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107 Inspirational Quotes About Reading (MAGIC)

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A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies... The man who never reads lives only one. - George R.R. Martin
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who never reads lives only one. – George R.R. Martin
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world. – Napoleon Bonaparte
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world. – Napoleon Bonaparte
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. – Frederick Douglass
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. – Frederick Douglass
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. — Dr. Seuss
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. — Dr. Seuss
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. ― Oscar Wilde
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. ― Oscar Wilde
I think books are like people, in the sense that they’ll turn up in your life when you most need them. – Emma Thompson
I think books are like people, in the sense that they’ll turn up in your life when you most need them. – Emma Thompson
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 W. Eliot
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 W. Eliot
Some books leave us free and some books make us free. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Some books leave us free and some books make us free. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you. - Mortimer J. Adler
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you. – Mortimer J. Adler
The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can’t. - Mark Twain
The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can’t. – Mark Twain

12 Wise Quotes About Reading (WISDOM)

“When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.”

Maya Angelou
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
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
Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while. — Malorie Blackman
Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while. — Malorie Blackman
Come to the book as you would come to an unexplored land. Come without a map. Explore it and draw your own map. – Stephen King
Come to the book as you would come to an unexplored land. Come without a map. Explore it and draw your own map. – Stephen King
The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live a live thing, a story. — Ursula K. Le Guin
The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story. — Ursula K. Le Guin
Books are mirrors You only see in them what you already have inside you. – Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Books are mirrors: You only see in them what you already have inside you. – Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. – John Locke
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. – John Locke
Reading — even browsing — an old book can yield sustenance denied by a database search. — James Gleick
Reading — even browsing — an old book can yield sustenance denied by a database search. — James Gleick
A room without books is like a body without a soul. - Cicero
A room without books is like a body without a soul. – Cicero
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all. - Henry David Thoreau
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all. – Henry David Thoreau
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
You will learn most things by looking, but reading gives understanding. Reading will make you free. – Paul Rand
You will learn most things by looking, but reading gives understanding. Reading will make you free. – Paul Rand

15 Quotes on Reading and Traveling to a Different World

Books are not about passing time. They’re about other lives. Other worlds. Far from wanting time to pass, one just wishes one had more of it. – Alan Bennett
Books are not about passing time. They’re about other lives. Other worlds. Far from wanting time to pass, one just wishes one had more of it. – Alan Bennett
Books and doors are the same thing. You open them, and you go through into another world. – Jeanette Winterson
Books and doors are the same thing. You open them, and you go through into another world. – Jeanette Winterson
In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own. – Anna Quindlen
In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own. – Anna Quindlen
Each book was a world unto itself, and in it I took refuge. – Alberto Manguel
Each book was a world unto itself, and in it I took refuge. – Alberto Manguel
That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet. - Jhumpa Lahiri
That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet. – Jhumpa Lahiri
Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere. – Jean Rhys
Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere. – Jean Rhys
The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries. — Rene Descartes
The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries. — Rene Descartes
The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. – Roald Dahl
The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. – Roald Dahl
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. ― William Styron
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. ― William Styron
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
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
A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. — Abraham Lincoln
A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. — Abraham Lincoln
Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. – Anna Quindlen
Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. – Anna Quindlen
Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere. - Mary Schmich
Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere. – Mary Schmich
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. - Victor Hugo
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. – Victor Hugo
Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have. – Lloyd Alexander
Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have. – Lloyd Alexander

5 Powerful Quotes that will Inspire You to Reread a Good Book Again

Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you. - Louis L’Amour
Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you. – Louis L’Amour
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. ― Oscar Wilde
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. ― Oscar Wilde
I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once. - C.S. Lewis
I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once. – C.S. Lewis
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
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
Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly. ― Sir Francis Bacon
Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly. ― Sir Francis Bacon

12 Short Inspirational Quotes on Reading (MAGIC)

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. – Margaret Fuller
Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. – Margaret Fuller
Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them. ― Lemony Snicket
Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them. ― Lemony Snicket
Books are a uniquely portable magic. – Stephen King
Books are a uniquely portable magic. – Stephen King
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading. — Logan Pearsall Smith
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading. — Logan Pearsall Smith
Reading brings us unknown friends. - Honoré de Balzac
Reading brings us unknown friends. – Honoré de Balzac
She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live. - Annie Dillard
She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live. – Annie Dillard
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. — Joseph Addison
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. — Joseph Addison
A good book is an event in my life. - Stendhal
A good book is an event in my life. – Stendhal
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life. - Mortimer J. Adler
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life. – Mortimer J. Adler
Books may well be the only true magic. – Alice Hoffman
Books may well be the only true magic. – Alice Hoffman
Sleep is good, he said, and books are better. ― George R. R. Martin
Sleep is good, he said, and books are better. ― George R. R. Martin
Books are the mirrors of the soul. ― Virginia Woolf
Books are the mirrors of the soul. ― Virginia Woolf

12 Motivational Quotes that will Inspire You to Read More Books

Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: They feed the soul. When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even make us laugh about ourselves or life, our buoyancy is restored. We are given a shot at dancing with, or at least clapping along with, the absurdity of life, instead of being squashed by it over and over again. It’s like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea. You can’t stop the raging storm, but singing can change the hearts and spirits of the people who are together on that ship.”

