Reading Quotes
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Reading goes way beyond literacy. Reading quotes speak of worlds of discovery found in books. What’s your favorite book? What do you remember about it? Reading can take you 

anywhere in the world. The right book can take us back in time, put us in the shoes of someone famous, lift us out of a foul mood, make us laugh, or help us to understand we are not alone in our feelings and fears. What does reading do for you? We hope perusing these quotes about reading and books reminds you to take the time to carve out some one-on-one time with a great book you’ve been wanting to read!

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People who know and love the same books you do have the roadmap of your soul.
Cassandra Clare

No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
Confucius

Reading is a basic tool in living of a good life.
Joseph Addison

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Joseph Addison

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Ray Bradbury

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 Eliot

I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is creative reading as well as creative writing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.
Stephen Fry

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
Margaret Fuller

If children are gently touched on the shoulder while they are reading, the brain connects the encouraging touch with the reading and helps to anchor the positive experience.
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If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.
Stephen King

For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.
Anne Lamott

We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel…is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.
Ursula K. Le Guin

Think before you speak. Read before you think.
Fran Lebowitz

To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
W. Somerset Maugham

Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.
Joyce Carol Oates

There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.
Will Rogers

The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more placed you’ll go.
Dr. Seuss

No matter who you are, no matter where you live, and no matter how many people are chasing you, what you don’t read is often as important as what you do read.
Lemony Snicket

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

Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon

You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.
Zig Ziglar

Reading, conversation, environment, culture, heroes, mentors, nature – all are lottery tickets for creativity. Scratch away at them and you'll find out how big a prize you've won.
Twyla Tharp

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

The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind.
Elizabeth Hardwick

These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.
Gilbert Highet

Three keys to success: read, read, read.
Vladimir Lenin

Let us read and let us dance – two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.
Voltaire

Man only learns two ways, one by reading; and the other by association with smarter people.
Will Rogers

Books are a uniquely portable magic.
Stephen King



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