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Daemon
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A book is a friend whose face is constantly changing. If you read it when you are recovering from an illness, and return to it years after, it is changed surely, with the change in yourself.

Andrew Lang (1844-1912)
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Definitely, books are the best friends. It can be a friend, philosopher and guide.


We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. ~ Swami Vivekanand
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The man knew about books and of the magic therein.
I prefer his collection of fairytales over those known to have come from the brothers Grimm.
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Daemon wrote:
A book is a friend whose face is constantly changing. If you read it when you are recovering from an illness, and return to it years after, it is changed surely, with the change in yourself.

Andrew Lang (1844-1912)


How many books are worth rereading? Is there statistics about it? In any case reading is more intimate process than decoding symbols on a page.
Sarmad Ehsan
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Man learns throughout his life and these are the extraneous that help us first understand then comprehend the denotation cum connotation. It is all about perceptions. A book guides us. And it guides different individuals with their capacity to comprehend. Here , the left - brained and the right-brained come into action. A same book will give different meaning to these individuals.

In short, I agree with the Andrew Lang!
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Now this is an interesting one! True and simple, but not a typical subject for quotations.
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True. This happens to me not only with books, but also some movies. Not all of then worth rereading again though.
capitán
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Chevegas wrote:
Now this is an interesting one! True and simple, but not a typical subject for quotations.

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Yes, I do agree with you.
As simple as the core of fairytales itself.
And not a typical subject for quotations, all right.

Fantasy is, most certainly,
counted amongst the finest arts when truly attained.
It is a pity that we do not get to see much of it
here in TFD Forum.

Words found in folktales,
and those from fantasy writers
should be seen every now and then.
You don't think so?
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Daemon wrote:
A book is a friend whose face is constantly changing. If you read it when you are recovering from an illness, and return to it years after, it is changed surely, with the change in yourself.

Andrew Lang (1844-1912)


The angle of the viewing determines the view. A certain time frame, and mental state, inspires a disposition toward the angle we choose among the many available at the moment.
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I love reading! I love books! with a book in my hands I am the happiest one in the world.

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A good book is a constant companion. It is a friend whose hands reach out and grab one's heart, or mind, or both! A book teaches new perspectives on life, love and loss. What friends we have in books!!!

Be the change you wish to see in the world!-Gandhi
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Music too is in inner circle of friends. And songs, like books, may seemingly change as we grow.
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it grows as you find out new things and have a different perspective on things.
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