're done, which usually doesn't go over so well with spent bodily fluids, but ideally you don't want readers walking away from your book with the sneaking suspicion that they've just spent hours of their precious lives watching you masturbate.
Unless of course it's that type of publication. — Arthur Graham
Book Readers Sayings By David Levithan: I've had librarians say to me, "People in my school don't agree with homosexuality, so I've had librarians say to me, "People in my school don't agree with homosexuality, so it's difficult to have your book on the shelves." Here's the thing: Being gay is not an issue, it is an identity. It is not something that you can agree or disagree with. It is a fact, and must be defended and represented as a fact.
To use another part of my identity as an example: if someone said to me, "I'm sorry, but we can't carry that book because it's so Jewish and some people in my school don't agree with Jewish culture," I would protest until I reached my last gasp. Prohibiting gay books is just as abhorrent ...
Discrimination is not a legitimate point of view. Silencing books silences the readers who need them most. And silencing these readers can have dire, tragic consequences. Never forget who these readers are. They are just as curious and anxious about life as any other teenager. — David Levithan
Book Readers Sayings By Timothy Keller: One of the most frequent responses I get from non-Christian readers is: 'I'm not sure One of the most frequent responses I get from non-Christian readers is: 'I'm not sure I agree with all this, but I must say this is the first book I've read by a Christian that didn't treat me like I was an idiot.' — Timothy Keller
Book Readers Sayings By Simon Sebag Montefiore: Notes on Names, Transliterations and Titles This book inevitably contains a challenging diversity of names, Notes on Names, Transliterations and Titles This book inevitably contains a challenging diversity of names, languages and questions of transliteration. It is for general readers, so my policy is to use the most accessible and familiar names. I apologize to purists who are offended by these decisions. — Simon Sebag Montefiore
Book Readers Sayings By Jim Woodring: Alternative cartoonists have to rely on comic book stores to get their stuff in the Alternative cartoonists have to rely on comic book stores to get their stuff in the hands of readers. — Jim Woodring
Book Readers Sayings By Sarah Dessen: I think readers are just looking for things that maybe they recognize or can relate I think readers are just looking for things that maybe they recognize or can relate to in the books. — Sarah Dessen
Book Readers Sayings By Annie Dillard: So it is that a writer writes many books. In each book, he intended several So it is that a writer writes many books. In each book, he intended several urgent and vivid points, many of which he sacrificed as the book's form hardened. — Annie Dillard
Book Readers Sayings By Neil Gaiman: No two readers can or will ever read the same book, because the reader builds No two readers can or will ever read the same book, because the reader builds the book in collaboration with the author. — Neil Gaiman
Book Readers Sayings By Ruth Ozeki: It makes me nuts, the idea that if you put a political struggle at the It makes me nuts, the idea that if you put a political struggle at the heart of your book, then it has to be that the author - me - is trying in some way to push my views onto my readers. — Ruth Ozeki
Book Readers Sayings By Jim C. Hines: I like big books and I cannot lie.You other readers can't denyThat when a kid I like big books and I cannot lie.
You other readers can't deny
That when a kid walks in with The Name of the Wind
Like a hardbound brick of win.
Story bling.
Wanna swipe that thing
Cause you see that boy is speeding
Right through the book he's reading.
I'm hooked and I can't stop pleading.
Wanna curl up with that for ages,
All thousand pages.
Reviewers tried to warn me.
But with that plot you hooked
Me like Bradley.
Ooh, crack that fat spine.
You know I wanna make you mine.
