899 Inspiring Quotes about Reading

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about reading? Inspiring Lizard has got you covered! In this article we present the 899 most beautiful reading quotes we could find. Let’s get inspired!

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I believe that reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found. By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This to me is a miracle.

— Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage

The number of books students read…is among the best indicators of student reading development.

— Mike Schmoker, Results

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

You’re never alone when you’re reading a book.

— Susan Wiggs

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.

— Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

A good book should leave you….slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.

— William Styron

reading books is great, reading pictures much better, especially those that shows you the future

— Manuel Corazzari

Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?

— Cornelia Funke

I’m pretty sure my addiction to reading has just reached a whole new level.

— Colleen Hoover, Hopeless

the Bible is only as good and decent as the person reading it.

— Dan Savage, American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics

Seeing someone reading a book you love is seeing a book recommending a person

— coolstoryreddit

I do not understand why reading the Bible in public should make others feel uncomfortable . . . it may be such an example that serves to remind them of the Book they have neglected.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

I know that books seem like the ultimate thing that’s made by one person, but that’s not true… Every reading of a book is a collaboration between the reader and the writer who are making the story up together.

— John Green

Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading sex manuals without the software.

— Arthur C. Clarke

I grew up in South Africa and I would look at maps and we were at the bottom of the world. There was this whole thing up there. I was always reading encyclopedias about the world. So travel was something I was always attracted to.

— Charlize Theron

Writing poetry and reading books causes brain damage.

— Pat Conroy, Beach Music

I’ve lowered my character with a great deal of unwholesome reading material.

— Lisa Kleypas, Devil in Spring

You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.

— Zig Ziglar

It’s not that I don’t like people. It’s just that when I’m in the company of others – even my nearest and dearest – there always comes a moment when I’d rather be reading a book.

— Maureen Corrigan, Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in Books

In fact, the Devil is delighted when we spend our time and energy defending the Bible, as long as we do not get around to actually reading the Bible.

— R.C. Sproul Jr., Believing God: Twelve Biblical Promises Christians Struggle to Accept

We only pass this way once..unless our significant other is reading the map..

— k.j. force

I believe we have an obligation to read for pleasure, in private and in public places. If we read for pleasure, if others see us reading, then we learn, we exercise our imaginations. We show others that reading is a good t

— Neil Gaiman

Well, reading Twitter’s a lot like staring at an ant farm, ” Tobey explained while wiping some cheese from his mouth. “Except without all the productivity.

— Wayne Gladstone, Notes from the Internet Apocalypse

Find a quiet place, and just read. If you’re reading an ebook, clear away everything else but your ebook reader.Then you settle into the reading, and enjoy it. Bask in the luxury of reading without distractions.

— Leo Babauta, Focus: A Simplicity Manifesto in the Age of Distraction

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

— C.S. Lewis

Jocelyn recognized reading as a sacred pastime and usually wouldn’t interrupt Clary in the middle of a book, even to yell at her.

— Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

I love to read books. I love to read anything really, even the back of the cereal box.But there is nothing that will ignite your soul like reading God’s Word.

— Rachel Wojnarowski

I am a man without many pleasures in life, a man whose few pleasures are small, but a man whose small pleasures are very important to him. One of them is eating. One reading. Another reading while eating.

— Amanda Filipacchi, Nude Men

Just because the book has sex in it doesn’t mean women are only reading it for the sexy bits.

— Jenny Trout, Say Goodbye to Hollywood

Inez and I had been in the same book club for a while. She once told me that literary theory was reading without imagination, and I’ve loved her ever since.

— John Dufresne, No Regrets, Coyote

the moment you don’t feel like praying, get on your knees. And the moment you don’t feel like reading your bible, you’d better get that Book open.

— Lori Wick, Where the Wild Rose Blooms

In the end, what makes a book valuable is not the paper it’s printed on, but the thousands of hours of work by dozens of people who are dedicated to creating the best possible reading experience for you.

— John Green

Though we loved school, we hadn’t realized how important education was until the Taliban tried to stop us. Going to school, reading and doing our homework wasn’t just a way of passing time, it was our future.

— Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

I do not have more information after reading a poem

— I have more experience.

Reading’s not a luxury, art’s not a luxury. It’s about your soul, and it’s about yourself. And if reading is a luxury, being human is a luxury

— Jeanette Winterson

When you don’t have a job (requiring reading) and you are doing your own reading you’ve got deep psychological questions. As deep as those of a little boy.

— Joseph Campbell, The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life & Work

No one wants to read poetry. You have to make it impossible for them to put the poem down–impossible for them to stop reading it, word after word. You have to keep them from closing the book.

— Muriel Rukeyser

everything happening for a reason like your reading for my words which make you know that

— Eng-Mohamed Adly

Am reading the life of Mozart and cannot help thinking that one’s capacity for suffering is in direct proportion to one’s greatness.

— Lily Koppel, The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal

According to an original reading of the Constitution and Declaration, the intrusiveness that is an inevitable part of big government is an offense against its people.

— A.E. Samaan

now, never mindthe boy who came out of that reading rooma new man, safe in the hope of what was to comein the summers of his life.

— Thabo Jijana, Failing Maths and My Other Crimes

A person could be immensely happy reading only him or the writers he loved. But that would be too easy.

— Roberto Bolaño, The Savage Detectives

Louis Braille created the code of raised dots for reading and writing that bears his name and brings literacy, independence, and productivity to the blind.

— Bob Ney

My greatest strength as a child, I realize now, was my imagination. While every other kid was reading and writing, I had seven whole hours a day to practice my imagination. When do you get that space in your life, ever?

— Barbara Corcoran

I loved this place when I was a kid. I still love it, but when I was a kid I’d take the bus down here and spend all day long reading in this room.

— Caitlín R. Kiernan, Threshold

You can tell a lot about a person’s priorities in life by reading their will.

— Steven Magee

If you want to get good in Leadership, you probably should start reading the bible.

— Alin Sav

If erotic writing is the objectification of sex, then reading is its subjectification.

— Mark John Isola

Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others.

— Antonin Artaud

In reading we have to allow the sunken meanings to remain sunken, suggested, not stated; lapsing and flowing into each other like reeds on the bed of a river

— Virginia Woolf, Selected Essays

If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that’s read by persons who move their lips when they’re reading to themselves.

— Don Marquis

No book is really worth reading at the age of 10 which is not equally worth reading at the age of 50.

— Gladys M. Hunt, Honey for a Child’s Heart

There’s a different flavor to children’s literature you read after you grow up than there was reading it as a child. Things that were sweet as a child become bitter once you grow up.

— Mizuki Nomura, Book Girl and the Wayfarer’s Lamentation

The cool thing about reading is that when you read a short story or you read something that takes your mind and expands where your thoughts can go, that’s powerful.

— Taylor Swift

I want to urge you very strongly to travel as much as you can, and to evolve yourself as an internationalist. It’s as important a part of your education as a radical as the reading of any book.

— Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian

By reading older books we get a taste of the conversation of Heaven.

— John Mark Reynolds, The Great Books Reader: Excerpts and Essays on the Most Influential Books in Western Civilization

I kept telling my mom that reading comic books would pay off.

— Joss Whedon

For me, learning is a continuous process and an all-inclusive one – reading a book, learning a musical instrument or learning the martial art called taekwondo. Teach myself something new – that’s my prayer.

— Sonu Nigam

No one will ever write a horror novel as scary as reading about my symptoms on WebMD.

— John Raptor

…you fantasize about me reading my poems to you – it doesn’t work that way – I write down everything later – living is not an after-thought…

— John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

I grew up reading ‘2000 AD’ and the occasional Transformers and GI Joe comic, but when I could finance comics myself, I lasted only a little reading superheroes.

— Ben Peek

Reading was a joy, a desperately needed escape — I didn’t read to learn, I was reading to read.

— Christian Bauman

To her, writing is making stock and reading is sipping broth, but only the spoken word is the full roasted chicken.

— Yann Martel, The High Mountains of Portugal

The world’s sewage system threatens to contaminate the stream of Christian thought. Satan will contest every hour you spend in Bible reading or prayer.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

After ten pages I felt that Nietzsche was reading me, not I him.

— David Mitchell

Though reading and conversation may furnish us with many ideas of men and things our own meditation must form our judgement.

— Isaac Watts

Considering Adrian had once gotten bored while reading while reading a particularly long menu, I had a hard time imagining he’d read the Hugo book in any language.

— Richelle Mead, The Golden Lily

Renew your mind more often by reading variety of books

— Lailah Gifty Akita

I love inscriptions on flyleaves and notes in margins, I like the comradely sense of turning pages someone else turned, and reading passages someone long gone has called my attention to.

— Helene Hanff, 84, Charing Cross Road

It is in doing things and not reading about them that results come about.

— Stephen Richards

A certain elementary training in statistical method is becoming as necessary for everyone living in this world of today as reading and writing.

— H.G. Wells, World Brain

You don’t learn anything just by reading books.You learn only by receiving blows.

— Swami Prajnanpad

Reading a script is usually as exciting as reading a boilerplate legal document, so when you read one that makes you feel as if you’re seeing the movie, you know it’s something different.

— Tom Hanks

Distraction is reading written word and when I seek to make distraction I write the words I wish to be enveloped in.

