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  1. Building a reader friendly environment

  2. The quotes Aim: • To foster the interest of students in researching the quotes on reading for the purpose of convincing the students that reading is useful and meaningful.

  3. What students can do with the quotes they select: • 1. Each student chooses a quote and makes a book mark or poster, adding art work. Then teachers display them in the premises. • 2. Each student writes one quote on the cover of the reading passport/ reading record file.

  4. 3. Quotes translation competition. Teachers choose some good quotes, ask all students to try to translate some into Chinese. Then the entries will be displayed later. This competition motivates students to think seriously about the meaning of the quotes.

  5. "To read is to empowerTo empower is to writeTo write is to influenceTo Influence is to changeTo change is to live.“ ~ Jane Evershed ~

  6. I cannot live without books. Thomas Jefferson

  7. The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. James McCosh

  8. A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. Chinese Proverb

  9. Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life. Mortimer J. Adler

  10. To acquire the habit of readingis to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all of the miseries of life. W. Somerset Maugham

  11. A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever. Martin Tupper

  12. Wherever they burn books they will also,in the end, burn human beings. Heinrich Heine

  13. A good word is like a good tree whose root is firmlyfixed and whose top is in the sky. The Koran

  14. Books are the quietest and most constant of friends: they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors,and the most patient of teachers. Charles W. Eliot

  15. A library is a hospital for the mind. Anonymous

  16. I had just taken to reading. I had just discovered the art of leaving my body to sit impassive in a crumpled up attitude in a chair or sofa, while I wandered over the hills and far away in novel company and new scenes... My world began to expand very rapidly,... the reading habit had got me securely. H. G. Wells

  17. Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house. Henry Ward Beecher

  18. Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Richard Steele

  19. I divide all readers into two classes: Those who read to remember and those who read to forget. William Phelps

  20. In a very real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. S. I. Hayakawa

  21. It is no more necessary that a man should remember the different dinners and suppers which have made him healthy, than the different books which have made him wise.Let us see the results of good food in a strong body,and the results of great reading in a full and powerful mind. Sydney Smith

  22. Let us read with method, and propose to ourselves an end to which our studies may point. The use of reading is to aid us in thinking. Edward Gibbon

  23. There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island. Walt Disney

  24. The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. Dr. Seuss

  25. Readers may be divided into four classes: 1.) Sponges, who absorb all that they read and return it in nearly the same state, only a little dirtied. 2.) Sand-glasses, who retain nothing and are content to get through a book for the sake of getting through the time. 3.) Strain-bags, who retain merely the dregs of what they read. 4.) Mogul diamonds, equally rare and valuable, who profit by what they read, and enable others to profit by it also. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  26. The best effect of any book is that it excites the reader to self activity. Thomas Carlyle

  27. When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is leftI buy food and clothes. Erasmus

  28. To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting. Edmund Burke

  29. We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. B. F. Skinner

  30. The end of reading is not more books but more life. Holbrook Jackson

  31. Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Virginia Woolf

  32. Literature is my Utopia. Helen Keller

  33. When I... discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day. Jean Fritz

  34. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few are to be chewed and digested. Francis Bacon

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

  36. We read to know we are not alone. C.S. Lewis

  37. Books had instant replay long before televised sports. Bern Williams

  38. The books that help you the most are those which make you think the most. Theodore Parker

  39. A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you. Daniel J. Boorstein

  40. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

  41. Learning is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily. Chinese Proverb

  42. ref • http://www.deblogan.com/quo2.html