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Quotes About Reading
•“To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.” 
― W. Somerset Maugham
•“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.” 
― Socrates
•“Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I'd rather boast about the ones I've read.” 
― Jorge Luis Borges
•“What is reading but silent conversation.” 
― Walter Savage Landor
•“Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” 
― Napoleon Bonaparte
•“The problem with a life spent reading is you know too much.” 
― Josh Lanyon
•“Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” 
― Albert Einstein
•“A good book will pull you in from the beginning and take you on a journey you'll never forget.” 
― Lauren Hammond
•“The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.” 
― René Descartes
•“Reading is entering into the consciousness of another human being.” 
― Gary Shteyngart
•“If your library is not "unsafe," it probably isn't doing its job.” 
― John Berry
•“I'm a reading addict. I can't live without it, like someone who is addicted to drugs.” 
― Hugo Chavez
•“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” 
― Joseph Addison
•“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of those who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others.” 
― Virginia Woolf
•“A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.” 
― C.S. Lewis
•“All I have learned, I learned from books.” 
― Abraham Lincoln
•“It is not true that 'we have only one life to live'; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.” 
― S.I. Hayakawa
•“Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted ...but to weigh and consider.” 
― Francis Bacon
•“Education...has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.” 
― George Macaulay Trevelyan
•“Each book was a world unto itself, and in it I took refuge.” 
― Alberto Manguel
•“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” 
― Victor Hugo
•“The ability to read awoke inside of me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.” 
― Malcolm X
•“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” 
― Margaret Fuller
•“Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day.” 
― Voltaire
“Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.” 
― James Russell Lowell
•“We lusty bibliophiles know that reading, unlike just about anything else, is both good for you and loads of fun.” 
― Kevin Smokler
•“The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read.” 
― Benjamin Franklin
•“I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.” 
― Bill Gates
•“A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.” 
― Samuel Johnson
•“Reading is an intelligent way of not having to think.” 
― Walter Moers
•“I have often reflected upon the new vistas that reading has opened to me. I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the course of my life. As I see it today, the ability to read awoke inside me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.” 
― Malcolm X
•“A well-read woman is a dangerous creature.” 
― Lisa Kleypas
•“Reading nurtures the soul, and an enlightened friend brings it solace. ” 
― Voltaire
•“I must judge for myself, but how can I judge, how can any man judge, unless his mind has been opened and enlarged by reading.” 
― John Adams
•“The one way of tolerating existence is to lose oneself in literature as in a perpetual orgy.” 
― Gustave Flaubert
•“No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.” 
― Mary Wortley Montagu
•“I am an omnivorous reader with a strangely retentive memory for trifles.” 
― Arthur Conan Doyle
•“I know because I read. Might I suggest you try it?” 
― Libba Bray
•“I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.” 
― Orhan Pamuk
•“He that loves reading has everything within his reach.” 
― William Godwin
•“There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book.” 
― Frank Serafini
•“Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part I read only to please myself and like only what suits my taste.” 
― Voltaire
•“The public library is where place and possibility meet.” 
― Stuart Dybek
•“Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” 
― Henry David Thoreau
•“When writers die they become books, which is, after all, not too bad an incarnation.” 
― Jorge Luis Borges
•“An hour spent reading is one stolen from paradise.” 
― Thomas Wharton
•“A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity.” 
― Germaine Greer
•“Reading the Bible will help you get to know the word, but it’s when you put it down and live your life that you get to know the author.” 
― Steve Maraboli
•“Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today.” 
― Holbrook Jackson
•“Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.” 
― C.S. Lewis
•“When I am king they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books, for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.” 
― Mark Twain
•“No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.” 
― Elizabeth Barrett Browning
•“How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.” 
― Henry David Thoreau
•“Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.” 
― George Bernard Shaw
•“Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.” 
― Ezra Pound
•“If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.” 
― Benjamin Franklin
•“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
•“You can travel the world and never leave your chair when you read a book.” 
― Sherry K. Plummer
•“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” 
― Italo Calvino
•“I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books.” 
― Gary Paulsen
•“It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.” 
― C.S. Lewis
•“If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads.” 
― François Mauriac
•“People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.” 
― Logan Pearsall Smith
•“Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.” 
― Fernando Pessoa
•“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” 
― George R.R. Martin
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