171 Reading Books Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Reading Books Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life. — Mortimer J. Adler

An unread book does nobody any good. Stories happen in the mind of a reader, not among symbols printed on a page. — Brandon Mull

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading. — Logan Pearsall Smith

I've always been an avid reader. If I don't have a book in the car, I'll stop and pick one up just to have something to read. I don't even remember learning to read. — Janis Ian

I cannot live without books. — Thomas Jefferson

Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything. — Tomie dePaola

I would put books on par with chocolate, because a good book is delicious. — Nikki Giovanni

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

A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages, looking at its pictures, and living its fascinating stories goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning. — Laura Bush

Novels aren’t just happy escapes; they are slivers of people’s souls, nailed to the pages, dripping ink from veins of wood pulp. Reading the right one at the right time can make all the difference. — Brandon Sanderson

Short Reading Books Quotes

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  • The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries. — Rene Descartes
  • The great book, always open and which we should make an effort to read, is that of Nature. — Antonio Gaudi
  • A single line in the Bible has consoled me more than all the books I ever read besides. — Immanuel Kant
  • Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. — Mark Twain
  • You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. — Ray Bradbury
  • Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world. — Napoleon Bonaparte
  • The Louvre is the book in which we learn to read. — Paul Cezanne
  • The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. — Saint Augustine
  • If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. — Toni Morrison
  • I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books. — Gary Paulsen

Top 10 Reading Books Quotes

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

The Bible is not the light of the world, it is the light of the Church. But the world does not read the Bible, the world reads Christians! “You are the light of the world.” — Charles Spurgeon

Don’t you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything. — David Bowie

The great book, always open and which we should make an effort to read, is that of Nature. — Antonio Gaudi

A single line in the Bible has consoled me more than all the books I ever read besides. — Immanuel Kant

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God. — George Washington Carver

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Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. — Mark Twain

Don’t just teach your children to read… Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything. — George Carlin

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

We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement. — B. F. Skinner

Reading Books Image Quotes

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Reading books quote by Mark Twain

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. — Mark Twain

Reading books quote by Napoleon Bonaparte

Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Reading books quote by Saint Augustine

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. — Saint Augustine

Reading books quote by Gary Paulsen

I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books. — Gary Paulsen

Reading books quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Reading books quote by Jamie Lee Curtis

Don't judge a book by its cover 'til you've read the book. — Jamie Lee Curtis

Reading books quote by Jorge Luis Borges

I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books. — Jorge Luis Borges

Reading books quote by Henry David Thoreau

Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written. — Henry David Thoreau

Reading books quote by Gwendolyn Brooks

Reading is important - read between the lines. Don't swallow everything. — Gwendolyn Brooks

Reading books quote by John Bosco

Only God knows the good that can come about by reading one good Catholic book. — John Bosco

Reading books quote by Romain Rolland

No one ever reads a book. He reads himself through books. — Romain Rolland

Reading books quote by David Foster Wallace

I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it. — David Foster Wallace

Reading books quote by Jhumpa Lahiri

That's what books are for... to travel without moving an inch. — Jhumpa Lahiri

Reading books quote by Joseph Brodsky

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

Reading books quote by Kendall Jenner

It’s crazy to think North West can already read better than Kendall Jenner. — Kendall Jenner

Reading books quote by Cassandra Clare

Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read. — Cassandra Clare

Reading books quote by Lana Del Rey

They judge me like a picture book, by the colors, like they forgot to read. — Lana Del Rey

Reading books quote by John Green

Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood. — John Green

Reading books quote by B. F. Skinner

We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. — B. F. Skinner

Reading books quote by Mark Haddon

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

Reading books quote There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's bo
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.

Importance Of Reading Books Quotes

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Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. — Frederick Douglass

Read first the best books. The important thing for you is not how much you know, but the quality of what you know. — Desiderius Erasmus

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light. — Vera Nazarian

Reading books quote Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.
Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.

A Message to Children Who Have Read This Book - When you grow up and have children of your own, do please remember something important: a stodgy parent is no fun at all. What a child wants and deserves is a parent who is SPARKY. — Roald Dahl

The greatest gift is a passion for reading. — Elizabeth Hardwick

Decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. — Anna Quindlen

Reading books quote The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you
The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think.

