Nowadays, the biggest challenge is to make words visible. Sharing the same idea as the text has much less impact than showing it in the image.
There are many quotes about books and reading that have been already visualized, some of them very beautifully, but some of the most convincing ones are still left behind.
Using the images to bring people closer to words may sound like a paradox, but it’s not. In fact, the quotes below are not pictures. They are the words saved as images, nothing else. But it works!
In times of the Internet, words become a very fast-moving commodity. One page refresh and they are gone from the Twitter stream or Facebook newsfeed. Same words, if they are preserved as images, can amuse you for much longer.
This selection of quotes-as-images is intended to fill the gap until new visualizations arrive and convince users to look… for more words.
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20 quotes about books that you can share as images
A book you finish reading is not the same book it was before you read it.
– David Mitchell
Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.
– J.K. Rowling
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
– Mark Twain
It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.
– C.S. Lewis
Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.
– Diane Duane
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
– Oscar Wilde
If a book is well written I always find it too short.
– Jane Austen
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
– Maya Angelou
Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.
– Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book.
– Stéphane Mallarmé
I am a part of everything that I have read.
– Theodore Roosevelt
I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.
– Oscar Wilde
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
– Haruki Murakami
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
– George Bernard Shaw
You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
– Ray Bradbury
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.
– Mortimer Jerome Adler
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
– Oscar Wilde
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
If you have enough book space, I don’t want to talk to you.
– Terry Pratchett
The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.
– Joseph Joubert
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