Tuesday, November 18, 2008

News: Celebrate National Children's Book Week

Film Intuition Honors
National Children's Book Week

"The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
- Dr. Suess


Thoughts on Reading & Books:

"Books--the children of the brain."
- Jonathan Swift

"Good children's literature appeals not only to the child in the adult,
but to the adult in the child."

- Anonymous

"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket."
- Chinese Proverb

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
- Emilie Buchwald

"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them."

-Ray Bradbury

"A truly great book should be read in youth,
again in maturity and once more in old age,
as a fine building should be seen by morning light,
at noon and by moonlight."

- Robertson Davies

"What is reading, but silent conversation."
- Walter Savage Landor

"A library is a hospital for the mind."
- Anonymous

"Life happened because I turned the pages."
- Alberto Manguel

"A room without books is like a body without a soul."
- Marcus T. Cicero

"What I like best is a book that's at least funny once in a while...
What really knocks me out is a book that,
when you're all done reading it,
you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours
and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it."

- J.D. Salinger

"The pleasure of reading is doubled when one
lives with another who shares the same books."

- Katherine Mansfield

"A wonderful thing about a book,
in contrast to a computer screen,
is that you can take it to bed with you."

- Daniel J. Boorstin

"You've really got to start hitting the books
because it's no joke out here."

-Spike Lee

"Outside of a dog a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."

- Groucho Marx

"Never judge a book by its movie."
- J.W. Eagan

"Everything in the world exists to end up in a book."
- Stephane Mallarme

"Your library is your portrait."
- Holbrook Jackson

"When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began."
- Rita Mae Brown

"Books are the bees which carry the
quickening pollen from one to another mind."

- James Russell Lowell

"There is more treasure in books
than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island."

- Walt Disney

"A good book is the purest essence of a human soul."
- Thomas Carlyle

"I must say that I find television very educational.
The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book."

- Groucho Marx

"No furniture so charming as books."
- Sydney Smith

"It was clear that the books owned the shop
rather than the other way about.
Everywhere they had run wild and taken possession of their habitat,
breeding and multiplying and clearly lacking
any strong hand to keep them down."

- Agatha Christie

"To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself
a refuge from almost all of the miseries of life."

- W. Somerset Maugham

"Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading,
to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs,
is good for him."

- Richard McKenna

"Don't join the book burners.
Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book."

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends;
they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors,
and the most patient of teachers."

-Charles E. Eliot

"The true university these days is a collection of books."
- Thomas Carlyle

"To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul."
- Cicero

"Books, to the reading child, are so much more than books--
they are dreams and knowledge, they are a future, and a past."

- Esther Meynell

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