— Anastasia Bolinder

It was words and reading that had made me quiet, and being quiet had made me a mark.

— Charles M. Blow, Fire Shut Up in My Bones

It is both relaxing and invigorating to occasionally set aside the worries of life, seek the company of a friendly book…from the reading of ‘good books’ there comes a richness of life that can be obtained in no other way.

— Gordon B. Hinckley

Still reading but learning a lot about true education and the process of guiding our children in their educational pursuits.

— Oliver DeMille

You can develop positive mindset with reading of awe-inspired writings.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

The book of Jonah becomes an embarrassing and public reading of your family business. (page iii)

— Michael Ben Zehabe, A Commentary on Jonah

I suppose if I had to give a one-word answer to the question of why I read, that word would be pleasure. The kind of pleasure you can get from reading is like no other in the world.

— Wendy Lesser, Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books

In the midst of the vagaries of life, they provide us a trip to the land of goodness and fairies, of imaginations and possibilities.A childhood that wasn’t spent watching cartoons or reading comic strips, no wonder, seems too dull to imagine.

— Sanhita Baruah

There are no guarantees with love, ’ her father said, reading her mind. ‘You can’t hold some of it back, like a deposit, so you can get your money back if something goes wrong. You have to give yourself wholeheartedly, whatever the cost.

— Christine Stovell, Move Over Darling

People should train their brain by watching films, by listening music, by playing games, by reading quotes. If people do this, I can said from this a big percent from here you can become clever.

— Deyth Banger

If a book is worth reading it is worth buying.

— John Ruskin

The joy of reading with our children doesn’t stop as they, and we, get older; it simply changes.

— Paul Kropp, How to Make Your Child a Reader for Life

My mom would always read a book to me at night from when I was three. Now, I can’t go to sleep without reading a book. At the same time, once I read, it’s difficult for me to go to sleep, as I have an overactive imagination and I start thinking.

— Sonam Kapoor

…is impossible to specify what [consciousness] is, what it does, or why it evolved. Nothing worth reading has been written on it.

— Stuart Sutherland

You can never draw enough or read enough – reading about architecture, in other words.

— Michael Graves

All of us possess a reading vocabulary as big as a lake but draw from a writing vocabulary as small as a pond. The good news is that the acts of searching and gathering always expand the number of usable words.

— Roy Peter Clark, Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

Just as pilots gain practice with flight simulators, people might acquire social experience by reading fiction.

— Raymond A. Mar

I’m reading a book, because I’m brainy. No, it is a book – if you don’t know, it is like a blog except bigger.

— Craig Ferguson

I can’t think of too many things as exciting as reading a book for the first time!

— Jen Selinsky

I’m a reading addict. I can’t live without it, like someone who is addicted to drugs.

— Hugo Chávez

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

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.

— Benjamin Franklin

When you read without an open mind, you’re already filtering ideas and intended message. Selective reading contributes to wilful ignorance.

— Unarine Ramaru

For years I stopped reading beauty magazines because I couldn’t look at one without wanting to blow my brains out. How can those women look so good?

— Jamie Lee Curtis

So much of reading and writing to me is about being elsewhere, no matter how much I love where I am.

— Glen Hirshberg

In the great tradition of Paris Is Burning, bring out your library cards! Because reading is what? Fundamental!

— RuPaul

A Sunday morning spent reading the paper together, maybe drinking some mimosas, alone, and talking until noon. That would be pretty amazing. Married couples with kids will understand.

— Dierks Bentley

When people are reading a book, it’s a personal thing. They’re reading it; it’s in their own mind; it’s in their own personal space when they’re reading it.

— Kristy Swanson

How could we have forsaken the reading of the Holy Bible?

— Lailah Gifty Akita

I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.

— Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Get books, sit yourself down anywhere, and go to reading them yourself.

— Abraham Lincoln

I learned to write by reading the kind of books I wished I’d written.

— Barbara Kingsolver

When you’ve finished reading every last thing by a famous writer, literary convention holds that you move on to his or her letters, the DVD extras peddled by publishers.

— Karan Mahajan

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

— Joseph Brodsky

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

When reading a book, one hopes it doesn’t turn into a painful process. Predictable is bad enough. Laborious is acceptable if the labor produces fruit. But with painfully bad writing, all one can do is grab a hatchet, slice off its head, and bury it.

— Chila Woychik, On Being a Rat and Other Observations

My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being.

— Wole Soyinka

What are books but tangible dreams? What is reading if it is not dreaming? The best books cause us to dream the rest are not worth reading.

— Rikki Ducornet, The Fan-Maker’s Inquisition: A Novel of the Marquis de Sade

You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino’s new novel, If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller. Relax. Concentrate. Dispel every other thought. …Tell the others right away, “No, I don’t want to watch TV!… I’m reading! I don’t want to be disturbed!

— Italo Calvino

Amie frowned. ‘That’s what I can’t figure out. I mean everyone wants their happy ending, right? No one cares about reading actual literature anymore anyway. All they want is vampires and supernatural mumbo-jumbo. It’s sick, really.

— Jennifer Silverwood, Silver Hollow

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

— Johnny Cash

You can’t build rich lives simply by reading sermons or following abstract rules. Example is the best teacher. Moral improvement occurs most reliably when the heart is warmed

— David Brooks

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

— Rene Descartes

I learned easily and had time to follow my inclination for sports (light athletics and skiing) and chemistry, which I taught myself by reading all textbooks I could get.

— Robert Huber

Don’t underestimate the importance of reading and understanding God’s Word.

— Jim George

Father reading report card: One thing in your favor – with these grades you couldn’t possibly be cheating.

— Jacob Braude

Magda was reading a book by a Trappist, in a better mood, and I was sitting on the edge of the bed, fingering my useless map.

— Junot Díaz, This Is How You Lose Her

Language is a door. Words en-trance and are an entrance; they draw you in. When you read, the book you cradle disappears and the tales within unfold in your mind. Writing is a shelter of words and reading an interior adventure.

— Laurie Seidler, 22 Shelters: Lessons From Letters

You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.

— Annie Proulx

Books require titles reading them doesn’t

— Alan Moore, Lost Girls

If the body is the register of the real, then reading with one’s feet is real in a way reading with one’s eyes alone is not.

— Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

Pardon me if, reading that, I want to laugh, because you want to relieve me of a fear I’ve never had. I’ve never thought that, as they say, you eat little children.

— Jeanne D’Albret

It is well known that reading quickens the growth of a heart like nothing else.

— Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

My dad is a Jack Nicholson lookalike and a frustrated performer, my mother’s into reading and poetry. I suppose the thing I owe them most is my confidence.

— Michael Sheen

Oprah’s got good politics, she’s got a good heart, and she’ll have us all up Jazzercising at six in the morning. This cannot be a bad thing, and reading a book while we’re Jazzercising. So America would be better off if Oprah were president.

— Michael Moore

(The World isn’t anymore how you see it), think on this thought little…The world is changed just from reading this, isn’t it?

— Deyth Banger

We travel to ancient times by reading history books.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

I think sports makes for good drama because it has all the same ingredients as anything worth reading or listening to or watching. Conflict, desire, heartbreak – it’s all there.

— Jay Baruchel

Devote yourself to reading of the Holy Scriptures.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Because so many people use goodreads, it is an amazingly good—and amazingly underutilized—resource for understanding what people read, why, and how they feel about their reading experiences.

— John Green

My perfect morning is spent drinking coffee, eating porridge and reading the paper at a local cafe.

— Anton du Beke

If Kindle is upgraded with face recognition and biometric sensors, it can know what made you laugh, what made you sad and what made you angry. Soon, books will read you while you are reading them.

— Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.

— Maya Angelou

Maybe reading was just a way to make her feel less alone, to keep her company. When you read something you are stopped, the moment is stayed, you can sometimes be there more fully than you can in your real life.

— Helen Humphreys, Coventry

I remember reading ‘The Hobbit’ on a car trip from Ohio to Mississippi and getting out at a rest-stop in Mississippi and feeling jet-lagged at my return from Middle-earth.

— Garth Risk Hallberg

When reading dies, the imagination soon follows.

— Ronnie Ray Jenkins

I like solitary pursuits, such as reading or pottering about in the garden.

— Hayley Mills

worksheets – the archenemy of abundant, purposeful reading (and discussion and writing).

— Mike Schmoker, Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning

A book isn’t worth reading if it’s not worth discussing.

— Rick Holland

If after reading this book you come to my home and brutally murder me, I do not blame you.

— Jesse Andrews, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

I have enjoyed most particularly reading the correspondence between Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss. The genuine friendship, competitiveness and support that thread through their communications are life lessons for us all.

— Jessye Norman

A book is indeed dead until a reader brings it into life by reading it.

— Aman Jassal, Rainbow – the shades of love

There was a naked jock on my bed and a thing with tentacles coming out of my toilet. One of these things did not belong, and if you tell me that it was the naked jock, you shouldn’t be reading this story.

— Johnny Murdoc, The Horror in Dunwich Hall!

When I read a book, I put in all the imagination I can, so that it is almost like writing the book as well as reading it – or rather, it is like living it. It makes reading so much more exciting

— Dodie Smith

Despereaux was reading the story out loud to himself. He was reading from the beginning so that he could get to the end…

— Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux

We believed in the existence in this country of a vast reading public for intelligent books at a low price and staked everything on it.

