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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.

Joseph Addison

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

Good Life Living
Patrick Jake O'Rourke

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

Bella Thorne

I practice reading all the time. I read everything and having so many scripts to read, which really helps out as well.

Joseph Addison

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

Charles Kingsley

Except a living man, there is nothing more wonderful than a book.

Robert Kennedy, Jr.

I'm comfortable reading science and dissecting it and discerning the difference between junk science and real science.

George Miller

People looking at advertisements or reading their local newspapers would have had no idea that what they were reading was bought and paid for with their tax dollars.

Francis Bacon

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.

Lily Collins

As a fan of reading - I've always loved reading - I just love reading books that take me away for a little while and let me disappear. And that's why I loved 'Harry Potter' growing up.

Karl Urban

I never envisioned when I was reading that comic as a 17-year-old that I would have the opportunity to actually play the character.

Saoirse Ronan

I like my characters to be ones I think about long after I've finished reading the script.

Franklin P. Jones

One trouble with developing speed reading skills is that by the time you realize a book is boring you've already finished it.

John Ruskin

A book worth reading is worth buying.

Daniel Craig

When you read a novel, your own imagery is the most important. It's what makes reading such a wonderful thing.

Deepika Padukone

I was in Mauritius, shooting for 'Break Ke Baad,' and I went for skydiving. It was a life-changing experience. Travelling, dancing, and reading are my other pastimes.

Harry S. Truman

In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves... self-discipline with all of them came first.

Rachael Stirling

I teach kids to read on a Saturday for this charity called Real Action. It's a voluntary school because lots of the kids around my area of London are from immigrant families and need extra help with reading.

School Action
Benjamin Franklin

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Worth Writing
Mick Jagger

The Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has just published the story of her life. I confess that it is not in my reading table.

Jada Pinkett Smith

I do a lot of reading, meditating, and praying to stay as grounded as I can be in this crazy world.

John Wayne

I've loved reading all my life.

Danny DeVito

After you've lived with somebody for 11 years, what's a guy in a robe reading from a book going to change?

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

There were rumors I wasn't going to die. The whole cast was sitting around the table reading the script. I fell on the floor - I'm not kidding. I looked up at Katherine Heigl, and she was crying.

Dakota Fanning

I love the feeling I get when I'm on a set; I love reading the scripts, playing the characters, getting to be someone else.

Ralph Fiennes

I certainly gained a lot by reading about Shanghai.

Theodore Roosevelt

I am a part of everything that I have read.

John Krasinski

I got fired from being a lunch-shift bartender because I had a reading of a play.

Indira Gandhi

All the people who fought for freedom were my heroes. I mean, that was the sort of story I liked reading... freedom struggles and so on.

Mark Twain

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

Charles Lamb

What is reading, but silent conversation.

Jill Biden

We need good reading programs, and we need equity in schools.

Stellan Skarsgard

I think Dan Brown is a terribly bad writer, but he has cliff-hangers after every chapter which makes you continue reading.

Milla Jovovich

My regular life today is reading books, making dolls houses, sewing dolls with my daughter and barbequing.

Life Daughters
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.

Jorge Luis Borges

Reading is an activity subsequent to writing: more resigned, more civil, more intellectual.

Emma Watson

It sounds so geeky, but I really do like studying and reading, and if I'm not working on 'Harry Potter,' then my greatest relaxation is to sit with a book.

Charlie Hunnam

I'm reading scripts, desperately wanting to work. I've set a couple of things up for next year.

Caitlyn Jenner

If you are a kid, reading is really important stuff.

Jason Bateman

I was very surprised to get a reading for 'Arrested Development' because it really seemed to be the opposite of that which I was known for doing.

Alexis de Tocqueville

There is hardly a pioneer's hut which does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare. I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for the first time in a log cabin.

Russell Crowe

If I don't get the goose-bump factor when I'm reading it than I can't do it.

Jill Biden

I'm an English teacher, so I'm used to reading and I'm used to reading out loud.

Armie Hammer

I like reading. I just hate school.

Charlie Kaufman

Sometimes I don't like the books that I'm reading.

Sarah Paulson

If I'm not moved from one spot to another, internally, while I'm witnessing it, reading it, consuming it, whatever, I don't know why we're being asked to the party.

Will Rogers

A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.

Michelle Williams

Whatever education I got was from experience and reading. But I also realize I wouldn't pass my friend's sixth-grade class.

Miguel de Cervantes

From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment.

Lil Wayne

The most bizarre thing I've ever read about myself is that I was dead. That was kind of weird to read that I'm dead - mostly because I was reading it.

Steven Wright

I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.

Elizabeth Olsen

'The Sun Also Rises' by Ernest Hemingway is my favorite book. You feel manly reading it.


I had been quite judicious about the scripts I was reading, but nothing was really taking my fancy until I pulled this script out: 'Lucifer.' I have to say, within about three or four pages, I thought it was hilarious; I laughed out loud a couple of times and knew this is the one that I wanted to do.

