Books

Get Inspired…Just Not By Me

I do not understand how people don’t like to read. I dated a guy who scoffed at the idea of reading a book that, didn’t pertain to his life in anyway. He believed reading was wasting time and didn’t want to read a story. Thinking back on it I am so glad I dodged a bullet because he had no imagination and was so dry it hurt looking at him. He was so boring and it was due to the fact that in his 26 years of living he only read in high school. He was a judgmental ass hole.. But I am getting off topic. People should read more, here are 10 awesome quotes that should inspire you to read more!

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“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 William Eliot

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” ― Jane Austen

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” ― William Styron

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” ― Harper Lee

“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.” ― Cassandra Clare

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” ― Ray Bradbury

“You get a little moody sometimes but I think that’s because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.” ― Pat Conroy

“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

“If you go home with somebody, and they don’t have books, don’t fuck ’em!” ― John Waters

“My alma mater was books, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.” — Malcolm X

Here are 10 quotes from 10 awesome people, some I know, others no clue. Got these quotes from goodreads. Happy Monday! This week is another long one for me. What do you guys like to read? Give me some book titles!

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23 thoughts on “Get Inspired…Just Not By Me

  1. I have a friend who doesn’t read either. In his typical rude fashion, he’ll not only scoff but somehow shame me for even holding a book. It’s like…buddy…I’m not even asking you to read it….Chill.

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      1. Hahaha, it’s just whatever makes you happy at the moment, right? I love HG Wells, though. The things he came up with as well as the way he put them onto paper… He’s definitely one of my favourite writers 🙂

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  2. A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.
    ― William Styron, Conversations with William Styron

    One of my favorites. 🙂

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  3. I’m an English major, so everyone around me loves to read. But once you meet other people it’s like they don’t. I ride the bus here in San Francisco and I love seeing people who read on the bus. It seems like reading is becoming rare.

    I love thought-provoking texts like Milton’s Paradise Lost (epic poem).

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  4. Haha I remember seeing somewhere that if your date does not have any books at his/her place, that’s a sign for you to find the door, NOW!
    I think reading is important because you get to make your own judgment call. Reading gives you a different kind of insight than absorbing from watching tv or computer.
    I must admit though that I have a very hard time in reading fiction. It just doesn’t grasp my attention. It’s mostly political/historical non-fiction. But hey, reading is reading…

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      1. True crime is real… Right? Haha mystery and crime is definitely an intriguing genre. As long as it leaves out the gooey romantic aspects that often associate with thrillers lol

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      1. I need to read Harry Potter again. I’ve been baiting myself to do so over the years but STILL haven’t gotten around to it. 😛 Hopefully I get it done before it becomes a new year’s resolution XD

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  5. I am ashamed to say that my best friend does not like to read and hurts me deeply. I really love your layout and if you are looking for some good poetry: Milk and honey by Rupi Kaur is a brilliant mix between dark and light ideas and thoughts

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