Daniel Pennac

Reader’s Bill of Rights:

1. The right to not read

2. The right to skip pages

3. The right to not finish

4. The right to reread

5. The right to read anything

6. The right to escapism

7. The right to read anywhere

8. The right to browse

9. The right to read out loud

10. The right to not defend your tastes

 

“If you`re wondering how you`ll find time, it means you don`t really want to read. Because nobody`s ever got time. Children certainly haven`t, nor have teenagers or grown-ups. Life always gets in the way. Time to read is always time stolen. Stolen from what?
From the tyranny of living.”

 

“La faute à la télé ?
Le vingtième siècle trop « visuel » ? Le dix-neuvième trop descriptif ? Et pourquoi pas le dix-huitième trop rationnel, le dix-septième trop classique, le seizième trop renaissance, Pouchkine trop russe et Sophocle trop mort ?”