Lana Del Rey

I've been reading tabloids since I was nine. I love a good story.

Tom Felton

There are a couple of carp fishing books I've been reading. I'm very interested in that line of books, because I think they write very well, carp anglers, about the general environment.

Adam Sandler

I read to my kid, but I can't stand reading.

Bill Gates

I spend a lot of time reading.

Steven Wright

I have two pairs of reading glasses. One pair is for reading fiction, the other for non-fiction. I've read the Bible twice wearing each pair, and it's the same.

There's so much about Dolly Parton that every female artist should look to, whether it's reading her quotes or reading her interviews or going to one of her live shows. She's been such an amazing example to every female songwriter out there.

Liam Neeson

I'm constantly reading books on God or the absence of God and atheism.

Noah Cyrus

I write about so much personal stuff, it's like reading my diary.

C. S. Lewis

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

Kate Winslet

When I first read the script for 'A Little Chaos,' I just loved reading it, as it is a really lovely, accessible, contemporary period film.

I loved the material when I first read it, and the experience of making the film was a great one. So when we came around to complete the trilogy, I just signed on board without even reading the scripts because the experience of the first film was so good.

R. Kelly

I'm not an A student; I'm not even a B student, but I've gotten a lot better with the reading because of texts. And I can voice-text and say whatever I want to people.

James Madison

Any reading not of a vicious species must be a good substitute for the amusements too apt to fill up the leisure of the labouring classes.

Stellan Skarsgard

When Lars Von Trier calls me, I say yes without reading the script because often the script hasn't been written yet, and if Fincher called me again, I'd say yes without reading the script, too.

Sandra Day O'Connor

The No Child Left Behind Program was an incentive to the schools to get their kids up to snuff on math and science and reading.

Katherine Ryan

I highly recommend reading the book 'Confessions Of A Video Vixen.'

Roger Moore

A lot of my reading over the next few months will be the works of Hans Christian Andersen - I have been appointed an ambassador for the bicentenary celebrations of his birth next year.

Mike Tyson

Every time there's a revolution, it comes from somebody reading a book about revolution. David Walker wrote a book and Nat Turner did his thing.

John Ruskin

Life being very short, and the quiet hours of it few, we ought to waste none of them in reading valueless books.

Oscar Wilde

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

Katee Sackhoff

I grew up as a fan of comic books, and I've been reading them for so long that I've never felt an affinity toward just one.

H. P. Lovecraft

One superlatively important effect of wide reading is the enlargement of vocabulary which always accompanies it.

Stellan Skarsgard

I can say yes to some directors without even reading a script. But the first-time directors I've worked with, the scripts have not been perfect, but they had something that I liked.

Roger Moore

People are always reading things into the films.

Jeff Bezos

For people who are readers, reading is important to them.

Jeff Bezos

I grew up reading science fiction.

Angelina Jolie

I'm terrible at reading scripts. I love to read, and I hate reading scripts.

Rashida Jones

My activities tend to revolve around crossword puzzles, reading and playing piano and games with my friends.

Jennifer Aniston

I was always reading those beauty magazines and wanting to become this unattainable thing.

Aaron Sorkin

I get nervous before openings or premieres or when someone's reading a new script, and I get nervous when my daughter isn't in my immediate field of vision.

Vision Daughters

I was a really good student. In the sixth grade, I was reading at a twelfth grade reading level. But I got bored.

Maya Angelou

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.

Lord Byron

The reading or non-reading a book will never keep down a single petticoat.

Alicia Keys

My mother is an actress, and she used to drag me from theater to theater and reading to reading.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is creative reading as well as creative writing.

Liam Neeson

When I see great boxers, it's like reading a wonderful poem.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

I grew up with my uncle's comic books at my grandma's house, so I've always loved my comic book reading.

Vladimir Putin

I love the Russian classics very much, the Russian classical literature. But I also read modern literature. As far as Russian literature is concerned, I am very fond of Tolstoy and Chekhov, and I also enjoy reading Gogol very much.

Bill Gates

Digital reading will completely take over. It's lightweight and it's fantastic for sharing. Over time it will take over.

Lewis Hamilton

I don't like to read fiction. I like to learn something when I'm reading.

Gavin Newsom

I did not love reading, spelling, math and science. I struggled. I was a terrible speller.

Chris Pine

I usually just end up at home on my couch - reading.

Jeff Bezos

For many people, extended reading sessions on an LCD display cause eyestrain.

Kevin Hart

I've done auditions where the casting director is taking the paper out of my hand in the middle of reading.

Noam Chomsky

Meteorologists are pretty faces reading scripts telling you whether it's going to rain tomorrow.

Mary Steenburgen

Reading is how I became an actor because I didn't grow up in a house where there was an awareness of film or theater. I also grew up in a house full of teachers, so reading was big in our world.

Pete Buttigieg

Because reading is a way of putting yourself in someone else's experience, especially reading fiction.

Barack Obama

If the critics are right that I've made all my decisions based on polls, then I must not be very good at reading them.