— Allen Lane

He had been inspired to start a career in the porn industry after reading the incredible tale of a Japanese man who avenged the death of his sister by going down on her best friend for seven days and seven nights.

— Mark Jackman, Shadow of the Badger

A rain forest springs from the droppings of animals and grows greater than any cultivated garden; likewise, a great mass of literary skill springs from the droppings of writers that cross our minds through the reading we do.

— Agona Apell

He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the even more refined accomplishments of skipping and skimming.

— Arthur Balfour

Gen-Ys are delusional; Most people are not special—otherwise “special” wouldn’t mean anything. Even right now, most of Gen-Ys reading this are thinking, “Good point. But I actually am one of the few special ones”—and this is the problem.

— Tim Urban

There were two girls in a room. They were reading a book… Look again, and the room is empty. The end of the story will have to wait.

— Kelly Link, Pretty Monsters: Stories

What is reading but silent conversation?

— Walter Savage Landor

All this time I thought you were reading to escape the world, but now I know, you didn’t read to escape it; you read to discover it.

— Brittainy C. Cherry, The Silent Waters

The attraction of reading is that it allows you to live, for a few hours, as someone else—grants you access to their head, their thoughts, their secrets.

— Alessandra Torre

How can you not love reading? It’s wonderful. An excursion, an adventure… an escape from reality.’ She adored reading and had a hard time grasping anyone not loving it.

— Robin Caroll, Injustice For All

I don’t like reading things that people say on the Internet because I know so much of it is not true. I don’t want to waste my time worrying about what other people are thinking. I just want to focus on being able to do cool projects.

— Lily Collins

It is important that you never place limitations on learning, personal growth, traveling, reading and making a positive difference in your life and others.

— Tasha Hoggatt

Drink nothing without seeing it sign nothing without reading it.

— Spanish proverb

The young open the paper to forget about life by reading the funny strips. The old do it to forget about death by reading other people’s obits. My advice: don’t open the paper and go on with your life.

— Gabriel Bá, Daytripper

To prohibit the reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.

— Claude Adrien Helvétius

Just as you dress for the occasion you should undress when reading erotica.

— Chloe Thurlow, Katie in Love

The pleasure of reading is the greatest solitude.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

I’m definitely of the ‘Harry Potter’-transfigured-me-into-a-reader-and-writer generation. And that’s really all I read throughout my teen years, because I really devoted all my time to writing and reading friends’ fan-fiction.

— Adam Silvera

I don’t know when reading books became the most essential thing about me, but it happened over the years and I found myself the most willing servant of what I considered a rich habit.

— Pat Conroy, A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life

Write something worth reading and your voice will be heard.

— Teresa Mummert

I don’t think there is such a thing as a bad book for children . . . do not discourage children from reading because you feel they are reading the wrong thing. Fiction you do not like is the gateway drug to other books you may prefer.

— Neil Gaiman

So he earns your undying love by reading a book under a tree?” Cole said dryly. “Why didn’t I ever try that approach? I like books and trees.

— Brodi Ashton

I was persisting in reading my present environment in the light of my old one.

— Richard Wright, Black Boy

Few people actually read. Instead, everyone likes pretending they read. If we spent as much time reading as we say we do, we’d be grossly overweight and depressed.

— Dan Wilbur, How Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life

In one sense, reading is a great waste of time. In another sense, it is a great extension of time, a way for one person to live a thousand and one lives in a single lifespan, to watch the great impersonal universe at work again and again

— Mary Ruefle, Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures

In reading we live hundreds lives, in writing we live thousands of lives.

— R.M. Donaldson

Poetry helps heal wounds.Makes them tangible.At the poetry reading I reada poem.A prophecy I wrote down. Almost couldn’t go through with it.But it came outhurried and hotand by the endmy tongue was on fire.

— Isabel Quintero, Gabi, a Girl in Pieces

As centuries of dictators have known, an illiterate crowd is the easiest to rule; since the craft of reading cannot be untaught once it has been acquired, the second-best recourse is to limit its scope.

— Alberto Manguel, A History of Reading

If you are reading this… I’m dead so far probably or still alive who knows?It’s bad day in bad time, I can tell this for sure!

— Deyth Banger

My folks refused to have more than four children after reading that every fifth child born in the world is Chinese.

— Anonymous

Cleaning and breathing rival the practice of gardening or reading in their passive difficulty.

— Mark Sherman Smeester

Librarians were like guardian angels, with graying hair and beady eyes, magnified through reading glasses, and always read to recommend new literary windows to gaze through.

— Ellen Hopkins, Burned

The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy it lasts when all other pleasures fade.

— Anthony Trollope

I’ve a very simple yet powerful present for you the one reading this. – I LOVE YOU.

— Nurudeen Ushawu

You will learn more about writing from one hour of reading than you will in six hours of writing.

— John McAleer

When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books. You will be reading meanings.

— W.E.B. Du Bois

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

— Oscar Wilde

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

— Mark Twain

Seeing what someone’s reading is like seeing the first derivative of their thinking.

— Ben Casnocha, The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career

I’ve never listened to music lying down. Listening’s reading if you close your eyes.Music’s a wood you walk through.

— David Mitchell

I’m old-fashioned and think that reading books is the most glorious pastime that humankind has yet devised.

— Wisława Szymborska, Nonrequired Reading

I am forever an advocate of books, both the reading of them and the writing. There is something sacred to me in that community. Because writing–and reading–is a solitary business. And it’s good to know I’m not alone.

— Shannon Celebi

If you are a woman, reading my tale, learn to fight for your rights and the respect you deserve as a human being. But, if you are a man, reading my tale, learn to respect women and, likewise, advocate for them.

— Yanan Melo, Aggressing the Predatory Lions

It was a scary thought. A man could be surrounded by poetry reading and not know it.

— Richard Russo, Nobody’s Fool

Take all that you can of this book upon reason, and the balance on faith, and you will live and die a happier man. (When a skeptic expressed surprise to see him reading a Bible)

— Abraham Lincoln

She had the bizarre feeling of time bending all around her, as though she was from the past reading about the future, or from the future reading about the past.

— Mohsin Hamid, Exit West

And it occurred to her that reading was, among other things, a muscle and one that she had seemingly developed. She could read the novel with ease and great pleasure, laughing at remarks, they were hardly jokes, that she had not even noticed before.

— Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

Fear of confronting emotions is like fear of reading road signs.

— Sam Owen, 500 Relationships And Life Quotes: Bite-Sized Advice For Busy People

I shall never exchange reading for riches.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

The answer of understanding more books… is reading more. That’s the answer or read more creepypasta or listen to creepypasta.

— Deyth Banger

You know the people, ” said Pamela, “who say, ‘Of course I love reading, but I’ve no time, alas!’ as if everyone who loves reading doesn’t make time.

— O. Douglas, Penny Plain

Being in your head is when you analyze, control and overthink. Run on thoughts, worry, talking but not listening, taking all the workshops and reading all the books, but not experiencing it’s message.

— Eileen Anglin

From the moment I picked up your book until I put it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.

— Groucho Marx

I find great consolation in having a lot of poetry books around. I believe that writing poetry and reading it are deeply intertwined. I’ve always delighted in the company of the poets I’ve read.

— Edward Hirsch

When reading a book, you are sold what some writer thought. When reading a newspaper, you are sold what someone did, and, what some advertiser made.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

The person doing the learning is the person writing the book as much as the person reading it.

— Geoff Dyer

You can renew your mind and revive spirit by reading great stories.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

I am completely unflustered by whichever medium people choose to read my words. I’m just delighted they’re reading them at all!

— Sara Sheridan

If you are reading this, you will get what you want. Believe in yourself and that’s inspiration.

— Chandan Sharma

Don’t get me wrong, I love watching episodes of my favorite shows on Hulu and reading the daily trash on PageSix, but I also embrace the opportunity to settle down with a good book and let my mind travel to another place and time.

— Rachel Nichols

At 14, 15 years old, I started reading ‘Backstage’ regularly. Eventually, I got enough courage to look at the auditions section.

— Leslie Odom, Jr.

The cure to eliminate fake news is that people stop reading 140-character tweets and start reading 600-page books.

— Piero Scaruffi

For life is too short to resign ourselves to reading poorly written books and sleeping with women we don’t love.

— Anne Garréta, Not One Day

Using someone else’s kitchen feels a little like reading their diary. I’m so anxious.

— Yuhta Nishio, After Hours, Vol. 1

The whole business of reading English Literature in two years, to know it in any reputable sense of the word – let alone your learning to write English – is, in short, impossible.

— Arthur Quiller-Couch

Remember, when you don’t know what to do, it never hurts to play Scrabble. It’s like reading the I Ching or tea leaves.

— Kelly Link

Learning and reading will enrich your life with wisdom for living.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

The difference between reading a good book and Facebook, is that a good book is always hard to put down, whereas on Facebook it’s become too easy to put anyone down.

— Anthony T. Hincks

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

— Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

Don’t be discouraged or complacent; keep reading it, keep sharing it because it’s God’s page opened in your life!

— Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Cry while writing it, and readers will cry while reading it.

