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Accurate and famous quotes by John Ruskin, Sydney Smith, Robertson Davies, Dr. Seuss, Charles Kingsley, Arthur Schopenhauer, C. S. Lewis, Rene Descartes, that are about reading. You can read the best of all time and enjoy Top 10 lists. These sayings are handy to improve yourself and your knowledge.

What are the best reading images quotes?

Here is selection of the finest quotes embed as messages on beautiful images. Beautiful reading affirmations to read, bookmark and share with your friends and family.

  1. Picture quote about wisdom

    Reading is dreaming with open eyes.

  2. Picture quote by C. S. Lewis about age

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

  3. Picture quote by Sayings about books

    Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death. ⏤ Sayings

  4. Picture quote by Harper Lee about wisdom

    The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think. ⏤ Harper Lee

  5. Picture quote by Benjamin Franklin about action

    Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about. ⏤ Benjamin Franklin

  6. Picture quote by Ray Bradbury about books

    You dont have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. ⏤ Ray Bradbury

  7. Picture quote by Neil Gaiman about book

    A book is a dream that you hold in your hand. ⏤ Neil Gaiman

  8. Picture quote about reading

    Reading is dreaming with open eyes.

  9. Picture quote by Anna Quindlen about reading

    We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming. ⏤ Anna Quindlen

  10. Picture quote by Neil Gaiman about reading

    I went away in my head, into a book. ⏤ Neil Gaiman

  11. Picture quote by Jorge Luis Borges about imagination

    I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. ⏤ Jorge Luis Borges

  12. Picture quote by Unknown about reading

    If I'm ever stranded, I hope it's in a bookstore. ⏤ Unknown

  13. Picture quote by Joseph Addison about fitness

    Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. ⏤ Joseph Addison

  14. Picture quote by Francis Bacon about wisdom

    Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested. ⏤ Francis Bacon

  15. Picture quote about reading

    I was born with a reading list I will never finish.

  16. Picture quote by Neil Gaiman about read

    Read. Read anything. Read the things they say are good for your, and the things they claim are junk. You'll find what you need to find. Just read. ⏤ Neil Gaiman

  17. Picture quote by Voltaire about wisdom

    The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing. ⏤ Voltaire

  18. Picture quote by Annie Dillard about woman

    She reads books as one would breathe air to fill up and live ⏤ Annie Dillard

  19. Picture quote by Mason Cooley about reading

    Reading give us some place to go when we have to stay where we are. ⏤ Mason Cooley

  20. Picture quote by Mark Twain about thinking

    A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read. ⏤ Mark Twain

  21. Picture quote about reading

    You are what you read !

  22. Picture quote by Tim Fargo about leadership

    Leadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it. ⏤ Tim Fargo

  23. Picture quote by William Feather about book

    Finishing a good book is like leaving a good friend. ⏤ William Feather

  24. Picture quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero about need

    If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. ⏤ Marcus Tullius Cicero

  25. Picture quote by Virginia Woolf about education

    Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river. ⏤ Virginia Woolf

What are the best reading quotations?

Below you can read the best quotes about reading of all times. Some of the top sayings from famous people here to read and remember. Access the best reading quotations. Top reading sayings on images and beautiful affirmations. Enjoy and bookmark favorite ones.

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

Dr. Seuss

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.

Rene Descartes

A room without books is like a body without a soul.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

John Locke

Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book.

Jim Rohn

Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Mortimer J. Adler

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

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

Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.

Mark Haddon

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

Ray Bradbury

Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future.

Jim Bishop

I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.

Isaac Asimov

A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.

Mark Twain

We tell ourselves stories in order to live.

Joan Didion

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

Oscar Wilde

A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.

W. H. Auden

In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.

Mortimer J. Adler

Some books leave us free and some books make us free.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Robert Frost

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

Books succeed, and lives fail.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A book is the only immortality.

Rufus Choate

Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Those who do not read are no better off than those who cannot read.


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

John Waters

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

I cannot live without books.

Thomas Jefferson

My alma mater was books, a good library. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.

Malcolm X

Begin to read a book that will help you move toward your dream.

Les Brown

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

Joseph Brodsky

The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.

Katherine Mansfield

A multitude of books distracts the mind.


To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.

W. Somerset Maugham

Read in order to live.

Gustave Flaubert

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

Joseph Addison

To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.

Gaston Bachelard

Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.

Benjamin Franklin

Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers.

Steven Spielberg

Read much, but not many books.

Benjamin Franklin

Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.

Henry Ward Beecher

Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books.

Charles Caleb Colton

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

Anna Quindlen

I tell writers to keep reading, reading, reading. Read widely and deeply. And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters. And only write what you love.

Anita Diament

Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own.

Arthur Schopenhauer

The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.

Abraham Lincoln

Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes.

Edward Gibbon

You should read books like you take medicine, by advice, and not by advertisement.

John Ruskin

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.

Walt Disney

The most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.

Michael Lipsey

To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.

Arthur Schopenhauer

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor is any pleasure so lasting.

Mary Wortley Montagu

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

Harper Lee

I'm very shy really. I spend a lot of time in my room alone reading or writing or watching television.

Johnny Cash

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

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.

John Green

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.

Mark Twain

No furniture is so charming as books.

Sydney Smith

What is reading, but silent conversation.

Walter Savage Landor

From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment.

Miguel de Cervantes

No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.

George Eliot

A man ought to read just as his inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.

Samuel Johnson

Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.

Jim Rohn

There is no robber worse than a bad book.

Italian Proverbs

Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.

C. S. Lewis

The book you don't read won't help.

Jim Rohn

You can travel the world and never leave your chair when you read a book.

Sherry K. Plummer

A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.

Will Rogers

Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.

Jim Rohn

You will be the same person in five as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.

Charles ''Tremendous'' Jones

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

C. S. Lewis

With one day's reading a man may have the key in his hands.

Ezra Pound

Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.

Thomas a Kempis

Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day.


You've really got to start hitting the books because it's no joke out here.

Spike Lee

The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything.

Walt Whitman

No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.

Ezra Pound

Beware of the person of one book.

Thomas Aquinas

One sheds one's sicknesses in books -- repeats and presents again one's emotions, to be master of them.

D. H. Lawrence

I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.

William Lyon Phelps

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Logan Pearsall Smith

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, or who had ever been alive.

James Baldwin

When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.

Desiderius Erasmus

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

William Styron

Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.

Thomas Jefferson

A library is thought in cold storage.

Herbert Samuel

There are very many people who read simply to prevent themselves from thinking.

G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg

A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images.

Albert Camus

We are as liable to be corrupted by books, as by companions.

Henry Fielding

The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.

Anatole France

Never read any book that is not a year old.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind.

Wendell Phillips

Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image, but thee who destroys a good book, kills reason itself.

John Milton

There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.

Emily Dickinson

The age of the book is almost gone.

George Steiner

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.

James Russell Lowell

A book worth reading is worth buying.

John Ruskin

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

Haruki Murakami

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