101+ Best Reading Quotes That Make You Rethink

Reading makes you a cultured and qualified person. There are a lot of benefits of reading because it is an adventure for your life and teaches you a lot. Famous quotes about reading can encourage and inspire you to read more and enjoy this journey.

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Quotes About Reading

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

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one. George R.R. Martin

Reading brings us unknown friends. Honoré de Balzac

Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them. Lemony Snicket

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island. Walt Disney

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. C.S. Lewis

Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself. George Bernard Shaw

We read to know we’re not alone. William Nicholson

A book is a gift you can open again and again. Garrison Keillor

ometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. John Green

Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. Groucho Marx

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. Oscar Wilde

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

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

Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere. Mary Schmich

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. Groucho Marx

We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming, our own consciousness in someone else’s mind. Anna Quindlen

What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though. J.D. Salinger

My alma mater was books, a good library I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity. Malcolm X

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!  When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library. Jane Austen

Books are a uniquely portable magic. Stephen King

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 and doors are the same thing. You open them, and you go through into another world. Jeanette Winterson

Only the very weak minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry. Cassandra Clare

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

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. Harper Lee

Take a good book to bed with you  books do not snore. Thea Dorn

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. William Styron

A well read woman is a dangerous creature. Lisa Kleypas

You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. Ray Bradbury

I think books are like people, in the sense that they’ll turn up in your life when you most need them. Emma Thompson

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

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one. George R.R. Martin

Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world. Voltaire

There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away. Emily Dickinson

Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly. Sir Francis Bacon

No. I can survive well enough on my own  if given the proper reading material. Sarah J. Maas

You get a little moody sometimes but I think that’s because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up. Pat Conroy

When you lose yourself in a book the hours grow wings and fly. Chloe Thurlow

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive. James Baldwin

The world belongs to those who read. Rick Holland

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

Reading one book is like eating one potato chip. Diane Duane

Read, read, read. Read everything trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window. William Faulkner

Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today. Holbrook Jackson

Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all. Oscar Wilde

Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river. Lisa See

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader. Robert Frost

Reading is an intelligent way of not having to think. Walter Moers

Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book. Jane Smiley

A good book is an event in my life. Stendhal

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

Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you. Harold Bloom

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

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries. Rene Descartes

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. Anna Quindlen

No two persons ever read the same book. Edmund Wilson

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all. Abraham Lincoln

I read a book one day and my whole life was changed. Orhan Pamuk

The library is inhabited by spirits that come out of the pages at night. Isabel Allende

A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them. Lemony Snicket

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. Harper Lee

Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Nora Ephron

A peasant that reads is a prince in waiting. Walter Mosley

Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. And then there are books like An Imperial Affliction, which you can’t tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like betrayal. John Green

Books are both our luxuries and our daily bread. Henry Stevens

Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don’t you agree? Christopher Paolini

I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. Jorge Luis Borges

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. John Locke

These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message You are not alone. Roald Dahl

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

Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words! Betty Smith

People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned. Saul Bellow

Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift. Kate DiCamillo

If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads. Francois Mauriac

Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers. President Harry Truman

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

I do not read a book; I hold a conversation with the author. Elbert Hubbar

kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in. Robert Louis Stevenson

A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return. Salman Rushdie

What a blessing it is to love books as I love them; to be able to converse with the dead, and to live amidst the unreal! Thomas Babington Macaulay

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. Joseph Brodsky

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

Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them. Lemony Snicket

The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones. Joseph Joubert

Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand. Ezra Pound

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

Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading. Lena Dunham

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

Reading is departure and arrival. Terri Guillemets

We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read. Jules Verne

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light. Vera Nazarian

Reading was a joy, a desperately needed escape  I didn’t read to learn, I was reading to read. Christian Bauman

Some books leave us free and some books make us free. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reading a book is like re writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms. Angela Carter

Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. Mason Cooley

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

I have always imagined paradise as a kind of library. Jorge Luis Borges

If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book. J.K Rowling

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