This book is stella 'cause it ain't some quick novella. — Jim C. Hines
Book Readers Sayings By Tom Brevoort: No other serial publications carry a number on them that is of any weight to No other serial publications carry a number on them that is of any weight to their readership. The number is there to serve a function, but it has no intrinsic value in and of itself. It's comfort food and nostalgia at best. On this, we follow what you and your fellow readers do more than what you say. We hear complaints about renumbering every time we do it, but every time we do it it results in higher sales, which is the whole ballgame - so if it were your time and your effort, what would you do? — Tom Brevoort
Book Readers Sayings By A.G. Riddle: That's what great books are about, revealing our life in a way stories only can. That's what great books are about, revealing our life in a way stories only can. We see ourselves in the characters, our own struggles and short comings in a way that's non threatening and non judgmental. We learn from the characters we take those lessons and inspirations back to the real world I believe that a good book leaves its readers better then they were before. — A.G. Riddle
Book Readers Sayings By Karen Armstrong: ...the experience of reading a novel has certain qualities that remind us of the traditional ...the experience of reading a novel has certain qualities that remind us of the traditional apprehension of mythology. It can be seen as a form of meditation. Readers have to live with a novel for days or even weeks. It projects them into another world, parallel to but apart from their ordinary lives. They know perfectly well that this fictional realm is not 'real' and yet while they are reading it becomes compelling. A powerful novel becomes part of the backdrop of our lives, long after we have laid the book asie. It is an exercise of make-believe that, like yoga or a religious festival, breaks down barriers of space and time and extends our sympathies, so that we are able to empathise with others lives and sorrows. It teaches compassion, the ability to 'feel with' others. And, like mythology, an important novel is transformative. If we allow it to do so, it can change us forever. — Karen Armstrong
Book Readers Sayings By Lois Lowry: I think of every book as a single entity, and some have later gone on I think of every book as a single entity, and some have later gone on to become a series, often at the request of readers. — Lois Lowry
Book Readers Sayings By Nina George: Also, there is a dedicated community of people in the world who will always be Also, there is a dedicated community of people in the world who will always be able to connect with each other across all languages, boundaries, and religions. It is the "Readers' Club." People who read a lot, starting at a very young age, are people who were raised by books. They have learned about forms of love and hate, kindness, respect, and ideas that are different from their own. They experience the world as something infinitely larger than before. They enjoy the indescribable feeling of having found their true selves. We readers are book people, and Jean Perdu [the protagonist] is one of us. We are all traveling on an invisible literary riverboat, one that carries us down the stream of life. It shapes, holds, and comforts us. At — Nina George
Book Readers Sayings By Jincy Willett: With this book I hope what I always hope - that readers will nod their With this book I hope what I always hope - that readers will nod their heads (not constantly, you know, but at the odd juncture) and think, "Yes, that's exactly right." This is why we write, and this is why we read. It's an act of communication, and if what you're communicating is true - if you haven't screwed it up (and there are so many ways to do that) - the response of your ideal reader isn't "Wow! What a fabulous sentence!" or "Wow! I did not know that!" It's "Yes. Exactly. I felt that too once, and I forgot it until now, and I thought I was the only one. — Jincy Willett
Book Readers Sayings By Henry David Thoreau: The best books are not read even by those who are called good readers. What The best books are not read even by those who are called good readers. What does our Concord culture amount to? There is in this town, with a very few exceptions, no taste for the best or for very good books even in English literature, whose words all can read and spell. — Henry David Thoreau
Book Readers Sayings By Donalyn Miller: I don't believe some teachers consider whether their classroom instruction fosters the development of reading I don't believe some teachers consider whether their classroom instruction fosters the development of reading habits in their students. Reflecting on the landslide of crossword puzzles, dioramas, annotations, and reading logs assigned to their students for every book they read, teachers might realize that instead of encouraging students to read, these mindless assignments make kids hate reading. Primarily assigned to generate grades and give teachers a false sense that they are holding students accountable for reading, these counterfeit activities - that no wild reader completes on his or her own - guarantee that their students will avoid reading. If we care about our students' reading lives, we must foster their lifelong reading habits and eliminate or reduce the negative influences of classroom practices that don't align with what wild readers do. — Donalyn Miller