— A.D. Posey

College: two hundred people reading the same book. An obvious mistake. Two hundred people can read two hundred books.

— John Cage, M: Writings ’67-’72

Each time we come to a book we give it a different reading because we bring a different person to it. It is not you who reads the book, the book reads you

— Jack Lasenby, The Shaman And The Droll

We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming, our own consciousness in someone else’s mind.

— Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life

[B]riefing is not reading. In fact it is the antithesis of reading. Briefing is terse, factual and to the point. Reading is untidy, discursive and perpetually inviting. Briefing closes down a subject, reading opens it up.

— Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

His reading suggested a man swimming in the sea among the wreckage of his ship, and trying to save his life by greedily clutching first at one spar and then at another.

— Anton Chekhov

Stay inspired by feeding your mind with positive, healthy, mental food through reading or listening to good inspirational, motivational, and educational material.

— Mensah Oteh

The joy of reading is sacred pleasure.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Without a clear-cut vision and a proper reading of the roadmap we may not reach the buoyant shores of the horizon. If we only keep looking into the middle distance, we might easily walk straight into the wall. (“Change of Vision”)

— Erik Pevernagie

The first step of grace to seek knowledge begins with the reading of the Holy Scripture.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

My negotiation skills are are on par with George Bush’s reading ability. And just like Dubya, every time I’ve tried to put forth an effort, I am reminded that my only true strength lies in drinking.

— Chelsea Handler, Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea

If you’re reading this…Congratulations, you’re alive.If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what is.

— Chad Sugg, Monsters Under Your Head

Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is there reading makes it more.

— John Harington

Instead of sniping at her like Mrs. Mi, Mrs. Ting let my mother do all sorts of things she wanted, like reading novels: before, reading a book without a Marxist cover would bring down a rain of criticism about being a bourgeois intellectual.

— Jung Chang, Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

Not a single person has died of boredom reading this book.

— Nicole Fende, How to be a Finance Rock Star

I’ve never known any trouble than an hour’s reading didn’t assuage.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

Like Wollstonecraft, Austen rejects the notion that ‘man was made to reason, woman to feel.’ Perhaps Austen was tired of reading passages in conduct books suggesting that young women were innately sensitive, quivering, emotional messes.

— Emily Auerbach

I’d park myself in the bookstore and read with one eye on everyone coming in. I remember reading a Robert Bly book of poetry.

— Sally Mann

I have learned through dreams more wisdom, than by reading hundreds of books.

— Kristian Goldmund Aumann

All the successful personalities had one common element, they all liked reading books.

— Amit Kalantri

I spend my happiest hours in reading Vedantic books. They are to me like the light of the morning, like the pure air of the mountains – so simple, so true, if once understood.

— Max Muller

I think reading is part of the birthright of the human being

— LeVar Burton

Devote yourself to reading of Scriptures.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

I always thought the joy of reading a book is not knowing what happens next. (Leonard Shelby, Memento)

— Christopher Nolan

It is the man who loves reading books who gets to know himself

— Ndiritu Wahome, The Sad Artist and Other Fairytales

If I read enough about one country I sometimes found that the intensity of the reading removed by desire to travel there.

— Paul Theroux

You will find most books worth reading are worth reading twice.

— John Lothrop Motley

Being with her always felt like gazing the stars and into the infinity, reading a book which never ends. She had no boundaries, all she knew was to shine, and live without any walls around her on every page.

— Akshay Vasu

By reading quotes i realized that some of them containing simple words, but this simple words could change our lives.how if we read the holy Quran That has the best words , it will change our lives and Our death .Thank God that I was born Muslim

— Abood Dweik

I’ve stopped reading about the death of books because it’s wasteful and morbid and insulting to the authors, agents, publishers, booksellers, critics, and readers that keep the world community of fiction interesting.

— Patrick deWitt

We do tend to believe things while we’re hearing or reading them. Afterwards, it’s another matter, when the book is closed and the voice stops speaking.

— Javier Marías, Los enamoramientos

For me, reading begins at home.

— Soraya Diase Coffelt

I’ve been reading poetry publicly for 20 years, and this is what you do – you express, you sometimes dig a bit to get a conversation started. That’s the point of poetry. You’re supposed to go, ‘Hmmmm, ‘ and ‘Woooh!’

— Jill Scott

You’re reading one of those books in which the author is in love with the reader. My life.

— Saleem Sharma

Arguing with a woman is like reading the Software License Agreement. In the end, you ignore everything and click I agree.

— Eyden I., Kiss Friendzone Goodbye

Listening to Led Zeppelin’s Heartbreaker while reading your own book, sipping a beer after midnight, is a satisfying feeling…however fleeting.

— Jonathan Heatt

Mice: But reading all the good writers might discourage you.Y.C.: Then you ought to be discouraged.

— Ernest Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway on Writing

…he had to comfort himself with the firm conviction that most of what he objected to in Mohawk and the world at large was not the result of people reading the wrong books, but rather of not reading any at all.

— Richard Russo, Mohawk

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, The Uncommon Reader

Compulsive reading relieves the anxiety that comes from tramping through the forest of meditation in search of clearings.

— Sylvain Tesson, Dans les forêts de Sibérie

My life is a reading list.

— John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

… going out late at night and laying in the dewy field and reading a Kurt Vonnegut book by moonlight.

— John Green, Looking for Alaska

After reading a book, you become someone else: Now you are not you, but you plus the book!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

All writers begin as readers, and the ones worth reading continue life as more prolific readers than writers.

— Thomas Swick

Happiness is.. reading a novel with your Bestie.

— Vikrmn, 10 Alone

I read usually in the morning, in my kitchen at breakfast – a short reading time, usually poetry. I read in bed every night. I usually get in bed pretty early with a book, and I read until I can’t prop my eyes open anymore – sometimes rather late.

— Sue Monk Kidd

It’s really unfair to working women in America who read celebrity news and think, ‘Why can’t I lose weight when I’ve had a baby?’ Well, everyone you’re reading about has money for a trainer and a chef. That doesn’t make it realistic.

— Rachel Zoe

…but I preferred reading the American landscape as we went along. Every bump, rise, and stretch in it mystified my longing.

— Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Interpreting dreams for Iranians was just as much a sacrament as reading coffee cups was for Turks

— Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams

She thought a writer should work harder writing a book than she did reading it.

— Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot

If you are not reading and thinking, it means that your windows looking to the ocean are closed!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

His green eyes blazed with desire; such a different look than I’d known before. Chase had studied me, reading my feelings. Tucker was only trying to see his own reflection. Disturbing on several levels.

— Kristen Simmons, Article 5

I will gladly accept any and all books, however. A person can never have too much reading material. Especially on a fall or winter evening. If you’re feeling extra generous, you may include tea. I love a unique blend.

— Kerri Maniscalco, Hunting Prince Dracula

The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading in order to write. A man will turn over half a library to make a book.

— Samuel Johnson

This must be what an addict feels like, I think, trying to fight the pull of one last, quick read. My fingers itch toward the binding, and finally, with a sigh of regret, I just grab the book and open it, hungrily reading the story.

— Jodi Picoult, Between the Lines

Having had this kind of binge reading relationship with online content for 15 years we’re starting to think ‘Hang on, we only have finite time and there is infinite content’.

— Seb Emina

I love reading poetry, and yet, at this point, the thought of writing a poem, to me, is tantamount to figuring out a trigonometry question.

— Jhumpa Lahiri

Always be reading something, he said. Even when we’re not physically reading. How else will we read the world? Think of it as a constant.

— Ali Smith, Autumn

By reading so much, my vocabulary automatically improved along with my comprehension.

— Ben Carson, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

I remember failing reading in school at a young age, and you just kinda get left behind and I felt helpless.

— Kevin O’Leary

Literature has the ability to open up a whole new world to children, but we need to have a share in helping them to find that door and open it with them. Let’s set the example and help to foster this love of reading in our little ones.

— Carmela Dutra

I love stories that suck you in, that you can’t stop reading because you are quite simply there.

— Sara Sheridan

Any serious reading of the Bible means personal involvement in it, not symbol mental agreement with abstract propositions. And involvement is dangerous, because it leaves one open to unforeseen conclusions.

— Megan McKenna, The New Stations of the Cross: The Way of the Cross According to Scripture

The reading of great books awaken and brightens the light of my soul.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

I like to think I’ve written something worth reading when I cry the tears of the characters.

— Carla H. Krueger

You should spend more time reading the Good Book and less reading all those novels. What are you going to tell the Lord on Judgement Day when He asks you why you didn’t read your bible?

— Jennifer Donnelly, A Northern Light

And the candle by the light of which she had been reading that book filled with anxieties, deceptions, grief and evil, flared up brighter than ever, lit up for her all that had once been darkness, sputtered, grew dim and went out for ever.

— Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Everyone in the South has no time for reading because they are all too busy writing.

— William Faulkner

He that loves reading has everything within his reach.

— William Godwin

He chuckled. She turned to see what was funny and nearly had a heart attack. He was holding one hot-pink-and-white mug while reading it, the other sitting on the counter: ‘Men should be like my curtains, easy to pull and well hung.

— Terry Spear, SEAL Wolf In Too Deep

You should always have 2 books…the one you’re reading and the one you’re writing.

