Anne RoshieComment


Anne RoshieComment

     As a ritualistic Throw back Thursday phenomena that has been embraced by masses all over social media, I posted a picture on instagram of me siting at the airport engrossed in a book. If you don't already know by now, that is one of my favorite hobbies. Reading. A good book can change your life. You tend to view things in a whole different perspective and the best part about reading, it somehow improves your own writing. I can attest to that. Walking into a book store makes me feel like a kid in a candy store. I am actually investing in a mini library of my own, sorry kindle. I don't know how it will look 10 years from now but it's exciting to see my books pile up. 

     I am a huge fan of quotes. Here is a list of some of my fave quotes that will make dash to Barnes and Noble, click buy-with-one-click on Amazon straight to your Kindle, or  grab that book that you have been saying you will read. Yes, the one collecting dust on your shelf. 


When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young. Maya Angelou

People who hate to read scare me. Good books have kept me alive. Unknown

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a novel, must be intolerably stupid. Jane Austen

Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss. Nora Ephron

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads. Ralph Waldo Emerson

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. Oscar Wilde

The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours. Alan Bennett

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go! Dr. Seuss

Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life. Stephen King

You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. Paul Sweeney

A common quality I see of people who are successful is that they are voracious readers. Matt Mullenweg

What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic. Carl Sagan

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. Fredrick Douglas

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Richard Steel

Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy. Charlaine Harris