Book Readers Sayings By Spencer Johnson: In the third section, A Discussion, people discuss what The Story meant to them and In the third section, A Discussion, people discuss what The Story meant to them and how they are going to use it in their work and in their lives. Some readers of this book's early manuscript preferred to stop at the end of The Story, without reading further, and interpret its meaning for themselves. Others enjoyed reading A Discussion that follows because it stimulated their thinking about how they might apply what they'd learned to their own situation. Everyone knows that not all change is good or even necessary. But in a world that is constantly changing, it is to our advantage to learn how to adapt and enjoy something better. In any case, I hope each time you re-read Who Moved My Cheese? you will find something new and useful in the brief story, as I do, and that it will help you deal with change and bring you success, whatever you decide success is for you. I hope you enjoy what you discover, and I wish you well. — Spencer Johnson
Book Readers Sayings By Ilya Ehrenburg: It's as much a writer's concern, who is responsible to his readers for all the It's as much a writer's concern, who is responsible to his readers for all the books written before him as well as those which will be written after him. — Ilya Ehrenburg
Book Readers Sayings By Bill Henderson: Here's what an e-reader is. A battery operated slab, about a pound, one half-inch thick, Here's what an e-reader is. A battery operated slab, about a pound, one half-inch thick, perhaps an aluminum border, rubberized back, plastic, metal, silicon, a bit of gold, plus rare metals such as columbite-tantalite (Google it) ripped from the earth, often in war-torn Africa. To make one e-reader requires 33 pounds of minerals, plus 79 gallons of water to produce the battery and printed writing and refine the minerals. The production of other e-reading devices such as cell phones, iPads and whatever new gizmo will pop up (and down) in the years ahead is similar. "The adverse health impacts from making one e-reader are estimated to be 70 times greater than those for making a single book," says the Times. Then you figure that the one hundred million e-readers will be outmoded in short order--to be replaced by one hundred million new and improved devices in the years ahead that will likewise be replace by new models ad infinitum, and you realize an environmental disaster is at hand. — Bill Henderson
Book Readers Sayings By Philip Roth: You asked if I thought my fiction had changed anything in the culture and the You asked if I thought my fiction had changed anything in the culture and the answer is no. Sure, there's been some scandal, but people are scandalized all the time; it's a way of life for them. It doesn't mean a thing. If you ask if I want my fiction to change anything in the culture, the answer is still no. What I want is to possess my readers while they are reading my book
if I can, to possess them in ways that other writers don't. Then let them return, just as they were, to a world where everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt, and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise, to have set loose in them the consciousness that's otherwise conditioned and hemmed in by all that isn't fiction. This is something that every child, smitten by books, understands immediately, though it's not at all a childish idea about the importance of reading. — Philip Roth
Book Readers Sayings By Jeffrey Rosen: But as I wrote the book [Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet], I tried to write But as I wrote the book [Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet], I tried to write it as clearly and directly and passionately as possible just thinking of communicating to readers who might want to learn about this great thinker and be inspired by him as I was. — Jeffrey Rosen
Book Readers Sayings By George R R Martin: People are going to die who don't die in the books, so even the book People are going to die who don't die in the books, so even the book readers will be unhappy. So everybody better be on their toes. David and D.B. (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss co-creators of 'Game Of Thrones) are even bloodier than I am. — George R R Martin
Book Readers Sayings By Mary Ann Shaffer: I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some secret sort of I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. — Mary Ann Shaffer
Book Readers Sayings By Edward Abbey: Readers, not critics, are the people who determine a book's eventual fate. Readers, not critics, are the people who determine a book's eventual fate. — Edward Abbey
Book Readers Sayings By M.J. Rose: We need to write books that publicists and marketers and booksellers and book club leaders We need to write books that publicists and marketers and booksellers and book club leaders and librarians and readers can get excited about. That have something about them that makes them stand out. That makes them shine. — M.J. Rose
Book Readers Sayings By Ruskin Bond: Normally writers do not talk much,because they are saving their conversations for the readers of Normally writers do not talk much,because they are saving their conversations for the readers of their book-