— Sterling W. Sill

You’re either reading a book or you’re not.

— Jonathan Franzen

By reading can make you more clever

— Herman Sahdi

The burning lamp is found in reading books.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

I love reading I know it’s very important and I respect anyone that is patient enough to do it.

— Stanley Victor Paskavich

Why are fanatics so terrified of girls’ education? Because there’s no force more powerful to transform a society. The greatest threat to extremism isn’t drones firing missiles, but girls reading books.

— Nicholas Kristof

The magic of reading happens when an author’s written work strings you along until your imagination, aware of your wants, molds the tale into an extraordinary world to be visited frequently—perhaps dwelt in for years.

— Richelle E. Goodrich

…I used to think if you read enough books you’d automatically know how to do everything the right way. But reading and doing are not the same at all.

— Judy Blume, Forever . . .

The influence of early books is profound. So much of the future lies on the shelves. Early reading has more influence than any religious teaching.

— Graham Greene, A Sort Of Life

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

— René Descartes

People fight over religion, because they don’t understand religion. They think reading a few Bibles, Qurans and Vedas makes them religious. Books are not religion my friend. Real religion is realization of the Self.

— Abhijit Naskar

Am reading more of Oscar Wilde. What a tiresome, affected sod.

— Noël Coward

In fact, in many ways my mother was quite hippy-dippy, serving macrobiotic food and reading ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.’

— Kristin Scott Thomas

Remember that reading these quotes will not change your life. These quotes only work to push you in the right direction. You are the only one who can change you.

— Avina Celeste

Collect books, even if you don’t plan on reading them right away. Filmmaker John Waters has said, “Nothing is more important than an unread library.

— Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.

— Ursula K. Le Guin, Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places

King Arthur’s Knights had been the first book Arthur had read late at night under the covers with a torch…it was he supposed, thinking back on it, the first book that had showed him what reading was really all about.

— Charlie Lovett, The Lost Book of the Grail

The world believes it was built by love but reading Shah Jahan’s own words on the Taj, one could say it was grief that built the Taj Mahal and it was sorrow that saw it through sixteen years till completion.

— Aysha Taryam, The Opposite of Indifference: A Collection of Commentaries

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

Have you tried reading the Holy Scripture?

— Lailah Gifty Akita

In reading we must become creators.

— Madeleine L’Engle

The days weren’t long enough for the reading she wanted to do.

— Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

A good reading strengthens the soul.

— Toba Beta

The infant New York Times boasted that no newspaper printing what was really worth reading ever perished for lack of readers.

— Harold Holzer, Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion

As a boy, reading was my religion. It helped me to discover my soul. Later, writing helped me to record its journey.

— Ruskin Bond, The Lamp is Lit: Leaves from a Journal

My between-books strategy was reading voraciously and on a whim.

— Erik Larson, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

People who love reading get an instantly warm feeling in their bellies when they hear others describe getting comfortable with a good book.

— Carla H. Krueger

Not reading poetry amounts to a national pastime here.

— Phyllis McGinley

Can you tell me what happened?”Her lips thinned as she shook her head. “‘Tis not a happy tale.””You have me reading a book about a girl who tries to kill an entire town. Anything else at this point would be a pick me up.

— Jenny B. Jones, There You’ll Find Me

A storyteller, a displaced poet, will absorb reading differently.

— Richard Brookhiser, Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

Have you been reading those books that clueless illiterate Duja in charge of the lending library lets you borrow?’ ‘No, Ma.’ ‘Then what put you in mind of devils possessing nuns to take over the church?

— Renita D’Silva, Monsoon Memories

I love the pleasure of reading poetry.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

These girls probably use double negatives and watch “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila” with their babies instead of reading Eric Carle.

— Natalie Taylor

I started reading my manuscripts out loud, to hear what they sounded like. If the text flows with little effort, then I am satisfied, but if I keep stumbling and stuttering while I read, then I rewrite.

— Gudjon Bergmann, The Author’s Blueprint

A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.

— C.S. Lewis, Letters of C. S. Lewis

And as is often the case, the people who would benefit the most from reading a book like this are the ones least likely to buy and read it. For you, however, this chapter will serve as a sterling reminder to make your manners shine.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Action: 8 Ways to Initiate & Activate Forward Momentum for Positive Impact

Being a Christian, for some other people, is not cool-praying, reading bible, lifting your hands while singing Christian songs, listening to a boring sermon? But would it still be cool if you’re already in hell? Think about that.

— Aby Santos

Anytime I’m not reading my Bible or praying, I feel like I’m wasting my time. [Mark’s brother-in-law, Matt ________, speaking]

— Mark Batterson, A Trip Around the Sun: Turning Your Everyday Life Into the Adventure of a Lifetime

It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.

— C.S. Lewis

A wiry crewman named Kobis sat at the end of a couch, reading a book in the low light, clearly relishing the closest thing he ever found to peace and quiet

— V.E. Schwab

Read something worth writing about or write something worth reading about

— Anonymous

Aunt Syl must have conveniently stopped reading the childhood fairy tales when the knight left the damsel in distress to pursue a better damsel out of my bedtime routine.

— Rachel Higginson, Endless Magic

We as authors sign a pact with our readers they’ll go on reading because they trust us to play fair with them and deliver what we’ve promised.

— Pamela Glass Kelly, From Inspiration to Publication: How to Succeed as a Children’s Writer: Advice from 15 Award Winning Writers

Live a life worth reading about. Then write it.

— Chris Campanioni, Death of Art

I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that.

— Gillian Anderson

Doctors of ancient times used to recommend reading to their patients as a physical exercise on an equal level as walking, running, or ball-playing.

— Jean Leclercq

We feel the same emotions for our ideas as we do for the real world, which is why we can cry while reading a book, or fall in love with movie stars.

— Roger Ebert

Great writing is always rewriting or revisionism, and is founded on a reading that clears space for the self.

— Harold Bloom, The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages

My idea of a great night is just stayin’ home, reading or playing video games. I’m about as boring as they come, Sorena. I ain’t ever been into stress or drama or excitement. Shit, I’d kill for a nap most days.

— Alisha Ashton

It is a dangerous thing to substitute reading or writing for living. Live first, then write.

— Kamand Kojouri

Reading as an adult, for pleasure, is infinitely better than reading the stuff assigned to you back in school. You get to choose what you want to read.

— Lisa Bloom, Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World

Owning a book is a third of the goal. The others are actually reading it and applying it.

— Israel Wayne

Through our reading we can travel to other times and other places, into other peoples minds and hearts and souls: it is a transcendent experience.

— Louise DeSalvo, Writing As A Way Of Healing: How Telling Stories Transforms Our Lives

After all my years of playing soldiers, and then of reading History, I have almost a mania to be in the East, to see fighting, and to serve.

— Wilfred Owen

There are two types of encryption: one that will prevent your sister from reading your diary and one that will prevent your government.

— Bruce Schneier

I didn’t want to die – not before I’d finished reading The Return of the Native anyhow.

— Siegfried Sassoon, Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

My early and invincible love of reading I would not exchange for the treasures of India.

— Edward Gibbon

We encounter great souls by reading great books.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

For students of every ability and background, it is the simply miraculous act of reading a good book that turns them into readers. The job of adults who care about reading is to move heaven and earth to put that book into a child’s hands.

— Nancy Atwell

There’s no better way to inform and expand you mind on a regular basis than to get into the habit of reading good literature.

— Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This is to me is a miracle.

— Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage

She was the kind of shopkeeper who finishes the paragraph she is reading before waiting on the customer.

— Cornell Woolrich, Marihuana

Low and behold what comes of reading too many romance novels.

— Kellyn Roth, The Dressmaker’s Secret

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government has grown out of too much government.

— John Sharp Williams

Computers allow us to squeeze the most out of everything, whether it’s Google looking up things, so I guess that tends to make us a little lazy about reading books and doing things the hard way to understand how those things work.

— Buzz Aldrin

It’s not my fault you have the attention span of a gnat, capable of only thumbing through the crap on Facebook, instead of reading something of worth that can change your life. No, I’m not talking about Oprah’s or Ellen’s book either.

— Dara Reidyr

…And if reading could banish the idea for even half an hour, it was something gained.

— Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

If you begin reading your Bible daily, you will develop a positive mindset, positive attitude and positive action.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

If you want to fight the evil you see in finance and industry, get to work reading the corporate filings, see if there has been fraud, and where you find it, report it to the SEC or write about it or blog about it.

— Ben Stein

The library was open for one hour after school let out. I hid there, looking at art books and reading poetry.

— Lynda Barry

It’s not a good idea to cut back indiscriminately on what you read. The reason is that reading can save you time, because it gives you the opportunity to learn from other people’s experience.

— Kathryn Alesandrini, Survive Information Overload: The 7 Best Ways to Manage Your Workload by Seeing the Big Picture

. . .sometimes reading the same page over and over, until one sleepy afternoon something clicked, like a lock unlocking, and she saw those printed doors swing open on a vast house of words.

— Ken Kesey, Sometimes a Great Notion

I am a passionate reader.New interested books keep adding on my reading list. My wildest dream is to complete reading all the books.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

No matter how much I care for you, you have to do your own growing – it’s your personal responsibility. Muscles do not grow by reading but by lifting weights. Exam grades do not improve by wishing but by studying.

