The best Quotes from The Brooklyn Follies

The best Quotes from The Brooklyn Follies

The Brooklyn Follies is a 2005 novel by Paul Auster.

One should never underestimate the power of books.
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Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author's words reverberating in your head.
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When a person is lucky enough to live inside a story, to live inside an imaginary world, the pains of this world disappear. For as long as the story goes on, reality no longer exists.
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Libraries aren't in the real world, after all. They're places apart, sanctuaries of pure thought.
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I'm living in the present, thinking about the past, hoping for the future.
Everything can change at any moment, suddenly and forever.
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A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.
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"One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us."
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If you have never spent whole afternoons with burning ears and rumpled hair, forgetting the world around you over a book, forgetting cold and hunger-

If you have never read secretly under the bedclothes with a flashlight, because your father or mother or some other well-meaning person has switched off the lamp on the plausible ground that it was time to sleep because you had to get up so early-

If you have never wept bitter tears because a wonderful story has come to an end and you must take your leave of the characters with whom you have shared so many adventures, whom you have loved and admired, for whom you have hoped and feared, and without whose company life seems empty and meaningless-

If such things have not been part of your own experience, you probably won't understand what Bastian did next.
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I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
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If you don't like to read you haven't found the right book.
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If you only ever read one book in your life I highly recommend... keeping your f*cking mouth shut.
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I feel so extraordinarily happy and free when I read that I'm convinced it could make everything else in my life bearable.
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.
Reading can be as magical as any spell.
Agnes Scribner in Hogwarts Legacy
I have consistently loved books that I've read when I've been sick in bed.
Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
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Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.
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Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited.
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Gaston: "How can you read this, there's no pictures?"
Belle: "Well, some people use their imagination."
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"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies," said Jojen. "The man who never reads lives only once."
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Walk until the darkness is a memory, and you become the sun on the next traveler's horizon.
Kobe Bryant in Training Camp
Humans had always been better at killing than any other living thing.

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