Roald Dahl Quotation: Throw out your TV

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So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.

– Roald Dahl

Ah, how true this quote is. Both adults and children have this problem that they often spend their time watching mindless television. Don’t get me wrong, watching a few hours a week of pointless television is fine, if it’s done in moderation. However, individuals gain much more through books. The wonder of books and reading is that you can go anywhere. You are the director who imagines exactly who plays each role in the scene. Books allow you to explore Mt. Everest from the comfort and warmth of home. You can soar off into space, bring the past into the future, spark a love, solve a mystery, learn a new language, discover distance lands, and endless possibilities of all the places a book can take you. So, turn off the television and read whether it’s at the library, bookstore, cafe, living room, curled in bed, study hall, classroom, tree house, and any other place. The book can be read as a hard cover, paperback, audio version, or electronic reader. It doesn’t matter the genre or subject. Parents read every day with your child. Read, Read, Read

4 thoughts on “Roald Dahl Quotation: Throw out your TV

    Karyn said:
    August 23, 2011 at 9:57 am

    I am always amazed how book readers and troublemakers are viewed in the same negative light.

      Caroline responded:
      August 24, 2011 at 9:14 am

      Perhaps they’re unsure since they don’t realize what’s inside the book. Thanks for the comment.

    Arnab said:
    August 25, 2011 at 1:34 am

    I agree with you. Book reading has always been and will always be a favorite for people of every age. Its injected in our gene to read, we just don’t know it yet. I share this from a personal experience. I was initially very reluctant to read as a child, but after I started I couldn’t stop myself. All the positive aspects that you have picked up in the post are as true to the core as it can get.

      Caroline responded:
      August 25, 2011 at 2:08 pm

      It’s unfortunate that many individuals don’t develop that ‘spark’ to enjoy reading. It starts at a young age which seems that happened to you. And I don’t like hearing ‘But there’s nothing to read.’ Everyone can find something to enjoy. Thanks for your comment. 🙂

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