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul. — Matthew Kelly

It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. — Katherine Paterson

Love of books is the best of all. — Jackie Kennedy

Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time. — Edwin Percy Whipple

I Love Reading Books Quotes

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The Notebook ... that’s my favorite one. I’ve read that book 30 times. It gives a true depiction of two people that are in love. — Kevin Gates

I hate to write! But I love to talk, so I'm told that when people read my books, it's like I'm there just talking with them. — Steven Gundry

I love books. I read voraciously, and I happened to have been fortunate to have been in the right place at the right time. — David Heyman

Reading books quote You dont have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop readin
You dont have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

But when I lived as a monk, solitude is often spoken of as a strength. And so the first thing I'd recommend is finding one thing that you can do every single day that brings you joy. It may be reading a book you love. It may be looking at a beautiful piece of art. — Jay Shetty

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. — George R. R. Martin

My idea of a fun night was diving into a massive pile of To Be Read pile of books stacked near my dresser... I was the girl who loved everything geeky. — Jeff Sampson

Reading books quote I went away in my head, into a book.
I went away in my head, into a book.

When I was a child I devoured every book I could get my hands on. I loved losing myself in colourful and dramatic stories - and my absolute favourite was 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.' Everything about it electrified me, and when I re-read Roald Dahl's books as an adult it surprised me. — David Walliams

My mum was never too keen on TV, so we kids all went to the library and got books out. Right from the start, I loved the works of Mark Twain. Every time I read about Tom Sawyer, I'd go out and do something low-level naughty, just like him. — John Grisham

Cambridge was a joy. Tediously. People reading books in a posh place. It was my fantasy. I loved it. I miss it still. — Zadie Smith

Just give me a comfortable couch, a dog, a good book, and a woman. Then if you can get the dog to go somewhere and read the book, I might have a little fun. — Groucho Marx

Benefits Of Reading Books Quotes

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Speak Peace sums up decades of healing and peacework. It would be hard to list all the kinds of people who can benefit from reading this book, because it's really any and all of us. — Michael N. Nagler

With all of their benefits, and there are many, one of the things I regret about e-books is that they have taken away the necessity of trawling foreign bookshops or the shelves of holiday houses to find something to read. I've come across gems and stinkers that way, and both can be fun. — J. K. Rowling

We generally learn languages for the benefit of reading the books written in them — Thomas Jefferson

Reading books quote A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.
A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.

A felon could plead "benefit of clergy" and be saved by [reading aloud] what was aptly enough termed the "neck verse", which was very usually the Miserere mei of Psalm 51. — William Hazlitt

I’m suspicious of the notion of a single book that would benefit everyone to read. — Kristin Cashore

I can't imagine myself outside any kind of social or political involvement. Yes, I'm a writer, but I live in this world, and my writing doesn't exist on a separate level. And if people know who I am and read my books, well, good; that way, if I have something more to say, then everyone benefits. — Jose Saramago

Re Reading Books Quotes

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You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go. — Dr. Seuss

Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced. — Aldous Huxley

The world needs you. It doesn't need you at a party having read a book about how to appear smart at parties - these books exist, and they're tempting - but resist falling into that trap. The world needs you at the party starting real conversations, saying, 'I don't know,' and being kind. — Charlie Kaufman

Reading books quote Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river.
Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river.

If you read a lot of books you are considered well read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you're not considered well viewed. — Lily Tomlin

I'm not interested in creating a book that is read once and then placed on the shelf and forgotten. I am very happy when people have worn out my books, or that they're held together by Scotch tape. — Richard Scarry

I never feel lonely if I've got a book - they're like old friends. Even if you're not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they're part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life. — Emilia Fox

Reading books quote Reading give us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.
Reading give us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.

I always try to treat the book itself as the artwork. I don't want you to stop while you're reading one of my books and say, 'Oh! What a gorgeous illustration!' I want you to stop at the end of the book and say, 'This is a good book. — Chris Raschka

Dance is low on the totem pole of the arts, because you're not left with a painting... a book that will stay there, a score you can read. — Jerome Robbins

Running a marathon is just like reading a good book. After a while you're just not conscious of the physical act of reading. — Frank Shorter

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms. — Angela Carter

Start Reading Books Quotes

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Invest in startups. Start a company. Create a book, podcast, video. Create a software product. go on many first dates. go to a cocktail party. read a lindy book. move to a big city. buy bitcoin. tweet. — Naval Ravikant

Pick up a lot of books. Start reading them all. Put down any book instantly that doesn’t grab you. And just keep going until you find something that speaks to you. — Naval Ravikant

If you start with the originals as your foundations, then you have enough of a worldview and understanding that you won’t fear any book. — Naval Ravikant

Reading books quote I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.
I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.

