Perusing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 42 pages
Familiar Quotations Perusing ndash; ExaminerExamine what is said, not him who speaks.ndash;Arab ProverbPerusing ndash; ReadI have read many books, but the Bible reads me.ndash;AnonymousTake up, read! Take up, read!ndash;Saint AugustineWhen we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own.ndash;John BergerI read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.ndash;Aneurin BevanI recently read that love is entirely a matter of chemistry. That must be why my wife treats me like toxic waste.ndash;David BissonetteThe failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency --the belief that the here and now is all there is.ndash;Allan BloomA conventional good read is usually a bad read, a relaxing bath in what we know already. A true good read is surely an act of innovative creation in which we, the readers, become conspirators.ndash;Malcolm BradburyTo read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.ndash;Edmund BurkeReading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.ndash;Angela Carter

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