Leave Me Alone Quotes.

1. "It's not that I don't like people. It's just that when I'm in the company of others - even my nearest and dearest - there always comes a moment when I'd rather be reading a book."
- Maureen Corrigan, Leave Me Alone

2. "I think, consciously or not, what we readers do each time we open a book is to set off a search for authenticity. We want to get closer to the heart of things, and sometimes even a few good sentences contained in an otherwise unexceptional book can crystallize vague feelings, fleeting physical sensations, or, sometimes, profound epiphanies." pg. xvi"
- Maureen Corrigan, Leave Me Alone

3. "We read literature for a number of reasons, but two of the most compelling ones are to get out of ourselves and our own life stories and - especially important - to find ourselves by understanding our own life stories more clearly in the context of others."
- Maureen Corrigan, Leave Me Alone

4. "In our daily lives, where we're bombarded by the fake and the trivial, reading serves as a way to stop, shut out the noise of the world, and try to grab hold of something real, no matter how small."
- Maureen Corrigan, Leave Me Alone

5. "According to a Wall Street Journal article some 59 percent of Americans don t own a single book. Not a cookbook or even the Bible."
- Maureen Corrigan, Leave Me Alone

6. "Readers, professional or casual, are alert to passages in a book that illuminate what was previously shadowy and formless."
- Maureen Corrigan, Leave Me Alone

7. "Terry Eagleson says his family's aim was to have the words "We Were No Trouble" engraved on their gravestones."
- Maureen Corrigan, Leave Me Alone

8. "Reading, my earliest refuge in the unknown world, made me want to venture into it."
- Maureen Corrigan, Leave Me Alone

9. "Prolonged travel in the alternate world of books can also make a reader more prone to fantasy thinking and estranged from his or her "real" life."
- Maureen Corrigan, Leave Me Alone

10. "Whatever (its) virtues, (the) writing explores the culture of work but marginalizes work itself."
- Maureen Corrigan, Leave Me Alone

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