Reading Quotes and Sayings

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
Henry David Thoreau

We read to know that we are not alone.
– William Nicholson

The art of reading, as of learning, is this: … to retain the essential, to forget the nonessential.
Adolf Hitler

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

Reading… a vacation for the mind….
Dave Barry

No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.
C.S. Lewis

If I could always read I should never feel the want of company.
Lord Byron

Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.
Aldous Huxley

Reading makes a full man, writing a precise man.
Francis Bacon

A good reading strengthens the soul.
Toba Beta


Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books.
– Mary Ann Shaffer

If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.
Stephen King

If you lay in your bed at night & haven’t learned anything new that day. Get out of the bed & read a book.

Submitted by: R. Moore

Our high respect for a well- read man is praise enough of literature.

Read books, and you will go places.

Submitted by: Lenie Remitar

Learning to read is probably the most difficult and revolutionary thing that happens to the human brain and if you don’t believe that, watch an illiterate adult try to do it.
John Steinbeck

The keys to life are running and reading. When you’re running, there’s a little person that talks to you and says, “Oh I’m tired. My lung’s about to pop. I’m so hurt. There’s no way I can possibly continue.” You want to quit. If you learn how to defeat that person when you’re running. You will how to not quit when things get hard in your life. For reading: there have been gazillions of people that have lived before all of us. There’s no new problem you could have – with your parents, with school, with a bully. There’s no new problem that someone hasn’t already had and written about it in a book.
Will Smith

Reading is not an end to itself, but a means to an end.
Adolf Hitler

Life is too short to read a bad book.
James Joyce

Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Edmund Burke


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

Reading makes a man full.
Francis Bacon

Even in the most stressed times there is always time for reading.
– Emilie and Stephanie

I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.
Oscar Wilde

A man may as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading.
– Jeremy Collier

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