Category Archives: Quotes

Michael Ende on why Bastian stole the Neverending Story

“If you have never spent whole afternoons with burning ears and rumpled hair, forgetting the world around you over a book, forgetting cold and hunger — If you have never spent whole afternoons with burning ears and rumpled hair, forgetting

Michael Ende on why Bastian stole the Neverending Story

“If you have never spent whole afternoons with burning ears and rumpled hair, forgetting the world around you over a book, forgetting cold and hunger — If you have never spent whole afternoons with burning ears and rumpled hair, forgetting

Henry Ward Beecher on words

“All words are pegs to hang ideas on.” ― Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher on words

“All words are pegs to hang ideas on.” ― Henry Ward Beecher

Steven Roger Fischer on little black marks

‘What music is to the spirit, reading is to the mind. Reading challenges, empowers, bewitches, enriches. We perceive little black marks on white paper or a PC screen and they move us to tears, open up our lives to new

Steven Roger Fischer on little black marks

‘What music is to the spirit, reading is to the mind. Reading challenges, empowers, bewitches, enriches. We perceive little black marks on white paper or a PC screen and they move us to tears, open up our lives to new

Arnold Lobel on piles of books

“Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.”  – Arnold Lobel

Arnold Lobel on piles of books

“Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.”  – Arnold Lobel

Susan Sontag on Books

Books are funny little portable pieces of thought. – Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag on Books

Books are funny little portable pieces of thought. – Susan Sontag

Anne Fadiman on plucking books more than once

‘The reader who plucks a book from her shelf only once is as deprived as the listener who, after attending a single performance of a Beethoven symphony, never hears it again.’ – Anne Fadiman

Anne Fadiman on plucking books more than once

‘The reader who plucks a book from her shelf only once is as deprived as the listener who, after attending a single performance of a Beethoven symphony, never hears it again.’ – Anne Fadiman

Alice Walker on connecting heart to heart

Storytelling is how we survive, when there’s no feed, the story feeds something, it feeds the spirit, the imagination. I can’t imagine life without stories, stories from my parents, my culture. Stories from other people’s parents, their culture. That’s how

Alice Walker on connecting heart to heart

Storytelling is how we survive, when there’s no feed, the story feeds something, it feeds the spirit, the imagination. I can’t imagine life without stories, stories from my parents, my culture. Stories from other people’s parents, their culture. That’s how