Fiction has been maligned for centuries as being "false," "untrue," yet good fiction provides more truth about the world, about life, and even about the reader, than can be found in non-fiction.
The great authors were great readers, and one way to understand them is to read the books they read.
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.
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Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
If books could have more, give more, be more, show more, they would still need readers who bring to them sound and smell and light and all the rest that can’t be in books.
The book needs you.
I can’t write without a reader. It’s precisely like a kiss—you can’t do it alone.
So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?
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So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.
Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.
Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
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Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
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