When You Open A Book It’s Like Going To The Theater

When you open a book it’s like going to the theater first you see the curtain then it is pulled aside and the show begins.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Cornelia Funke Quotes (Author of Inkheart). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/15873.Cornelia_Funke [Accessed 10 Dec. 2019].

More Real Than The Person Standing Beside Us

Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?

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It’s A Funny Thing About Writers

You know, it’s a funny thing about writers. Most people don’t stop to think of books being written by people much like themselves. They think that writers are all dead long ago–they don’t expect to meet them in the street or out shopping. They know their stories but not their names, and certainly not their faces. And most writers like it that way.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Cornelia Funke Quotes (Author of Inkheart). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/15873.Cornelia_Funke [Accessed 10 Dec. 2019].

You Can Escape This World With The Help Of Words

This book taught me, once and for all, how easily you can escape this world with the help of words! You can find friends between the pages of a book, wonderful friends.

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I Pledge To Use Books To Open Windows To A Thousand Different Worlds

I pledge to set out to live a thousand lives between printed pages.

I pledge to use books as doors to other minds, old and young, girl and boy, man and animal.

I pledge to use books to open windows to a thousand different worlds and to the thousand different faces of my own world.

I pledge to use books to make my universe spread much wider than the world I live in every day.

I pledge to treat my books like friends, visiting them all from time to time and keeping them close.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Cornelia Funke Quotes (Author of Inkheart). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/15873.Cornelia_Funke [Accessed 10 Dec. 2019].

If You Take A Book With You On A Journey

If you take a book with you on a journey, an odd thing happens: The book begins collecting your memories. And forever after you have only to open that book to be back where you first read it. It will all come into your mind with the very first words: the sights you saw in that place, what it smelled like, the ice cream you ate while you were reading it… yes, books are like flypaper—memories cling to the printed page better than anything else.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Cornelia Funke Quotes (Author of Inkheart). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/15873.Cornelia_Funke [Accessed 10 Dec. 2019].

The Book Has Preserved You Like A Pressed Flower

Isn’t it odd how much fatter a book gets when you’ve read it several times? As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells…and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower…both strange and familiar.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Cornelia Funke Quotes (Author of Inkheart). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/15873.Cornelia_Funke [Accessed 10 Dec. 2019].