Anne Lamott
Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary. - Jim Rohn
Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary. – Jim Rohn
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island. - Walt Disney
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island. – Walt Disney
Reading is an act of civilization; it’s one of the greatest acts of civilization because it takes the free raw material of the mind and builds castles of possibilities. — Ben Okri
Reading is an act of civilization; it’s one of the greatest acts of civilization because it takes the free raw material of the mind and builds castles of possibilities. — Ben Okri
Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry. ― Cassandra Clare
Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry. ― Cassandra Clare
Reading was a joy, a desperately needed escape — I didn’t read to learn, I was reading to read. – Christian Bauman
Reading was a joy, a desperately needed escape — I didn’t read to learn, I was reading to read. – Christian Bauman
Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand. - Ezra Pound
Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand. – Ezra Pound
I read a book one day and my whole life was changed. - Orhan Pamuk
I read a book one day and my whole life was changed. – Orhan Pamuk
Reading is important. If you know how to read, then the whole world opens up to you. – Barack Obama
Reading is important. If you know how to read, then the whole world opens up to you. – Barack Obama
My alma mater was books, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity. - Malcolm X
My alma mater was books, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity. – Malcolm X
I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in. - Robert Louis Stevenson
I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in. – Robert Louis Stevenson
For my whole life, my favorite activity was reading. It’s not the most social pastime. - Audrey Hepburn
For my whole life, my favorite activity was reading. It’s not the most social pastime. – Audrey Hepburn

20 Quotes About Reading that Will Make You Think

“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
Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books to find words for what we already know. - Alberto Manguel
Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know. –Alberto Manguel
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. ― C.S. Lewis
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. ― C.S. Lewis
There are many little ways to enlarge your world. Love of books is the best of all. – Jacqueline Kennedy
There are many little ways to enlarge your world. Love of books is the best of all. – Jacqueline Kennedy
Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well. - Mark Haddon
Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well. – Mark Haddon

“It wasn’t until I started reading and found books they wouldn’t let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else.”

John Waters
Read a lot. Expect something big, something exalting or deepening from a book. No book is worth reading that isn’t worth re-reading. – Susan Sontag
Read a lot. Expect something big, something exalting or deepening from a book. No book is worth reading that isn’t worth re-reading. – Susan Sontag
Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries. - Anne Herbert
Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries. – Anne Herbert
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. - Harper Lee
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. – Harper Lee
A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors. – Charles Baudelaire
A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors. – Charles Baudelaire

“Reading is a form of prayer, a guided meditation that briefly makes us believe we’re someone else, disrupting the delusion that we’re permanent and at the center of the universe. Suddenly (we’re saved!) other people are real again, and we’re fond of them.”

George Saunders
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. ― Ray Bradbury
You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. ― Ray Bradbury
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. - Joseph Brodsky
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. – Joseph Brodsky
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world. ― Voltaire
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world. ― Voltaire
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all. - Abraham Lincoln
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all. – Abraham Lincoln
The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn’t know how to read. - Benjamin Franklin
The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn’t know how to read. – Benjamin Franklin

“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book. - Bill Watterson
Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book. – Bill Watterson
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. - Mary Wortley Montagu
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. – Mary Wortley Montagu
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live. ― Gustave Flaubert
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live. ― Gustave Flaubert

7 Reading Quotes for Kids and Children

Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself. - George Bernard Shaw
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself. – George Bernard Shaw
Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. - Emilie Buchwald
Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. – Emilie Buchwald
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift. — Kate DiCamillo
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift. — Kate DiCamillo
Let us remember One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. - Malala Yousafzai
Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. – Malala Yousafzai
A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest. ― C.S. Lewis
A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest. ― C.S. Lewis
It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own. - Arthur Conan Doyle
It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own. – Arthur Conan Doyle
You're never too old, too wacky, too wild to pick up a book and read to a child. - Anita Merina
You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild to pick up a book and read to a child. – Anita Merina

14 Funny Quotes About Reading

′Classic′ - a book which people praise and don't read. - Mark Twain
′Classic′ – a book which people praise and don’t read. – Mark Twain
Books are the ultimate Dumpees put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back. ― John Green
Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back. ― John Green
Reading one book is like eating one potato chip. - Diane Duane
Reading one book is like eating one potato chip. – Diane Duane
A good book would take me out of myself and then stuff me back in, outsized, now, and uneasy with the fit. – David Sedaris
A good book would take me out of myself and then stuff me back in, outsized, now, and uneasy with the fit. – David Sedaris
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. ― Groucho Marx
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. ― Groucho Marx
So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install a lovely bookshelf on the wall. - Roald Dahl
So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install a lovely bookshelf on the wall. – Roald Dahl

“Books are, let’s face it, better than everything else. If we played Cultural Fantasy Boxing League, and made books go fifteen rounds in the ring against the best that any other art form had to offer, then books would win pretty much every time.”

Nick Hornby
There is nothing more luxurious than eating while you read — unless it be reading while you eat. - E. Nesbit
There is nothing more luxurious than eating while you read — unless it be reading while you eat. – E. Nesbit
Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading. - Lena Dunham
Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading. – Lena Dunham
People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned. - Saul Bellow
People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned. – Saul Bellow
If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book. – J.K. Rowling
If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book. – J.K. Rowling
Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book. - Jane Smiley
Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book. – Jane Smiley
Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks. - Dr. Seuss
Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks. – Dr. Seuss
A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say. - Italo Calvino
A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say. – Italo Calvino

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