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Why Books Are the Best Thing to Get You Through 'Lockdown 3.0'

Why Books Are the Best Thing to Get You Through 'Lockdown 3.0'

Once again, we find ourselves relying on books to help us escape reality for a little while. We've put together a list of beautiful quotes from literature that help explain why taking some time out to read each day might just be the best thing to help you get through 'Lockdown 3.0'. 

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1. "Books are a uniquely portable magic." - Stephen King.

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“Reading is sometimes thought of as a form of escapism, and it’s a common turn of phrase to speak of getting lost in a book. But a book can also be where one finds oneself; and when a reader is grasped and held by a book, reading does not feel like an escape from life so much as it feels like an urgent, crucial dimension of life itself.”

3. "Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light." - Vera Nazarian.

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Fiction can show you a different world. It can take you somewhere you've never been. Once you've visited other worlds, like those who ate fairy fruit, you can never be entirely content with the world that you grew up in. Discontent is a good thing: discontented people can modify and improve their worlds, leave them better, leave them different.

5. "A book, too, can be a star, "explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly," a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe." - Madeleine L'Engle.

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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."

 

7. "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." - Frederick Douglass.

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What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die."
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