Quotes about books and reading…
I know because I read…Your mind is not a cage. It’s a garden. And it requires cultivating.
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Books can be possessive, can’t they? You’re walking around in a bookstore and a certain one will jump out at you, like it had moved there on its own, just to get your attention. Sometimes what’s inside will change your life, but sometimes you don’t even have to read it. Sometimes it’s a comfort just to have a book around.
Our children no longer learn how to read the great book of nature from their own direct experience, or how to interact creatively with the seasonal transformations of the planet. They seldom learn where their water come from or where it goes. We no longer coordinate our human celebration with the great liturgy of the heavens.