— Archibald Marwizi, Making Success Deliberate

Desultory reading is delightful, but to be beneficial, our reading must be carefully directed.

— Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

It’s like she has some sort of captivating fire in her eyes. Sometimes she’ll look at me and I feel like she’s staring into my soul, reading everything I’m trying to keep hidden.

— Kiki Archer, But She Is My Student

The dull people decided years and years ago, as everyone knows, that novel-writing was the lowest species of literary exertion, and that novel reading was a dangerous luxury and an utter waste of time.

— Wilkie Collins, My Miscellanies

You should spend more time reading the Good Book and less reading all those novels. What are you going to tell the Lord on Judgement Day when He asks you why you didn’t read your bible? Hmm?” I said. To myself.

— Jennifer Donnelly, A Northern Light

When I write, I’m still imagining a kid reading it on paper. I read e-books when I travel, but in general I still prefer holding an old-fashioned book in my hands. There’s a special, tactile experience.

— Rick Riordan

The better the school library, the higher the reading scores.

— Stephen D. Krashen

A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed in keeping rabbits.

— Edith Sitwell

The art of reading between the lines is as old as manipulated information.

— Serge Schmemann

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in reading a good novel, must be incredibly stupid

— Jane Austen

I’m a strong nonbeliever in the Christmas letter where you don’t really read it because it’s just full of kind of meaningless information. It doesn’t really resonate to the person reading it, but it means so much to the person that wrote it.

— B. D. Wong

If You have a good reading habit, then you become a good thinker

— Muhammad Hassam

always enjoying reading books

— Belal Fadl

My family didn’t have money to travel, so reading was how I knew about the world. It made me hungry to have more experiences than just what I could possibly experience in Arkansas.

— Mary Steenburgen

I really need to restructure my life so I can spend more time reading abstracts and less time punching dinosaurs.”- Atomic Robo

— Brian Clevinger, Atomic Robo and the Shadow from Beyond Time

It’s better not to know authors personally, because the real person never corresponds to the image you form of him from reading his books.

— Italo Calvino, If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler

An hour spent reading is one stolen from paradise.

— Thomas Wharton

My mother taught me that reading is a kind of work, and that every paragraph merits exertion, and in this way, I learned how to absorb difficult books.

— Hope Jahren, Lab Girl

I see all of us reading ourselves away from ourselves, straining in circles of light to find more light until the line of words becomes a trail of crumbs that we follow across a page of fresh snow

— Billy Collins, Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems

Men do everything that men do, from waging war to reading books, for one purpose only: to get laid.

— David Burr Gerrard, Short Century: A Novel

To start speaking my language start reading what I read… start reading what I have written. Listen to what I have listened.

— Deyth Banger

I’ve developed a great reputation for wisdom by ordering more books than I ever had time to read, and reading more books, by far, than I learned anything useful from, except, of course, that some very tedious gentlemen have written books.

— Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

You know how it is when you’re reading a book and falling asleep, you’re reading, reading… and all of a sudden you notice your eyes are closed? I’m like that all the time.

— Steven Wright

Dying for someone is easy.” J.T. murmured now; as if reading my mind.”Living for yourself, that’s hard.

— Lisa Gardner, Catch Me

I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.

— Steven Wright

As a kid, I was definitely a DC guy. I started reading big time in the ’80s at the height of the Wolfman/Perez ‘New Teen Titans.’ That was definitely the book that hooked me.

— Jason Aaron

It is difficult when reading the description of certain fictional characters not at the same time to imagine the real-life acquaintances who they most closely, if often unexpectedly, resemble.

— Alain de Botton, How Proust Can Change Your Life

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book. I’ll waste no time reading it.

— Moses Hadas

I thought I’d begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare but then I thought Why should I? He never reads any of mine.

— Spike Milligan

It is infinitely more useful for a child to hear a story told by a person than by computer. Because the greatest part of the learning experience lies not in the particular words of the story but in the involvement with the individual reading it.

— Frank Smith

I wasn’t reading poetry because my aim was to work my way through English Literature in Prose A–Z.But this was diff

— Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

But by that time Lady Harman had acquired the habit of reading and the habit of thinking over what she read, and from that it is an easy step to thinking over oneself and the circumstances of one’s own life. The one thing trains for the other.

— H.G. Wells, The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

I am ashamed to say this, but as a child, neither my parents not my teachers pushed me to read. In fact, I did not read an entire book through until I was a grown man and had learned the awesome power of reading on my own.

— Daniel Whyte III

Desire may cease once the desired person or object is acquired. The desire of reading doesn’t cease once a book is read, however extraordinary this one was.

— Gabrielle Dubois

Our knowledge is limited. However, reading augments our knowledge.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

We see that that ritual of reading every evening at the end of the bed when they were so little–set time, set gestures– was like a prayer.

— Daniel Pennac, Comme un roman

If you feel like you’re drowning, don’t forget that it is just a feeling; it will pass with love and care. If you’re actually drowning, then how are you reading this?

— Dani N M.

I think very long and hard about every possibly offensive joke I want to make. I really hate mean humor and would hate to make anyone reading my jokes feel truly bad.

— Megan Amram

A few hours spent reading a book is better than a lifetime of ignorance.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

The very practice of reading [the Bible] will have a purifying effect upon your mind and heart. Let nothing take the place of this daily exercise.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

My morning routine is quite common: I have breakfast at home while reading the newspaper, I take a shower, get dressed, a spray of cologne, and I am ready to go!

— Domenico Dolce

God speak to us through dreams, prayer and reading of Holy Bible.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

I started out in life as a poet; I was only writing poetry all through my 20s. It wasn’t until I was about 30 that I got serious about writing prose. While I was writing poems, I would often divert myself by reading detective novels; I liked them.

— Paul Auster

If you would be remembered, write a book worth the reading or live a life worth the writing about.

— Benjamin Franklin

I can imagine her memories of the novel, or, more likely, of who she was and how she felt when reading it.

— Rabih Alameddine, An Unnecessary Woman

Awareness is that which is reading these words right now, whatever “that” is. You know without a doubt that there is something reading these words right now and awareness is precisely what that is.

— Enza Vita

Children deprived of words become school dropouts; dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble.

— Peter S. Jennison

We are not reading books merely to check off a list or to be able to say we have read them. We are reading to grow as persons, to know more that we may understand more, and ultimately, it is to be hoped, to act according to our greater wisdom.

— Karen Glass

The things that the novel does not say are necessarily more numerous than those it does say and only a special halo around what is written can give the illusion that you are reading also what is not written.

— Italo Calvino

If writing novels – and reading them – have any redeeming social value, it’s probably that they force you to imagine what it’s like to be somebody else. Which increasingly is something we all need to know.

— Margaret Atwood

There was, for many of us, a great escape in reading about the fantastic and supernatural during wartime. Terrors more terrible than those we were living through gave us an outlet for our anxiety.

— M.J. Rose, The Secret Language of Stones

Back then I could not understand one word of what I read.Reading did, however, give me heart. Even if you cannot understand what you are reading you can get something from books.

— Peter Høeg

In my pursuit of historical ecology, I find the pleasure of reading history.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Get out of doors, Strange. Breathe air, see things. A man should have squint lines from looking at the horizon, not just from reading in dim light.

— Laini Taylor, Strange the Dreamer

I bear solemn witness to the fact that NATO heads of state and of government meet only to go through the tedious motions of reading speeches, drafted by others, with the principal objective of not rocking the boat.

— Pierre Trudeau

But after years of teaching, we have decided that a lot of mothers just aren’t reading textbooks.

— Susan McCutcheon, Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way

It’s a sad state of affairs when we make fun of people for reading instead of making reading fun for people.

— Jen Selinsky

When I am reading a book whether wise or silly it seems to me to be alive and talking to me.

— Jonathan Swift

I have to keep up with the scientific literature as part of my job, but increasingly I found myself reading things that weren’t really relevant to my academic work, but were relevant to gardening.

— Ken Thompson

In an established love of reading there is a policy of insurance guaranteeing certain happiness till death.

— A. Edward Newton, End Papers: Literary Recreations

will you be the one reading the book or writing the book

— Abe

Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand.

— Ezra Pound

Writing a book is just reading one, except you get to choose the perfect ending everytime!

— Jennifer Squyres, Chained and Dominated

If reading isn’t about communication, it is, in the end, about sharing. But a deferred and fiercely selective kind of sharing.

— Daniel Pennac, Comme un roman

a town with more drinking joints than reading joints has a problem reading can solve

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

I think of reading like a balanced diet; if your sentences are too baggy, too baroque, cut back on fatty Foster Wallace, say, and pick up Kafka as roughage.

— Zadie Smith

One of the most egregiously stupid books I’ve ever come across. I would recommend reading this only because it’s the epitome of all that is moronic, superficial, contrived, hollow, false and utterly laughable in publishing today.

— Kris Saknussemm

I adore watching movies movie marathons are my favorite pastime. I can watch up to five movies back to back. I also love music and like reading whenever I get the time.

— Priyanka Chopra

I am reading Henry James… and feel myself as one entombed in a block of smooth amber.

