February 17, 2011

quite possibly the quote that defines me (part two.)

"Reading is one of the main things I do. Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel 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 the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. 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."
- from Nora Ephron's "Blind as a Bat"

10 comments:

Hannah Elizabeth said... [Reply to comment]

Ug. Wonderful. P.S. - When I open my Used Bookstore that only sells books I love, and you are a famous author, you will have to come and do a book signing. It'll be magical.

Ah, dreaming is fun :-) I had a too real morning. This helped it. Thanks friend.

Melina said... [Reply to comment]

I love this quote almost as much as I love Nora Ephron herself!

Neely said... [Reply to comment]

I love that quote!!!

Melisande said... [Reply to comment]

yes yes yes I LOVE this! and i love reading!!

Mish Mashh said... [Reply to comment]

simply a great quote! xo

Heidiopia said... [Reply to comment]

Me, too. :)
Have a great day, LM!

Rachael said... [Reply to comment]

"Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself." Love that part!
And agree with it.

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

Reading is one of my favorite ways to spend a day!!! Hugs and love sweet friend! xo

Morgan said... [Reply to comment]

This is such a beautiful quote! :) It describes me as well. Have a wonderful day!
♥ Morgan

Kelly said... [Reply to comment]

What a perfect description of why reading is wonderful : )