It wasn't until I started reading and found books they wouldn't let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else. — John Waters

Sometimes I’ll start reading a book in the middle because some paragraph caught my eye and I’ll just continue from there. — Naval Ravikant

Books are totally useless unless you take their advice. If you just keep reading them, thinking "that's so insightful! that changes everything," but never actually doing anything different, then pretty quickly the feeling will wear off and you'll start searching for another book to fill the void. — Aaron Swartz

Reading books quote If I'm ever stranded, I hope it's in a bookstore.
If I'm ever stranded, I hope it's in a bookstore.

I read a book twice as fast as anybody else. First, I read the beginning, and then I read the ending, and then I start in the middle and read toward whatever end I like best. — Gracie Allen

I wish I studied more religions, I wish I read the Bible, the Quran. I think as I get older, I will start to really dive into religions, just because I feel like there's truths in all of those books. Clearly. I'm saying there's truths in all of them. — J. Cole

Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. — Carol Shields

I remember when I first started being in magazines, I had pretty thin skin. I was this nerd that read books and stayed home and didn't go out. — Winona Ryder

Power Of Reading Books Quotes

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Pity the man who has a favorite restaurant, but not a favorite author. He's picked out a favorite place to feed his body, but he doesn't have a favorite place to feed his mind! — Jim Rohn

Through reading, I escaped the bad parts of my life in the South Bronx. And, through books, I got to travel the world and the universe. It, to me, was a passport out of my childhood and it remains a way - through the power of words - to change the world. — Sonia Sotomayor

Sit in a room and read--and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, mild, slow-burning rapture all the time. — Joseph Campbell

Reading books quote  There is no such thing as a child who hates to read. There are only children wh
There is no such thing as a child who hates to read. There are only children who have not found the right book.

Some people read so little they have rickets of the mind. — Jim Rohn

The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ, and we learn about Him in its pages. We know that it has great power. It has the power to change lives. It has the power to convert. If you read it with an open heart, you will know that it is the word of God and that it is true. — Henry B. Eyring

Books on prayer are good, but not good enough. As books on cooking are good but hopeless unless there is food to work on, so with prayer. One can read a library of prayer books and not be one whit more powerful in prayer. We must learn to pray, and we must pray to learn to pray. — Leonard Ravenhill

Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand. — Ezra Pound

We should be as careful of the books we read, as of the company we keep. The dead very often have more power than the living. — Tryon Edwards

If I don't have the books to read, if I don't have the information to study, how can I succeed? That's a lot of the stuff I would focus on if I was elected because I think knowledge is power. — Richard Sherman

The harm that comes to souls from the lack of reading holy books makes me shudder... What power spiritual reading has to lead to a change of course, and to make even worldly people enter into the way of perfection. — Pio of Pietrelcina

Baby Reading Books Quotes

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I usually claim that pregnant women should not read books about pregnancy and birth. Their time is too precious. They should, rather, watch the moon and sing to their baby in the womb. — Michel Odent

Children are like a book which we should write in and which we should read. — Peter Rosegger

the quote that i liked is"The moment of the baby boy is born is taught to be tough" i really liked this quote from the book that am reading because i think its the same in UAE,we teach our baby boy to be strong and to get up without crying and to depend on him self. — Steve Harvey

I won't lie. Walking into a room and seeing your girlfriend reading a baby-name book can kind of make your heart stop. — Richelle Mead

I won’t lie. Walking into a room and seeing your girlfriend reading a baby-name book can kind of make your heart stop. “I’m no expert,” I began, choosing my words carefully. “Well—actually, I am. And I’m pretty sure there are certain things we have to do before you need to be reading that. — Richelle Mead

Whenever I want to laugh, I read a wonderful book, 'Children's Letters to God.' You can open it anywhere. One I read recently said, 'Dear God, thank you for the baby brother, but what I prayed for was a puppy.' — Maya Angelou

You get to relive your childhood when you have a baby and you see these toys and these books you read when you were little - the innocence that you are able to maintain because you have to find that again in order to connect with your child keeps you in a special state of mind. — Idina Menzel

More and more people think of the critic as an indispensable middle man between writer and reader, and would no more read a book alone, if they could help it, than have a baby alone. — Randall Jarrell

before I could read, almost a baby, I imagined that God, this strange thing or person I heard about, was a book. — Jean Rhys

My point here, young couples, is that baby-having is extremely serious business, and you probably don't have the vaguest idea what you're doing, as is evidenced by the fact that you're reading a very sloppy and poorly researched book. — Dave Barry

