Anyways, here goes....
Welcome back to That One Line! :) Just a refresher:
"That One Line is an online meme in which you'll feature a certain sentence or paragraph from a book you read which struck you or left a deep impression on you. According to Goldie: "It should be from a book although quotes related to reading are also welcome."I was scanning my quote book for another awesome quote to feature this week, and I remembered this one. I'd say I chose well, this time. What better way to make a comeback than feature a quote from my all-time favorite series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and one that is about reading! :D
After so long, here's my One Line for the week:
"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies," said Jojen. "The man who never reads lives only once."
That awesome quote was from A Dance with Dragons, which is the fifth book in the series, by the awesome George R.R. Martin. And said by one of my favorite (guilty-pleasure) characters, Jojen Reed.
There are a bunch of quotes about reading in the whole series (i particularly remember Tyrion's "the mind needs book like a sword needs a whet stone" quote) -- but I think this one is the best. Brilliant way to put that together, right?
I'm a strong believer of that quote, really. No matter what, my initial reaction to people when they say they "don't read much" or just straight-up "don't like reading"/"too lazy to read" is: "HOW BORING! o.O"
Reading is not just a past time. It can be one's escape when the real world gets suffocating. It can be a safe zone. And you can experience so much that ordinary people can't even if they live a hundred years. You can experience magic and go to so many places, with just a flip of a page - armed with your imagination. You can experience heartbreak even if you haven't fallen in love for real.You can feel genuine joy when you read about a character getting his/her deserved happy ending. Your horizon widens. And you definitely come out a better person with a deeper perception of the world - and what's happening in it.
No, reading is not only for children. Adults need it as much as children do.
When some people ask me what's my hobby, and I answer "Reading, definitely!" right up, I can see their weird expressions with their raised eyebrows as if to tell me that I'm a really boring person... well, I don't really care - because I know that people who read are far more interesting than those who don't. Right?
#InterestingPeopleRead! advocate right here. :D
I hope you like my One Line this time! What do you think? Comment up! :)