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70 Motivating Quotes About Books And Reading

But it’s not just about academic success. Some really important personal rewards come from your love of reading.

Children who love to read will find joy in getting lost in a good book. It’s as if the real world is collapsing. Children are in the middle of the story, experiencing adventures with the characters. Your child will feel like the hero himself. This is a truly fun and rewarding experience that can change your life.

Reading shapes, a people’s understanding of the world. When you get lost in a book, they may live in another era in history, or visit a faraway place to live a completely different life. You may meet a character and think, “This person looks just like me’ or “Wow, I’ve never seen anything like this before.

Reading books shapes anybody. The great books deal with things that affect kids, like growing up, coping with fear, and navigating friendships. When readers identify with characters who are going through these things, they can touch the hearts of the characters and think and feel in new ways. Let children understand others and themselves more deeply.

From taking us into fantastical worlds we never imagined, to allowing us to experience cultures and perspectives different from our own, reading is an act of transformation, joy, and, in some cases, healing. James Baldwin said, “It was the books that taught me that what tormented me most was what connected me to all the people who had ever lived. It allows us to connect with others in a way.

Do you know there are even books that can help you save your marriage? Here are some motivating quotes about books and reading:

Love Of Reading Quotes

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1. “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”– Groucho Marx

2. “Even bad books are books and therefore sacred.” ― Gunter Grass

3. “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”— Mark Twain

4. “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”— Jorge Luis Borges

5. “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”— Lemony Snicket

6. “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”— Oscar Wilde

7. “I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.” — Orhan Pamuk

8. “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” — Philip Pullman

9. “My library is an archive of longings.” — Susan Sontag

10. “If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.” — Emily Dickinson

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Quotes About Books

11. “So many books, so little time.”-Frank Zappa

12. “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”-Groucho Marx

13. “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”-Haruki Murakami

14. “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”-Ernest Hemingway

15. “One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”-Cassandra Clare

16. “… A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”-George R.R. Martin

17. “Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.”-Cassandra Clare

18. “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

19. “So, we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”-F. Scott Fitzgerald

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20. “Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.”-Charlaine Harris

21. “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”-Erasmus

22. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”-Augustine of Hippo

23. “Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.”-George Bernard Shaw

24. “There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.”-Bertrand Russell

25. “Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?”-Henry Ward Beecher

26. “Books may well be the only true magic.”-Alice Hoffman

27. “Think before you speak. Read before you think.”-Fran Lebowitz

28. “Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.”-Christopher Paolini

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29. “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”-Anna Quindlen

30. “Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.”-Diane Duane

31. “It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.”-Arthur Conan Doyle

32. “Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this.”-Dave Eggers

33. “I do things like get in a taxi and say, “The library, and step on it.”-David Foster Wallace

34. “There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.”-Christopher Morley

35. “The world was hers for the reading.”-Betty Smith

36. “Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.”-Franz Kafka

37. “A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”-Franz Kafka

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Quotes About Books

38. “What she was finding also was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned and the days weren’t long enough for the reading she wanted to do.”-Alan Bennett

39. “The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.”-George Orwell

40. “A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition.”-Henry Miller

41. “A house without books is like a room without windows.”-Horace Mann

42. “A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.”-David Mitchell

43. “A childhood without books “that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.”-Astrid Lindgren

44. “The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books”-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

45. “Words dazzle and deceive because they are mimed by the face. But black words on a white page are the soul laid bare.”-Guy de Maupassant

46. “′Classic′ – a book which people praise and don’t read.” -Mark Twain

47. “Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.” -George R.R. Martin

48. “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 W. Eliot

49. “Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” -Jane Smiley

50. “The library is inhabited by spirits that come out of the pages at night.” -Isabel Allende

51. “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” -J.K. Rowling

52. “One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” -Carl Sagan

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53. “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” -Erasmus

54. “Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.” -Dr. Seuss

55. “That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” -Jhumpa Lahiri

56. “A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.” -Salman Rushdie

57. “I love the smell of book ink in the morning.” -Umberto Eco

58. “Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.” -Bill Patterson

59. “It is is better to know one book intimately than a hundred superficially.” -Donna Tartt

60. “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” -Neil Gaiman

61. “A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.” -Charles Baudelaire

62. “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” -Walt Disney

63. “A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” -William Styron

64. “The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.” -Kurt Vonnegut

65. “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” -Groucho Marx

66. “Books were my pass to personal freedom.” -Oprah Winfrey

67. “No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.” -Elizabeth Barrett Browning

68. “A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.” -David Mitchell

69. “If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads.” -Francois Mauriac

70. “Some of these things are true and some of them lies. But they are all good stories.” -Hilary Mantel

Reading is “one of the greatest adventures a person can have,” once said two-time National Book Award winner Lloyd Alexander. And we couldn’t agree more.

So it’s no surprise that these quotes from actors, poets, and writers around the world reflect our myriad feelings about the power of a good book. These quotes will surely inspire you, so don’t forget to share them with others, and do visit again for more such quotes.

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