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爱读书?37个关键语送给以书为友的你

5已有 395 次阅读  2015-07-13 10:46   标签双语阅读  读书 
有一些关于书的思绪愿与你共享,比如:
“一旦你读了一本自己真正在意的书,它的一部分便会常伴你左右”
再比如:
“读健康类书籍时要小心,否则将来某一天你会死于一个印刷错误"
Enjoy reading~

Love Of Books 书之爱

Books? I think they are ...
书?我觉得他们是……

a uniquely portable magic
一种独特的可携带魔法

devices to ignite the imagination
可以激发想象力的装置

the quietest and most constant of friends
最安静,最常伴身边的朋友

the most patient of teachers
最有耐心的老师

the most accessible and wisest of counselors
最易找到,最有智慧的咨询顾问

they make you laugh, make you cry, and make you find meaning in life
书让你笑,让你哭,让你找到生活的意义

once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you
一旦你读了一本自己真正在意的书,它的一部分便会常伴你左右

leaves you with many experiences
留给你许许多多的经历

so you will live several lives while reading
因此在阅读中,你能够过好几种不同的生活

let books be your escape, your comfort, and your consolation
让书成为你的避难所,成为你的安慰和慰藉

like gifts you can open again and again
就像一件件可以一次又一次打开的礼物

however, it is totally fine if you care more about other things
然而,即使你最关心的不是读书,也没有关系

food, for example
比如相比书籍,你可能更关心食物

you may not remember the books you’ve read any more than the meals you have eaten
读过的书与吃过的饭,也许你不会将前者记得更清楚

but even so, book can still make you
但即使如此,书仍旧可以造就你

Good Books And Bad Books 好书和坏书

there are good books and bad books
有好书,有坏书

so many books, so little time
那么多书,那么少的时间

life is too short to read books that you are not enjoying
生命太短暂,不应该花在读自己不喜欢的书本上

some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly
一些书是用来尝一尝的,一些书是用来大口吞下的,只有很少几本应当反复咀嚼,完全消化

there are books worth reading over and over again; and there are books of which the backs and covers are the best parts
有一些书值得反反复复阅读;还有一些书最好的部分不是内文,而是封面和封底

Cicero once said: a room without books is like a body without a soul
西塞罗曾经说过:一个没有书的房间就像一个没有灵魂的躯壳

but remember, books are for reading, not for decoration
但记住,书是用来阅读,而不是用来装饰的

books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf
书应该去往他们能够得到欣赏的地方,而不是无人理睬地坐在一个被遗忘的书架上落灰

a book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition
在书架上闲置的书就好像废弃的弹*药

there are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them
世上有些罪行比烧书更恶劣。其中之一便是不读书

What to Read? 读什么?
if you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking
如果你只读其他人都读的书,你只能和他人一样思考

read books because you love them, not because you think you should read them
因爱书而读书,不要为了读书而读书

read poems, they show the beauty of life
读一些诗歌,他们会向你展现生命之美

read fictions, they reveal truth that reality obscures
读一些小说,他们会向你揭示被现实遮掩的真相

if you are mature intellectually, read books that the world calls immoral; they show the world its own shame
如果你的心智足够成熟,读一些被世人称为不道德的书。这些书向这个世界展示着它的耻辱

also, select books for your children
另外,为你的孩子选一些书

make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself
定一个规矩,不要给孩子一本你自己都不想读的书

a children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest
如果一个故事只有孩子喜欢,那么这根本不是一个优秀的儿童故事

health books have become a trend recently
最近读健康类书籍正成为一个流行趋势

but be careful about reading them. Or some fine day you’ll die of a misprint
但是读这些书时要小心,否则将来某一天你会死于一个印刷错误

if you encounter a man of rare intellect, ask him what books he reads
如果你遇到一个有罕见才智的人,要问问他读什么书

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