No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters. –George Eliot
Read in order to live. –Gustave Flaubert
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all. –Henry David Thoreau
Reading 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. –Angela Carter
Never judge a book by its movie. –J. W. Eagan
P.S. For readers who are new to the blog and wondering what the pictures mean and how they connect to a post, the answers are: The pictures may mean nothing, unless you want them to, and they may have nothing to do with the post, unless you want them to. Mike’s a photographer. I like pictures.
Categories: Needle and ThREAD
More great quotes. I know some people never like to reread a book, but I often do. While it is like revisiting old friends, like friends, the book isn’t the same each time.
So glad to see you back here, Becca! I missed you.
I reread books, too, but never without thinking that time spent rereading is time I can’t spend discovering other books. It’s a hard thing to reconcile: wanting to revisit my favorite books and knowing I don’t have time in this one life to read all the books I’d like to.