Re Reading Quotes
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A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.
"Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are" is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what you reread.
If a book read when young is a lover, that same book, reread later on, is a friend.
When you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before.
The return to a favorite novel is generally tied up with changes in oneself that must be counted as improvements, but have the feel of losses. It is like going back to a favorite house, country, person; nothing is where it belongs, including one's heart.
The reader who plucks a book from her shelf only once is as deprived as the listener who, after attending a single performance of a Beethoven symphony, never hears it again.
Rereading, not reading, is what counts.
Rereading, we find a new book.
You can reread not from love or hatred but from a sense, often inchoate, that there's more to this book than you have been yet able to receive.
The greatest pleasures of reading consist in re-reading.
If a book told you something when you were fifteen, it will tell it to you again when you're fifty, though you may understand it so differently that it seems you're reading a whole new book.
I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.
Any book which is at all important should be reread immediately.
Thou Shalt Not Let a Day Pass Without Re-Reading Something Great.
If you have a good paperback library of great writers, and if you keep re-reading them, you will have access to more secrets of literature than all the culture phonies who set the tone in big cities.
One of life's best pleasures is reading a book of perfect beauty; more pleasurable still is rereading that book; most pleasurable of all is lending it to the person one loves.
I'm always nervous about going home, just as I am nervous about rereading books that have meant a lot to me.