Lately Saturdays have become my reading day for fiction and science fiction books. Since I read a lot of business and non-fiction publications (left side, rationale thought), I realize I had to energize the right side of my brain.
In doing so, I have begun to collect some reading quotations. Many of these quotes are a pathway to further excite incredible inspiration to both sides of my brain.
“In your reading, find books to improve your color sense, your sense of shape and size in the world.”
― Ray Bradbury – One of my favorite science fiction authors
“Reading was my only escape from reality. Through books, I could be whoever I wanted. I could fall in love with the handsome prince, travel to exotic places, and take the leap that almost always had a happy ending.” ― Teresa Mummert
“You will find most books worth reading are worth reading twice.” ― John Lothrop Motley – Hear! Hear!
“Since when does reading suck? Who says that? If I ran the world, people who didn’t read would be the first to go. Boom. Put them out of their misery.” ― Skyla Madi – People who don’t read are boring.
“It is really hard to be lonely very long in a world of words. Even if you don’t have friends somewhere, you still have language, and it will find you and wrap its little syllables around you and suddenly there will be a story to live in.” ― Naomi Shihab Nye – How very true!
“It’s true, reading too many novels makes you go blind.” ― David Mitchell – LOL
“Reading is the royal road to intellectual eminence…Truly good books are more than mines to those who can understand them. They are the breathings of the great souls of past times. Genius is not embalmed in them, but lives in them perpetually.” ― William Ellery Channing – Wisdom speaks in these words.
“Reading is not walking on the words; it’s grasping the soul of them.” ― Paulo Freire
“We read five words on the first page of a really good novel and we begin to forget that we are reading printed words on a page; we begin to see images.” ― John Gardner – Reading is excellent for imagination or what is called spatial visualization.
Now go find at least two books and read
because readers are leaders!
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Leanne Hoagland-Smith is THE People and Process Problem Solver. She supports forward thinking leaders in bridging the gaps between the two problems restricting strategic business growth – people and processes. Leanne can be reached at 219.508.2859 central time USA. Follow her on Twitter or check out her profile on LinkedIn.