I just had to share this amazing post – “To read is to fly………………” by the exceptionally talented photographer ♡Steve McCurry ……..I am very touched by EVERYTHING about it………so brilliant and beautiful………Buckle your seat belt and drink deeply as you travel! :)
He says: “Everywhere I go in the world, I see young and old, rich and poor, reading books. Whether readers are engaged in the sacred or the secular, they are, for a time,
transported to another world…”
Here are just a taste of his wonderful collection of QUOTES on books and reading that he slips in here and there throughout his photo essay.
I’m old-fashioned and think that reading books is the
most glorious pastime that humankind has yet devised.
– ♡Wisława Szymborska 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature
At one magical instant in your early childhood,
the page of a book–that string of confused, alien ciphers–shivered into meaning.
Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; at that moment, whole universes opened.
You became, irrevocably, a reader. – ♡Alberto Manguel
Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly,
into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul. – ♡Joyce Carol Oates
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
We read to know we are not alone. – ♡C.S. Lewis
Books are the plane, and the train, and the road.
They are the destination, and the journey.
They are home. – ♡Anna Quindlen
Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still,
retreat or fly into the future. – ♡Jim Bishop
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
– ♡Victor Hugo
The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries. – ♡Rene Descartes
With deep gratitude and admiration for such gifted talent, LOVE Susie♥
Originally posted on Steve McCurry's Blog:
To read is to fly:
it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view
over wide terrains of history,
human variety, ideas, shared experience and the
fruits of many inquiries.
– A. C. Grayling
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 grist. Reading is bliss.
– Nora Ephron
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