Reading Quotes and Sayings

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

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

The wise man reads both books and life itself.
– Lin Yutang

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
– Mary Worley Montagu

What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.
Thomas Carlyle

Reading brings us unknown friends.
Honoré de Balzac

The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.
George Orwell

My best, and only, bff is my books. They won’t judge me, and they tell me about all they are. No one can tell a story as good as my books can. Sure, a movie can show me people trying to be my book, but we all know they are only doing it to get cash. Stop watching a movie, and start reading a fiction novel!!!

Submitted by: lillian

If you believe everything you read, better not read.
– Japanese Proverb

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

Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Joseph Addison

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