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Picture quote about wisdom

Reading is dreaming with open eyes.

Picture quote by C. S. Lewis about age

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

Picture quote by Sayings about books

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

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

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

Picture quote by Benjamin Franklin about action

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

Picture quote about reading

Reading is dreaming with open eyes.

Picture quote by Neil Gaiman about book

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

Picture quote by Neil Gaiman about reading

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

Picture quote by Jorge Luis Borges about imagination

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

Picture quote by Anna Quindlen about reading

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

Picture quote by Unknown about reading

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

Picture quote by Joseph Addison about fitness

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

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

Picture quote about reading

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

Picture quote by Voltaire about wisdom

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

Picture quote by Annie Dillard about woman

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

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

Picture quote by Mason Cooley about reading

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

Picture quote by Mark Twain about thinking

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

Picture quote about reading

You are what you read !

Picture quote by William Feather about book

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

Picture quote by Virginia Woolf about education

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

Picture quote by Tim Fargo about leadership

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

Picture quote by C. S. Lewis about eating

Eating and reading are two pleasures than combine admirably. ⏤ 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. Seuss, author

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

Rene Descartes, mathematician

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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

John Locke, philosopher

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

Jim Rohn, businessman

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

Henry David Thoreau, author

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, writer

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, physicist

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

Mark Haddon, novelist

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

Ray Bradbury, writer

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

Jim Bishop, journalist

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

Isaac Asimov, scientist

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

Mark Twain, author

We tell ourselves stories in order to live.

Joan Didion, author

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

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

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

W. H. Auden, poet

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,

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

Robert Frost, poet

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Books succeed, and lives fail.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet

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, philosopher

A book is the only immortality.

Rufus Choate, lawyer

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


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

Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher

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

John Waters, director

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, writer

I cannot live without books.

Thomas Jefferson, president

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

Malcolm X, activist

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

Les Brown, motivational speaker

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

Joseph Brodsky, poet

A multitude of books distracts the mind.

Socrates, philosopher

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

W. Somerset Maugham, playwright

Read in order to live.

Gustave Flaubert, novelist

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

Katherine Mansfield, author

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, philosopher

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

Benjamin Franklin, president

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

Joseph Addison, writer

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

Steven Spielberg, director

Read much, but not many books.

Benjamin Franklin, president

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

Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman

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

Charles Caleb Colton, writer

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,

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

Anna Quindlen, journalist

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

Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher

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

Edward Gibbon, historian

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

John Ruskin, writer

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, president

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

Michael Lipsey,

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, novelist

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

Harper Lee, novelist

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

Mary Wortley Montagu, writer

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,

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, cartoonist

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

Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher

What is reading, but silent conversation.

Walter Savage Landor, poet

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

Johnny Cash, musician

No furniture is so charming as books.

Sydney Smith, clergyman

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

Miguel de Cervantes, novelist

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

Mark Twain, author

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, author

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, author

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, businessman

There is no robber worse than a bad book.

Italian Proverbs,

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

Jim Rohn, businessman

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

Jim Rohn, businessman

Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.

C. S. Lewis, writer

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, actor

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,

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

Ezra Pound, poet

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

C. S. Lewis, writer

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

Walt Whitman, poet

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

Ezra Pound, poet

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.

Voltaire, writer

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

D. H. Lawrence, novelist

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

William Lyon Phelps, educator

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?

Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman

Beware of the person of one book.

Thomas Aquinas, theologian

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

Logan Pearsall Smith, critic

The age of the book is almost gone.

George Steiner, critic

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

Albert Camus, philosopher

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

Desiderius Erasmus, philosopher

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

Spike Lee, director

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, educator

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, president

Never read any book that is not a year old.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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

G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg, scientist

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

William Styron, novelist

The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.

Anatole France, novelist

A library is thought in cold storage.

Herbert Samuel, statesman

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

Henry Fielding, novelist

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.

Victor Hugo, author

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

Haruki Murakami, writer

The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them.

Samuel Butler, poet

It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.

Victor Hugo, author

A book worth reading is worth buying.

John Ruskin, writer

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

Wendell Phillips, activist

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