Monday, April 25, 2011


Reading and writing occupy a large space in my life, and while these two activities are not the be all, end all of what it means for me to be a human being, and nor do I think the participation in such activities is a sure sign of intelligence and wisdom, but I do value reading and writing as forces mobilizing my thoughts into mystical battles of creative combat…  That said, it is kind of ironic to be reading why you should read.  Oh well, here you go.

“Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.”
-Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

"Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own"
-Charles Scribner, Jr. (1921-1995)

“My Alma mater was books…  I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.”
-Malcolm X (1925-1965)

"The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more you learn, the more places you'll go."
-Dr. Seuss (1904-1991)

“I find television very educating.  Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
-Groucho Marx (1890-1977)

“Reading makes immigrants of us all.  It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.”
-Jean Rhys (1894-1979)

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture.  Just get people to stop reading them.”
-Ray Bradbury (1920 – present)


  1. Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
    -Albert Einstein

  2. Would Einstein suggest we not read any of his words?

  3. Yes he would. After a certain age...