3 Days 3 Quotes – Day 3

If you saw my post yesterday, you’ll know that I was tagged by Nicole at Sorry I’m Booked to do the 3 Days 3 Quotes tag. Which is pretty much exactly as it sounds: I will be sharing one of my favorite reading-related quotes every day for the next three days (in addition to my regularly scheduled posts).

I have decided to keep my quotes for this tag reading-related, which is a little extra fun. Today, I decided to share a quote from one of my favorite classics:

It is only a novel… or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best-chosen language. – Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

I mean… yes. I kind of wish I could throw this in the face of everyone who thinks reading is a waste of time. But then, they probably wouldn’t get it.

Part of the reason I love Northanger Abbey is because of it’s quotes about reading. Like this one:

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

Since this is the last day of the tag, I want to know: what is your favorite quote about reading?

I tag…

Kat @ Life & Other Disasters

Alyssa @ The Ultimate Book Geek

Ami @ luvtoread

If I didn’t tag you and you’d like to do this tag, then consider yourself tagged as well! Can’t wait to see all your great quotes.

4 thoughts on “3 Days 3 Quotes – Day 3

  1. I love Northanger Abbey, so I am really glad you chose those quotes. I don’t know what my favourite quote about reading is though. I quite like this one from Shatter Me:
    “I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
    In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”

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