Daniel Pennac Quotes

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Daniel Pennac Quotes

Rather than allowing a books intelligence to speak through our mouths, we replace it with our own intelligence as we talk about it. Rather than acting as emissary for the book, we become guardians of the temple, boasting of its wonders in the very words that slam shut its doors: Reading matters! Reading matters!
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Reader's Bill of Rights
1. The right to not read
2. The right to skip pages
3. The right to not finish
4. The right to reread
5. The right to read anything
6. The right to escapism
7. The right to read anywhere
8. The right to browse
9. The right to read out loud
10. The right to not defend your tastes

— Daniel Pennac

A well-chosen book saves you from everything, including yourself.

— Daniel Pennac

Time spent reading, like time spent loving, increases our lifetime.

— Daniel Pennac

The question isn't whether I have time to read or not (time that nobody will ever give me, by the way), but whether I'll allow myself the pleasure of being a reader.

— Daniel Pennac

I master my doubts now. I have fun with them, they're my travelling companions.

— Daniel Pennac

You can't make someone read. Just like you can't make them fall in love, or dream ...

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I've never had time to read. But no one ever kept me from finishing a novel I loved.

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If reading isn't about communication, it is, in the end, about sharing. But a deferred and fiercely selective kind of sharing.

— Daniel Pennac

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