Enjoy Reading Books Quotes

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

I just want to stay in my hotel room, read my book. I enjoy that private time. — Hope Solo

Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable. — Louisa May Alcott

I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once. — C. S. Lewis

That's what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you to another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It's geometrically progressive - all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment. — Mary Ann Shaffer

Only think about the people you enjoy. Only read the books you enjoy, that make you happy to be human. Only go to the events that actually make you laugh or fall in love. Only deal with the people who love you back, who are winners and want you to win too. — James Altucher

I have to go with what comes naturally to me. Fantasy isn't my thing. I did enjoy the Oz books when I was growing up and certainly my grandson and I read Harry Potter together. You write what you can as well as you can. — Judy Blume

There are three things that grow more precious with age; old wood to burn, old books to read, and old friends to enjoy. — Henry Ford

I didn't write with a target audience in mind. What excited me was how much I would enjoy writing about Harry. I never thought about writing for children - children's books chose me. I think if it is a good book anyone will read it. — J. K. Rowling

There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it. — Bertrand Russell

Reading Good Books Quotes

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There are a lot of good books around. People don't read any more. It's a sad state of affairs. Reading's the only thing that allows you to use your imagination. When you watch films it's someone else's vision, isn't it? — Lemmy Kilmister

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

Reading good books implants good ideas in the mind, develops good aspirations, and leads to the cultivation of good friends. — Mas Oyama

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Only God knows the good that can come about by reading one good Catholic book. — John Bosco

Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents. — Arthur Schopenhauer

My alma mater was books, a good library. — Malcolm X

Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can — Louisa May Alcott

Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too much noise. Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk. Take the phone off the hook. Work regular hours. — Jane Kenyon

He who destroys a good book kills reason itself. — John Milton

Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people-- people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book. — E. B. White

Libraries Books And Reading Quotes

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Keep reading books, but remember that a book’s only a book, and you should learn to think for yourself. — Maxim Gorky

I think you should read everything you can. In my case, by the age of 10, I'd read every book in the Omaha public library about investing, some twice. You need to fill your mind with various competing thoughts and decide which make sense. — Warren Buffett

I read,' I say. 'I study and read. I bet I've read everything you've read. Don't think I haven't. I consume libraries. I wear out spines and ROM drives. I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it. — David Foster Wallace

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I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it. — David Foster Wallace

Don't join the book burners! — Dwight D. Eisenhower

Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one. — Neil Gaiman

Don't join the book burners... Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library. — Shelby Foote

All the books we own, both read and unread, are the fullest expression of self we have at our disposal. ... But with each passing year, and with each whimsical purchase, our libraries become more and more able to articulate who we are, whether we read the books or not. — Nick Hornby

There is something so deeply visceral about libraries for me-rooms and rooms full of people dreaming and remembering. — Jacqueline Woodson

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Reading books quote by Jim Rohn

It isn’t what the book costs. It’s what it will cost you if you don’t read it. — Jim Rohn

Reading books quote by Bob Dylan

People talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations. — Bob Dylan

Reading books quote by Joseph Brodsky

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

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself. — Neil Gaiman

The prohibition of science would be contrary to the Bible, which in hundreds of places teaches us how the greatness and the glory of God shine forth marvelously in all His works, and is to be read above all in the open book of the heavens. — Galileo Galilei

You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved. — Ansel Adams

I read when I get up in the morning, when I can during the day and every single evening. Most of my weekends are spent reading great books. Books are my constant companions. If you eat three times a day you'll be fed. But if you read three times a day you'll be wise. — Shimon Peres

Medicine is learned by the bedside and not in the classroom. Let not your conceptions of disease come from words heard in the lecture room or read from the book. See, and then reason and compare and control. But see first. — William Osler

We take it for granted we know the whole story - We judge a book by its cover and read what we want between selected lines. — Axl Rose

I do not write for this generation. I am writing for other ages. If this could read me, they would burn my books, the work of my whole life. On the other hand, the generation which interprets these writings will be an educated generation; they will understand me and say: Not all were asleep in the nighttime of our grandparents. — Jose Rizal

Let books be your dining table, / And you shall be full of delights. / Let them be your mattress,/And you shall sleep restful nights — Ephrem the Syrian

The people themselves begin to clamour for an education which shall qualify their children for life rather than for earning a living. As a matter of fact, it is the man who has read and thought on many subjects who is, with the necessary training, the most capable whether in handling tools, drawing plans, or keeping books. — Charlotte Mason

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