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222 Greatest Quotes About Reading


Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. John Locke
Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world. Napoleon Bonaparte
From the moment I picked up your book until I put it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it. Groucho Marx
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity. Malcolm X
The way to chastity is not to struggle directly with incontinent thoughts but to avert the thoughts by some imployment, or by reading, or meditating on other things. Isaac Newton
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all. Henry David Thoreau
It's good to know how to read, but it's dangerous to know how to read and not how to interpret what you're reading. Mike Tyson
I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read. Samuel Johnson
Reading is very good. And you can quote me! Stan Lee
Reading is important. If you know how to read then the whole world opens up to you. Barack Obama
If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books. Roald Dahl
So much working, reading, thinking, living to do! A lifetime is not long enough. Sylvia Plath
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's books and write your own. Albert Einstein
If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write. Stephen King
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. Dr. Seuss
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. Oscar Wilde
Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge. Stephen Hawking
A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read. Terry Pratchett
Reading without thinking will confuse you.Thinking without reading will place you in danger. Confucius
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. Frederick Douglass
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. Benjamin Franklin
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. Francis Bacon
I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book. Groucho Marx
Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood. John Green
Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading helped me make my dreams come true. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
I have to create a circle of reading for myself: Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Lao-Tzu, Buddha, Pascal, The New Testament. This is also necessary for all people. Leo Tolstoy
To read too many books is harmful. Mao Zedong
Reading Christians are growing Christians. When Christians cease to read, they cease to grow. John Wesley
I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn the most. Margaret Atwood
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
Some books are so familiar that reading them is like being home again. Louisa May Alcott
A book worth reading is worth buying. John Ruskin
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all. Jackie Kennedy
A man's reading program should be as carefully planned as his daily diet, for that too is food, without which he cannot grow mentally. Andrew Carnegie
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
Peeing is like a good book in that it is very, very hard to stop once you start. John Green
Life is not a piece of tragic fiction in which, at the end of the reading, we all get up and go out for drinks. Marianne Williamson
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. Harper Lee
I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve. Montesquieu
You can never be wise unless you love reading. Samuel Johnson
I am too fond of reading books to care to write them. Oscar Wilde
I can feel infinitely alive curled up on the sofa reading a book. Benedict Cumberbatch
I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it. David Foster Wallace
′Classic′ - a book which people praise and don't read. Mark Twain
She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain. Louisa May Alcott
She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live. Annie Dillard
A lamp can only light another lamp when it continues to burn in its own flame. Rabindranath Tagore
We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming, our own consciousness in someone else's mind. Anna Quindlen
Don’t you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything. David Bowie