The 70 Best Quotes About Reading

The 70 Best Quotes About Reading

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  1. “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” — George R.R. Martin
  2. “There are many little ways to enlarge your world.  Love of books is the best of all.” — Jacqueline Kennedy
  3. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C.S. Lewis
  4. “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” — Groucho Marx
  5. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” — Joseph Addison
  6. “Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.”  — Mary Schmich
  7. “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” — Stephen King
  8. “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” — Ray Bradbury
  9. “Think before you speak. Read before you think.” — Fran Lebowitz
  10. “Reading is like thinking, like praying, like talking to a friend, like expressing your ideas, like listening to other people’s ideas, like listening to music, like looking at the view, like taking a walk on the beach.” — Roberto Bolaño
  11. “A book is a dream you hold in your hands.” — Neil Gaiman
  12. “Reading is an active, imaginative act; it takes work.” — Khaled Hosseini
  13. “Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading.” — Lena Dunham
  14. “Reading was a joy, a desperately needed escape — I didn’t read to learn, I was reading to read.” — Christian Bauman
  15. “We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming, our own consciousness in someone else’s mind.” — Anna Quindlen
  16. “The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest (people) of the past centuries.” — Descartes
  17. “Reading is departure and arrival.” — Terri Guillemets
  18. “Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.” — Diane Duane
  19. “One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” — Carl Sagan
  20. “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” — Anna Quindlen
  21. “Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while.” — Malorie Blackman
  22. “Reading… a vacation for the mind… ” — Dave Barry
  23. “I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.” — Orhan Pamuk
  24. “Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have.” — Lloyd Alexander
  25. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” — Margaret Fuller
  26. “Books are the mirrors of the soul.” — Virginia Woolf
  27. “A good book is an event in my life.” — Stendhal
  28. “Books and doors are the same thing. You open them, and you go through into another world.” — Jeanette Winterson
  29. “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” — Oscar Wilde
  30. “I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
  31. “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” — Charles William Elliot
  32. “Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.” — Fernando Pessoa
  33. “The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.” — George Orwell
  34. “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.” — Walt Disney
  35. “Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” — Napoléon Bonaparte
  36. “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” — Cicero
  37. “I think it’s the books that you read when you’re young that live with you forever.” — J.K. Rowling
  38. “Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” — Henry David Thoreau
  39. “Books are a form of political action. Books are knowledge. Books are reflection. Books change your mind.” — Toni Morrison
  40. “Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.” — George Bernard Shaw
  41. “Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.” — Edmund Burke
  42. “You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” — Paul Sweeney
  43. Reading is my inhale, and writing is my exhale. — Glennon Doyle
  44. “Some books leave us free and some books make us free.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  45. “Books are both our luxuries and our daily bread.” — Henry Stevens
  46. “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” — Frederick Douglas
  47. “Wear the old coat and buy the new book.” — Austin Phelps
  48. “Reading brings us unknown friends.” — Honoré de Balzac
  49. “A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” — Italo Calvino
  50. “Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.” — Bill Watterson
  51. “Take a good book to bed with you – books do not snore.” — Thea Dorn
  52. “I guess there are never enough books.” — John Steinbeck
  53. “Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river.” — Lisa See
  54. “My life is a reading list.” — John Irving
  55. “Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you.” — Harold Bloom
  56. “If a book is well written, I always find it too short.” — Jane Austen
  57. “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” — J.K. Rowling
  58. “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” — Emilie Buchwald
  59. “Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today.” — Holbrook Jackson
  60. “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” — Groucho Marx
  61. “I always read. You know how sharks have to keep swimming or they die? I’m like that. If I stop reading, I die.” — Patrick Rothfuss
  62. “Read. Read anything. Read the things they say are good for you, and the things they claim are junk. You’ll find what you need to find. Just read.” — Neil Gaiman
  63. “Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.” — Henry Ward Beecher
  64. “I do not read a book; I hold a conversation with the author.” — Elbert Hubbard
  65. “Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.” — Mortimer J. Adler
  66. “It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.” — Arthur Conan Doyle
  67. “Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or a duty. It should be offered as a gift.” — Kate DiCamillo
  68. “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” — Harry Truman
  69. “When you lose yourself in a book the hours grow wings and fly.” — Chloe Thurlow
  70. “The world belongs to those who read.” — Rick Holland

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