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.

Daniel Pennac

Daniel Pennac

Profession: Author
Nationality: French

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

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

We human beings build houses because we're alive, but we write books because we're mortal. We live in groups because we're sociable, but we read because we know we're alone. Reading offers a kind of companionship that takes no one's place, but that no one can replace either.

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

I've never had time to read. But no one ever kept me from finishing a novel I loved.

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

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

The children became their reciprocal angels: readers.

I have never experienced a sorrow that was not relieved by an hour of reading.

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.

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

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.

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.

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