Reading Quotes


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

A Dance with Dragons

George R.R. Martin

A Dance with Dragons

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.

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

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

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

Books    Humor    Reading    Television

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.

Authors    Books    Literature    Reading    Writing

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

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

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.

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.

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

Books are a uniquely portable magic.

Books    Magic    Reading

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

Clockwork Angel

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel

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

Books    Friends    Reading    Teachers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Think before you speak. Read before you think.

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.

Books    Empathy    Pain    Reading

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.

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

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.

Shatter Me

Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me

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

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

Books    Reading    Rights

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

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

Books    Reading    Truth

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.

Books    Morality    Reading    Writing

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.

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.

Age    Books    Re reading    Reading

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.

Age    Books    Re reading    Reading

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

Books    Journey    Reading    Travel

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

Books    Fuck    Profanity    Reading

Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.

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

The New Life

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.

Horseradish

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.

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

Books    Classics    Literature    Meaning    Reading    Words

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

Read    Reader    Reading

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

Books    Humor    Reading

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

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

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

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

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

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