— Virginia Woolf

I am glad and thankful that my husband forced me to start reading for pleasure, as it took me years to listen to him and pick up a book!

— Rachel Tucker

There’s no architect who doesn’t want to build a library – and I am no different. With so much scrutiny now attached to reading – because of technology and how we approach it as a social activity – that is a very exciting area in architecture.

— Annabelle Selldorf

A precondition for reading good books is not reading bad ones: for life is short.

— Arthur Schopenhauer, On the Suffering of the World

This week I’ve been reading a lot and doing little work. That’s the way things ought to be. That’s surely the road to success.

— Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Somewhere there must be women reading books, and talking of chicken rissoles to their cooks …(from, ‘Somewhere in England’)

— Virginia Graham, Consider the Years

I would like my personal reading map to resemble a map of the British Empire circa 1900.

— Nick Hornby, Housekeeping vs. the Dirt

His father read aloud, quietly, his voice steady and gentle, while he pressed a hand to Liam’s delicate back, supporting his position….She realized Dragos was reading the quarterly profit percentages from a stockholders’ report.

— Thea Harrison, Pia Saves the Day

There are distinct duties of a poet laureate. I plan a reading series at the Library of Congress and advise the librarian. The rest is how I want to promote poetry.

— Rita Dove

We are in the middle of the biggest revolution in reading and writing since the advent of the Gutenberg press.

— Sara Sheridan

This is natural: one must read Herodotus’s book-and every great book-repeatedly; with each reading it will reveal another layer, previously overlooked themes, images, and meanings. For within every great book there are several others.

— Ryszard Kapuściński, Travels with Herodotus

The joy of reading is grace of renewal of mind.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Some books are so familiar that reading them is like being home again.

— Louisa May Alcott

Let the enemy fall by their swords. Words not worth reading die their own death. But our Words will be Told!

— K.A. Gunn, The Book of Told: Mere Words

The change starts when you start watching a video. You don’t see it, you don’t feel it but it starts at this moment, just by reading a complicated book or watching a film you again change… It’s a fact!

— Deyth Banger

Sometimes I forget myself in a book. And when i have to stop reading it takes me a minute to remember where I am. Or who I am.

— Anonymous

I remembered reading somewhere that if you smile at something, it automatically makes you happier.

— Elizabeth Eulberg, Better off Friends

All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they really happened and after you are finished reading one you feel that it all happened to you and after which it all belongs to you.

— Ernest Hemingway

How could I fall asleep, when I love the pleasure of reading and writing at night?

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Basically I’m a female human being with brown hair, enjoy precision, reading the news, eating delicious food with my delicious friends and laughing at ridiculous things that don’t translate while you are desperately trying to make them.

— Tig Notaro

There is creative reading as well as creative writing.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.

— Ron Reagan

Deep in my cortex, the year is divided into reading seasons. The period from mid-October to Christmas, for instance, is ‘ghost story’ time, while Jane Austen and P. G. Wodehouse pretty much own April and May.

— Michael Dirda

And no one ever told me about the laziness of grief. Except at my job–where the machine seems to run on much as usual–I loath the slightest effort. Not only writing but even reading a letter is too much.

— C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

How can we believe in Christ Jesus, without reading the Holy Bible?

— Lailah Gifty Akita

In reading you must pursue to become a creator.

— Aman Jassal, Rainbow – the shades of love

He began reading her eyes more deeply and passionately than the books in the library.

— Avijeet Das

I feed my mind by reading everyday as I feed myself by eating every day.

— Debasish Mridha

I can imagine no greater bliss than to lie about, reading novels all day.

— Julia Quinn, Ten Things I Love About You

The flickering candlelight conspired with the silence, and we only interrupted each other’s reading to share a casual delight.

— Keith Donohue

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

Greatest companion is found in reading great books.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Never regret losing time on reading good books

— Kowtham Kumar K

Some books are so familiar, reading them is like being home again.

— Louisa May Alcott

The pleasure of reading is indescribable.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Fiction though it is a fiction, should be written in a way that it feels like a reality, a reality every reader willingly or sometimes unwillingly goes through, until the reader finishes reading and sometimes even after that.

— Arti Honrao

I think reading is a gift. It was a gift that was given to me as a child by many people, and now as an adult and a writer, I’m trying to give a little of it back to others. It’s one of the greatest pleasures I know.

— Ann M. Martin

When you steal from the library, you are preventing anyone else from reading that book, and the very notion makes me want to drop you in the Void.

— Piers Anthony, Golem in the Gears

Because you are alive and reading thisAnything is Possible

— Steven Aitchison

Hearts are like Books. You cannot understand one by flipping the pages or by reading the last chapter

— Alok Jagawat

I will share a personal experience: my father was posted in Jammu & Kashmir during the Kargil war. I remember my mom sitting in front of television throughout the day reading tickers which had name of the martyrs.

— Anushka Sharma

When I am about to embark on a difficult journey, I comfort myself by reading the accounts of the great nineteenth-century travellers, men like Stanley, Burton, Speke, Burckhardt and Barth.

— Tahir Shah, In Search of King Solomon’s Mines

Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are ‘patches of Godlight’ in the woods of our experience.

— C.S. Lewis

You can never learn Sales by reading books and watching videos, you can only get motivated by that.. To learn Sales (telesales) dial 300+ calls daily and (direct field sales) meet at-least 5 clients daily…Only customers can teach u sales!

— honeya

My favorite books are the ones that make me smile for hours after reading them. I want that for my readers, for the sweetness to linger. Sort of like chocolate, but without the calories.

— Sarah Addison Allen

[Harry] had always suffered from a vague restlessness, a longing for adventure that she told herself severely was the result of reading too many novels when she was a small child.

— Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword

Every science fiction is a reading of the period that produced it.

— Andrew Durbin, Mature Themes

I spent the period reading the first novel assigned for English. And wow. If I hadn’t realized I was in France yet, I do now. Because Like Water for Chocolate has sex in it. LOTS of sex.

— Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss

You really love to gossip, don’t you?” he asked, wishing she had brought him a glass of wine.“Yes, I suppose I do, ” she answered, sounding surprised at the realization. “You think that’s why I love reading novels so much?

— Donna Leon, Suffer the Little Children

A book you finish reading is not the same book it was before you read it.

— David Mitchell, number9dream

I loved reading the Dalai Lama’s words: “My religion is loving-kindness.” I realized that meant loving-kindness to everyone in my life: past, present, and future; and that meant loving-kindness to myself–in my pain, in my jealousy, in my fear.

— Elizabeth Kim, Ten Thousand Sorrows : The Extraordinary Journey of a Korean War Orphan

I also did some jail time a few years ago. Spent a whole summer in jail reading books. I pumped a ton of new knowledge and new thinking into myself.

— Tommy Lee

I started to send my work to journals when I was 26, which was just a question of when I got the courage up. They were mostly journals I had been reading for the previous six or seven years.

— Marilyn Hacker

A good vocabulary is not acquired by reading books written according to some notion of the vocabulary of one’s age group. It comes from reading books above one.

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien

If books were girls and reading was s-ss-ssss-fucking, this would be the biggest whorehouse in the county and I’d be the most ruthless pimp you ever met. Whap the girls on the butts and send them off to their tricks as fast and often as I can.

— Joe Hill, NOS4A2

She seemed to think reading was some sort of hobby, as opposed to being as necessary as breathing, sleeping, and eating.

— Michelle Cooper, The FitzOsbornes at War

A thirteen-year-old is a kaleidoscope of different personalities, if not in most ways a mere figment of her own imagination. At that age, what and who you are depends largely on what book you happen to be reading at the moment.

— Jessica Mitford, Hons and Rebels

It is like reading two books, one with each eye, and understanding them both.

— Dexter Palmer, The Dream of Perpetual Motion

That is the beauty of reading a meaningful quote. Just as it is with the spirit of our hearts, sometimes we must feed the doves in order to hear them sing.

— Jason Versey

Thus, words being symbols of ideas, we can collect ideas by collecting words. The fellow who said he tried reading the dictionary but couldn’t get the hang of the story simply missed the point: namely, that it is a collection of short stories.

— James Webb Young, A Technique for Producing Ideas

Differences in reading ability between five-year olds and eight-year olds are caused primarily by the older children’s possessing more knowledge, not by the differences in their memory capacities, reasoning abilities, or control of eye movements.

— E.D. Hirsch Jr., Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know

But there was so much todo: cigarettes to smoke, sex to have, swings to swing on. I’ll have more time for reading when I’m old and boring.

— John Green

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book!

— Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Remember, when we’re lost in a story, we’re not passively reading about something that’s happening to someone else.

— Lisa Cron

When I was coming of age, I remembered reading and studying the initial ideas within the feminist movement. There was this idea with my parents’ generation that in order to find equality, a woman would need to behave like a man.

— Bryce Dallas Howard

No matter how much time you spend reading books or following your intuition, you’re gonna screw it up. Fifty times. You can’t do parenting right.

— Alan Arkin

Keep a big glass of cool water close while reading this one. —Margaret Smith

— Scarlett Avery, Irresistible Attraction

People should be courage to read books, it should be made in such way how I changed my opinion how James Patterson did it. It should be done a way in which people should se the advantages of reading a book.

