These quotes on reading will wise you up on the essence of making books your friend. Scroll down to get educated on few famous reading quotations and sayings.

Reading Quotes

Call it a leisure activity or an educative hobby, reading is surely a consuming and enjoyable habit. Reading is a hobby that pays back more than you will ever invest on it. The idea of going through thick novels and journals might sound a tedious and boring task to indulge in, especially when you have more colorful and entertaining distractions around. But, the worth you can carry away from a book can be explained only by a person who reads it. These famous reading quotations and sayings will bring forth the essence of incorporating reading as a habit.

A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.

- Martin Farquhar Tupper

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

- Groucho Marx

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.

- James Russell Lowell

Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.

- Henry Ward Beecher

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

- Garrison Keillor

I am a part of everything that I have read.

- Theodore Roosevelt

The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.

- Katherine Mansfield

There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.

- Maya Angelou

We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.

- B. F. Skinner

Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.

- Thomas Hardy

No one can read with profit that which he cannot learn to read with pleasure.

- Thomas Hardy

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.

- John Locke

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

- John Locke

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

- Saint Augustine

Wouldn't it be great if we could look forward to a whole world in which no child will be left behind?

- Colin Powell

Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.

- Joseph Addison

In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy, just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries.

- Ezra Pound

Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.

- Ezra Pound

To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears.

- Octavio Paz

I thought I'd begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare, but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine.

- Spike Milligan

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

- Francis Bacon

I've read the last page of the Bible. It's all going to turn out all right.

- Billy Graham

My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out.

- Dylan Thomas

Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.

- John Adams

Nowadays, we're more into staying in our rooms and reading Nietzsche.

- Jimmy Page

A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit.

- John Milton

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

- Ray Bradbury

I like myself better when I'm writing regularly.

- Willie Nelson

I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it.

- Toni Morrison

If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it.

- Toni Morrison

I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed.

- Umberto Eco

Don't ask me who's influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he's digested, and I've been reading all my life.

- Charles de Gaulle

It is much simpler to buy books than to read them and easier to read them than to absorb their contents.

- William Osler

The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that.

- Harper Lee

You've really got to start hitting the books because it's no joke out here.

- Spike Lee

The writer is always tricking the reader into listening to their dream.

- Joan Didion

To read too many books is harmful.

- Mao Zedong

A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.

- Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life , C.S. Lewis

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