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A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.

George R.R. Martin


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.

Jonh Green , The Fault in Our Stars


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You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.

C.S. Lewis


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The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

Dr. suess , I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!


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I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

Groucho Marx


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What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.

J.D. Salinger , The Catcher in the Rye


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It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.

Oscar Wilde


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′Classic′ - a book which people praise and don't read.

Mark Twain


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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.

Austen Jane , Pride and Prejudice


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Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.

Jonh Green , An Abundance of Katherines


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The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

Oscar Wilde , The Picture of Dorian Gray


Books are a uniquely portable magic.

Stephen King , On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft


Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.

Cassandra Clare , Clockwork Angel


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Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.

Charles William Eliot


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Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.

Harper Lee


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A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.

William Styron


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A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.

C.S. Lewis


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

Stephen King (Author)


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You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

Ray Douglas Bradbury


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Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.

Flaubert


Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.

George R. R. Martin


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Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.

Voltaire


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You get a little moody sometimes but I think that's because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.

Pat Conroy , The Prince Of Tides


Think before you speak. Read before you think.

Fran Lebowitz , The Fran Lebowitz Reader


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You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.

James Baldwin


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


I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.

Tahereh Mafi Unravel Me , Shatter Me


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

Robert Frost


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

Jane Smiley , Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel


Reader's Bill of Rights
1. The right to not read
2. The right to skip pages
3. The right to not finish
4. The right to reread
5. The right to read anything
6. The right to escapism
7. The right to read anywhere
8. The right to browse
9. The right to read out loud
10. The right to not defend your tastes

Daniel Pennac


There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.

Joseph Brodsky


Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.

Carlos Ruiz Zafón


Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.

Oscar Wilde , The Picture of Dorian Gray


Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author's words reverberating in your head.

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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


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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


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Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.

Anna Quindlan , How Reading Changed My Life


If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em!

John Waters


Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.

Diane Duane , So You Want to Be a Wizard


I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.

Orhan Pamuk , The New Life


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.

Lemony Snicket , Horseradish


I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.

Italo Calvino , The Uses of Literature


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Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

Margaret Fuller


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Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra , Don Quixote


No. I can survive well enough on my own— if given the proper reading material.

Sarah J. Maas


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. And then there are books like An Imperial Affliction, which you can't tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like betrayal

John Green , The Fault in Our Stars


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People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.

Logan Pearsall Smith


Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don't you agree?

Christopher Paolini Eragon


Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.

John Locke