those invisible listeners with whom we wish to strike a sympathetic chord. — Ruskin Bond
Book Readers Sayings By Dave Abrams: If Fobbit leaves a reader feeling stranded in some bland in-between territory, then I haven't If Fobbit leaves a reader feeling stranded in some bland in-between territory, then I haven't done my job. But having said all that, I didn't consciously write the book with a particular moral intent. I took what I experienced and processed it through the sausage factory of fiction. It's up to readers to interpret what's on the page - as is the case with any novel. — Dave Abrams
Book Readers Sayings By Joy Cowley: I learned from her that the people who said you only live once were not I learned from her that the people who said you only live once were not readers. As often as you open a book, you come to new places and live new lives. — Joy Cowley
Book Readers Sayings By Charles De Lint: My theory about writing is that one should write books you'd like to read, but My theory about writing is that one should write books you'd like to read, but no one else has written yet. So, as long as I stick with that, I'm entertaining myself, and then hopefully my readers as well. I hope to god I realize that I'm repeating myself, if I ever do. But if I don't, I'm sure my readers will let me know. — Charles De Lint
Book Readers Sayings By Simon P. Clark: A Book Keeper! Gods of the word, they are. Finest of the brave. You know, A Book Keeper! Gods of the word, they are. Finest of the brave. You know, it's them that keep books, (he says) that know things in the end. — Simon P. Clark
Book Readers Sayings By Rick Riordan: Writing 'Book 1: The Maze of Bones' didn't feel much different than writing one of Writing 'Book 1: The Maze of Bones' didn't feel much different than writing one of my other novels, but I thought it was very innovative to offer the website and trading card components as well for those readers who wanted to go more in depth with the Cahill experience. — Rick Riordan
Book Readers Sayings By Ashwin Sanghi: Writing a mystery is like drawing a picture and then cutting it into little pieces Writing a mystery is like drawing a picture and then cutting it into little pieces that you offer to your readers one piece at a time, thus allowing them the chance to put the jigsaw puzzle together by the end of the book. — Ashwin Sanghi
Book Readers Sayings By William Gibson: My own preference, as a reader, for this sort of book, is to experience the My own preference, as a reader, for this sort of book, is to experience the closest possible equivalent to culture shock. I want to go to new, strange places, feel lost, and then (probably with quite a few subtle nudges on the author's part) gradually figure out where I am and what the heck's going on. As a reader, I enjoy few things more. From feedback, I know that I'm not alone in that, but also that some readers find it too demanding. But it's impossible to take care of both sides of that particular aisle at once. If you make it through the book, though, then go back and reread the beginning, you may find that you actually enjoy it this time, because everything's as coherent as I was able to make it, and you already know where you are. — William Gibson
Book Readers Sayings By John McGahern: Without the book business it would be difficult or impossible for true books to find Without the book business it would be difficult or impossible for true books to find their true readers and without that solitary (and potentially subversive) alone with a book the whole razzmatazz of prizes, banquets, television spectaculars, bestseller lists, even literature courses, editors and authors, are all worthless. Unless a book finds lovers among those solitary readers, it will not live ... or live for long. — John McGahern
Book Readers Sayings By Steve Leveen: I'm imagining that paper books will evolve to become something akin to candles we have I'm imagining that paper books will evolve to become something akin to candles we have them in our homes and cherish their light but don't light our homes with them. Readers of Lincoln's era would likely be surprised at how well-lit our homes are and I think it's likely that we will be surprised at how well-read future book readers will be. — Steve Leveen
Book Readers Sayings By M.J. Rose: Don't hire anyone - no matter what they offer - who promises you they'll sell Don't hire anyone - no matter what they offer - who promises you they'll sell 'X' copies of your book. Every book is different. The best any marketing company or PR firm can do for your book is make potential readers aware of it. — M.J. Rose
Book Readers Sayings By Aprilynne Pike: Before 'Wings' came out, I told a few people that at the end of book Before 'Wings' came out, I told a few people that at the end of book one, readers should think Laurel made the right choice. Then, at the end of 'Spells,' they should understand why Laurel made the choice she did. — Aprilynne Pike
Book Readers Sayings By Elmore Leonard: Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing1. Never open a book with weather.2. Avoid prologues.3. Never Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing
1. Never open a book with weather.
2. Avoid prologues.
3. Never use a verb other than "said" to carry dialogue.
4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said" ... he admonished gravely.
5. Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose.
6. Never use the words "suddenly" or "all hell broke loose."
7. Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly.
8. Avoid detailed descriptions of characters.
9. Don't go into great detail describing places and things.
10. Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.
My most important rule is one that sums up the 10.
If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. — Elmore Leonard
Book Readers Sayings By Richelle E. Goodrich: When someone tells me to 'just relax,' I wonder why they don't hand me a When someone tells me to 'just relax,' I wonder why they don't hand me a book? — Richelle E. Goodrich
Book Readers Sayings By Viga Boland: Unless you bring a beating heart into your message, it is dead' (Author unknown)That's why Unless you bring a beating heart into your message, it is dead' (Author unknown)

That's why I wrote my how-to book, "Don't Write your MEmoir without ME". If there's no "this is me" in your memoir, it won't resonate with your readers the way you hope it will. — Viga Boland
Book Readers Sayings By Michael Scott: Books are just dead words on paper and it is the readers who bring the Books are just dead words on paper and it is the readers who bring the stories alive. Previously, writers wrote a book and sent it out into the world. A couple of months after publication letters from readers might arrive. And, leaving aside the professional reviews, it is really the reader's opinions that the writer needs. They vote for a book - and a writer - with their hard earned cash every time they go into a bookstore (or online - that's my age showing!) and buy a book. — Michael Scott
Book Readers Sayings By J.D. Stark: Getting responses on "Through the Milky Way" that it is creating an emotional investment by Getting responses on "Through the Milky Way" that it is creating an emotional investment by some of my readers. A gentleman I have know for awhile took the book on a vacation to the beach. While reading it, his wife came up to him and asked him why he was crying. He told her the book was sad and something he could relate to. Had others with the same response. — J.D. Stark
Book Readers Sayings By Alan Ryan: This is a book about texts as well as their authors, it is not a This is a book about texts as well as their authors, it is not a textbook so much as a context book and a pretext book, concerned with settings and motives as well as the works themselves. Its success will be measured by the readers who pick up Plato's Republic, Hobbes's Leviathan, Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit, and find themselves engrossed rather than baffled - and even when they are baffled, are happy to go on reading, interrogating, and arguing with their authors for themselves. — Alan Ryan
Book Readers Sayings By Alan Jacobs: I mentioned early in this book the kind of rereading distinctive of a fanthe Tolkien I mentioned early in this book the kind of rereading distinctive of a fan
the Tolkien addict, say, or the devotee of Jane Austen or Trollope or the Harry Potter books. The return to such books is often motivated by a desire to dwell for a time in a self-contained fictional universe, with its own boundaries and its own rules. (It is a moot question whether Austen and Trollope's first readers were drawn to their novels for these reasons, but their readers today often are.) Such rereading is not purely a matter of escapism, even though that is one reason for its attraction: we should note that it's not what readers are escaping from but that they are escaping into that counts most. Most of us do not find fictional worlds appealing because we find our own lives despicable, though censorious people often make that assumption. Auden once wrote that "there must always be ... escape-art, for man needs escape as he needs food and deep sleep." The sleeper does not disdain consciousness. — Alan Jacobs
Book Readers Sayings By Joshilyn Jackson: I want to thank you, first, Person Who Bought This Book. Because of you, I I want to thank you, first, Person Who Bought This Book. Because of you, I have a job I love. Because of you, the people in my head get to live outside of it. When I meet you, you talk about my characters as if they are old friends (or enemies) we have in common; I cannot explain how miraculous this feels. If you are one of those people who have put my books into the hands of other readers - either professionally as a god-called lunatic who loves books so much you hand-sell them or as a reader who picked one for book club or gave it to your best friend for a birthday - well. This book exists because of you. I hope you are happy about this. I am - happy and grateful and a little bit in love with you. — Joshilyn Jackson