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Reading Quotes

42 of the best book quotes about reading
  1. #1
    “Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another.”
  2. #2
    “So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”
  3. #3
    “I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.”
  4. #4
    “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.”
  5. #5
    “This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it.”
  6. #6
    “Honestly, don’t you two read?”
  7. #7
    “I checked this out weeks ago for a bit of light reading.”
  8. #8
    “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
  9. #9
    “Wicked people never have time for reading. It’s one of the reasons for their wickedness.”
  10. #10
    “When I was your age, television was called books.”
  11. #11
    “She could read anything now, he said, and once you can read anything you can learn everything. It was up to her. “Nobody’s come close to filling their brains,” he said. “We’re all like giraffes not using their necks to reach the higher leaves.”
  12. #12
    “I’m a grenade,” I said again. “I just want to stay away from people and read books and think.”
  13. #13
    “Sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book.”
  14. #14
    ″[To Kill a Mockingbird] is now my favorite book of all time, but then again, I always think that until I read another book.”
  15. #15
    “I want leisure to read—an immense amount.”
  16. #16
    “A million candles have burned themselves out. Still I read on.”
  17. #17
    “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
  18. #18
    “Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
  19. #19
    “If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.”
  20. #20
    “′Classic′ - a book which people praise and don’t read.”
  21. #21
    “No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.”
  22. #22
    “You are in every line I have ever read.”
  23. #23
    “In my experience, Well-read people are less likely to be evil.”
  24. #24
    “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.”
  25. #25
    “No,” said Hermione shortly. “Have either of you seen my copy of Numerology and Gramatica?”
    “Oh, yeah, I borrowed it for a bit of bedtime reading,” said Ron, but very quietly.”
  26. #26
    “Run like you have to get to the library.”
  27. #27
    “Lord Polonius: What do you read, my lord?
    Hamlet: Words, words, words.
    Lord Polonius: What is the matter, my lord?
    Hamlet: Between who?
    Lord Polonius: I mean, the matter that you read, my lord.”
  28. #28
    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
  29. #29
    “It’s all very well to read about sorrows and imagine yourself living through them heroically, but it’s not so nice when you really come to have them, is it?”
  30. #30
    “Now, when I read, I read not,
    For interrupting tears
    Obliterate the etchings
    Too costly for repairs.”
  31. #31
    “I like to read books twice.”
  32. #32
    “I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.”
  33. #33
    “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.”
  34. #34
    “We live in an age that reads too much to be wise, and that thinks too much to be beautiful.”
  35. #35
    “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
  36. #36
    “The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.”
  37. #37
    “THEY . . . USED . . . TO . . . READ! They’d READ and READ, AND READ and READ, and then proceed To READ some more. Great Scott! Gadzooks!”
  38. #38
    I have always enjoyed reading, but I’ve never been sure how to select appropriate material. There are so many books in the world--how do you tell them all apart? How do you know which one will match your tastes and interests?
  39. #39
    “Your face, my thane, is as a book where men
    May read strange matters. To beguile the time,
    Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye,
    Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower,
    But be the serpent under’t.”
  40. #40
    “So now books were her only friends. She’d read Lord of the Rings so often she could recite whole scenes by memory.
    “It was not a skill that aided one in becoming popular.”
  41. #41
    “No, thank you. I have enough books at home. Maybe another time. I’m rereading something else with my papa. You know, the one I stole from the fire that night.”
  42. #42
    “You are not a grenade, not to us. Thinking about you dying makes us sad, Hazel, but you are not a grenade. You are amazing. You can’t know, sweetie, because you’ve never had a baby become a brilliant young reader with a side interest in horrible television shows.”
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