The children became their reciprocal angels: readers.

Daniel Pennac

Daniel Pennac

Profession: Author
Nationality: French

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If reading isn't about communication, it is, in the end, about sharing. But a deferred and fiercely selective kind of sharing.

Forced to think you end up coming to a conclusion.Forced to come to a conclusion you make a decision.And once you made the decision you really acts.

The paradoxical virtue of reading lies in distancing ourselves from the world so that we may make sense of it.

A well-chosen book saves you from everything, including yourself.

A child has no great wish to perfect himself in the use of an instrument of torture, but make it a means to his pleasure, and soon you will not be able to keep him from it.

Rather than allowing a book's intelligence to speak through our mouths, we replace it with our own intelligence as we talk about it. Rather than acting as emissary for the book, we become guardians of the temple, boasting of its wonders in the very words that slam shut it's doors: Reading matters! Reading matters!

I master my doubts now. I have fun with them, they're my travelling companions.

We see that that ritual of reading every evening at the end of the bed when they were so little--set time, set gestures-- was like a prayer.

Time spent reading, like time spent loving, increases our lifetime.

Reading is an act of resistance. Against what? Against all constraints.

All it takes is one teacher - just one - to save us from ourselves and make us forget all the others.

When you buy a jacket, it's important the pockets are big enough for a paperback!

He was an echo chamber for all books, the physical incarnation of words, the book made human.

The question isn't whether I have time to read or not (time that nobody will ever give me, by the way), but whether I'll allow myself the pleasure of being a reader.