One Magical Instant

Rome, Italy

At one magical instant 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

New York, New York, USA

William Wegman, an artist and photographer, has been photographing his Weimaraners for over forty years.


We read to know we’re not alone.
–  C.S. Lewis

Yangon, Myanmar
Hong Kong, China

A great book that comes from a great
thinker is a ship of thought,
deep freighted with truth and beauty.

– Pablo Neruda

Havana, Cuba

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road.
They are the destination and the journey.
They are home.
– Anna Quindlen


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

Bencota, Sri Lanka
Rome, Italy
Gujarat, India

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

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
New York City, New York
South Korea

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
– Jorge Luis Borges

Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Havana, Cuba
Lambari, Brazil

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