Reading Quotes and Sayings

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
C.S. Lewis

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Albert Einstein

Read deeply. Stay open. Continue to wonder.
– Austin Kleon

When I wasn’t working, the weekends would usually find me alone in an empty apartment, making do with the company of books.
Barack Obama

Why do schoolchildren hate reading? Just look at what they’re made to read.

Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.
– Jane Smiley

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

When we read, another person thinks for us: we merely repeat his mental process.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Slow reading, most enjoyable reading. Slow learning, deepest understanding. Slow to conclusions, deepest thinking. Rushing can make you waste time and life.

Read, think, apply, get feedback, repeat. Those who iterate fast today will be leaders tomorrow.
Maxime Lagacé

A fondness for reading, which, properly directed, must be an education in itself.
Jane Austen

All of the smartest people I’ve met, regardless of where they received their formal education, were mostly self-taught, incredibly curious and voracious readers.
– Jim O’Shaughnessy

Reading science, math, and philosophy one hour per day will likely put you at the upper echelon of human success within seven years.
Naval Ravikant

Literature overtakes history, for literature gives you more than one life. It expands experience and opens new opportunities to readers.
– Carlos Fuentes

Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. What people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity.
– Aaron Swartz

I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
Bill Gates

Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.
William Faulkner

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

To be content with success, you have to be hungry for books.
Sipho P Nkosi

With exercising we keep our bodies healthy and with reading we exercise our brains.
Sipho P Nkosi

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

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

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!!!

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

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

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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