— Deyth Banger

When I was a child, I read books. My reading was not indiscriminate. I preferred books that were old and thick and hard. I made vocabulary lists.

— Marilynne Robinson

You will always find me writing and reading as long as I have the breath of life within me.

— K.D. Green

It was exactly the sort of thing I needed to be reading that afternoon: a story where, no matter how bad things got, you knew everything was going to turn out fine in the end.

— Heather James, Fire

…to her all books were the same and, as with her subjects, she felt a duty to approach them without prejudice…Lauren Bacall, Winifred Holtby, Sylvia Plath – who were they? Only be reading could she find out.

— Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

I’m accustomed to reading Georgian and Victorian letters and sometimes you simply know in your gut that a blithe sentence is covering up a deeper emotion.

— Sara Sheridan

I’m reading a lot of poetry because it’s a lot easier to dip in and dip out when you’ve got 10 minutes to yourself.

— Hozier

On the topic of exercise, “It’s just as important as brushing your teeth everyday, more important than watching TV or reading online or answering email. Make time for something so crucial to a good life.

— Leo Babauta, 52 Changes

Time passed solely in the pursuit of pleasure leaves no solid enjoyment for the future; but from the hours you spend in reading and studying useful books, you will gather a golden harvest in future years.

— Dorothea Dix

Without reading many different books, you can never leave the port of ignorance and can never obtain the peaceful mind of knowing the truth!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

You’re never as good a writer as you think you are, and you’re never as bad. Just keep reading and writing, writing, writing.

— Don Roff

When I read a book, I put in all the imagination I can, so that it is almost like writing the book as well as reading it – or rather, it is like living it. It makes reading so much more exciting, but I don’t suppose many people try to do it.

— Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

Do activities you’re passionate about – which make your heart and soul feel perky – including things like working out, cooking, painting, writing, yoga, hiking, walking, swimming, being in nature, being around art, or reading inspiring books.

— Karen Salmansohn

Though you can get smart from reading everything that a smart person writes, you cannot get famous from reading about everything that a famous person does or is said to have done.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana, N for Nigger: Aphorisms for Grown Children and Childish Grown-ups

Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.

— James Joyce

I was looking forward to having a halo. It would make such a convenient reading lamp.

— Dean Koontz, Forever Odd

Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered into by reading other poems.

— John Barton

Somebody is observing my writings, I know that.That’s one reason why I keep reading and writing.

— Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Do not let reading become a forgotten art

— Carmela Dutra

My summer reading suggestion: Pick a really famous, really long novel.

— Maria Semple

I go back to the reading room, where I sink down in the sofa and into the world of The Arabian Nights. Slowly, like a movie fadeout, the real world evaporates. I’m alone, inside the world of the story. My favourite feeling in the world.

— Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

When you’re a kid, you see your parents reading the newspaper and you’re like, ‘God, why are they reading the newspaper?’ When you’re young, you’re not reading the newspaper. But there comes a time in your life when the newspaper’s cool.

— Fred Durst

There was no mistaking her daughter’s handwriting. And the words… “If you’re reading this, I’m already dead.

— Elizabeth Heiter, Stalked

It is my opinion that a story worth reading only in childhood is not worth reading even then.

— C.S. Lewis

Every reading is a misreading.

— Phyllis Rose, The Shelf: From LEQ to LES: Adventures in Extreme Reading

More people are reading poetry now than at any time in the history of the human race.

— Andrew Motion

We need the slower and more lasting stimulus of solitary reading as a relief from the pressure on eye, ear and nerves of the torrent of information and entertainment pouring from ever-open electronic jaws. It could end by stupefying us.

— Storm Jameson

If you don’t laugh reading this book I’ll eat my pocket protector. Wait, did I just admit I had a pocket protector?

— Nicole Fende, How to be a Finance Rock Star

I like cups of tea and reading books and poetry and old people things.

— Bindi Irwin

I think I’m going through a bit of ADD. I’m reading 3 books simultaneously and it’s something that I don’t recommend. It’s like watching TV with two others who keep changing the channels…

— S.J. Romero

His habit of reading isolated him: it became such a need that after being in company for some time he grew tired and restless …

— W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage

The creeping sense that he might have seen him reading the book came up from the ground, but that was more anxiety than evidence.

— Natasha Pulley, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

The delight of opening a new pursuit or a new course of reading imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.

— Benjamin Disraeli

I’ve always been discreet – more than discreet. When a friend calls, and I’m doing something innocuous like cooking dinner, I tell them I’m reading or running out to the movies. It’s the surveillance I can’t stand.

— Joshua Cohen

I am calling it a journey because the beauty of reading is, while you are reading you are in the same phase and the same mood the book is offering for as many days you continue to read.

— Ishaque

I did not want to spend my time reading about people who never were, doing things they never did.

— Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

When I’m not writing or tweaking my computer, I do embroidery. When I’m not plunging into the past, tweaking, or embroidering, I’m reading books about history, computers, or embroidery.

— Lynn Abbey

We of this age have discovered a shorter, and more prudent method to become scholars and wits, without the fatigue of reading or of thinking.

— Jonathan Swift

The most important thing about reading is not the level of sophistication of the books on your self. There is no prerequisite reading regimen for being a bookworm.

— Lauren Leto

There seemed no reason why she shouldn’t try writing something in between, but she was discovering once again that reading and writing were not the same – you couldn’t just soak it up and then squeeze it out again.

— David Nicholls, One Day

You will learn most things by looking, but reading gives understanding. Reading will make you free.

— Paul Rand

Reading is awesome and flexible and fits around chores and earning money and building the future and whatever else I’m doing that day. My attitude towards reading is entirely Epicurean—reading is pleasure and I pursue it purely because I like it.

— Jo Walton

When reading you have the opportunity to pause for thought & spark your imagination. It develops intellect. Nothing more threatening to a politician than a well read working class.

— Alan Moore

A library is such a potent symbol of a town’s values: each one closed down might as well be six thousand stickers plastered over every available surface, reading “WE CHOSE TO BECOME MORE STUPID AND DULL.

— Caitlin Moran

The problem with a life spent reading is you know too much.

— Josh Lanyon, The Dickens with Love

He liked to read with the silence and the golden color of the whiskey as his companions. He liked food, people, talk, but reading was an inexhaustible pleasure. What the joys of music were to others, words on a page were to him.

— James Salter, All That Is

The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.

— Anthony Burgess

The whole world’s writing novels, but nobody’s reading them.

— Robert Galbraith, The Silkworm

Only half of writing is saying what you mean. The other half is preventing people from reading what they expected you to mean.

— James Richardson

Oscar was raised to believe that if he stayed in his room reading about made up worlds it meant he didn’t appreciate the life he had, the possessions his parents had worked hard for, like the TV and the video and the newly turfed back garden.

— Benjamin Wood, The Bellwether Revivals

If you are going to write a book, Make sure it is going to be worth reading .

— Book Editor Angelina

The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is made more by the readers than by writers. Almost no one is interested in reading narrative in verse.

— Robert Morgan

In a school community, someone who reads a book for some secretive purpose, other than discussing it, is strange. What was she reading for?

— John Irving, The World According to Garp

I didn’t hit her, man, what happened was that Maria was obsessed with the Marquis de Sade and wanted to try the spanking thing, ” said Luscious Skin. “That’s very Maria, ” said Pancho. “She takes her reading seriously.

— Roberto Bolaño, The Savage Detectives

I remember nearly having a fit of the giggles during the reading because dear Daniel was SO respectful and serious and I was finding the whole situation funny because I was speaking to his profile.

— Madeleine Stowe

I quickly learned, however, that a university education is not a prerequisite to reading Shakespeare. After all, his original audience was not college-educated. Neither was he.

— Laura Bates

If a religious book makes you harbor ill thoughts about those with differing faith, then, you’re reading the wrong crap of late.

— Fakeer Ishavardas

Literature was the passport to enter a larger life; that is, the zone of freedom. Literature was freedom. Especially in a time in which the values of reading and inwardness are so strenuously challenged, literature is freedom.

— Susan Sontag

Collect books, even if you don’t plan on reading them right away. Nothing is more important than an unread library.

— John Waters

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.

— Paul Auster, The Brooklyn Follies

A sick man that gets talking about himself a woman that gets talking about her baby and an author that begins reading out of his own book never know when to stop.

— Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

— W. Somerset Maugham, Books and You

A psychic reading is not just about career opportunities, good fortune or meeting tall, dark strangers. It is a sacred portal to manifesting your true destiny.

— Anthon St. Maarten

I just got out of the hospital. I was in a speed reading accident. I hit a book mark and flew across the room.

— Steven Wright

To limit the press is to insult a nation to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves: such a prohibition ought to fill them with disdain.

— Claude Adrien Helvétius, Treatise on Man: His Intellectual Faculties and His Education V1

Rationally, factory farming is so obviously wrong, in so many ways. In all of my reading and conversations, I’ve yet to find a credible defense of it. But food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, and identity.

— Jonathan Safran Foer

The truly wide taste in reading is that which enables a man to find something for his needs on the sixpenny tray outside any secondhand bookshop.

— C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

I was in my mid-teens when someone gave me a copy of ‘Pears Encyclopaedia of Myth and Legends’ as a birthday present. It sat on my shelves for many months before I looked at it. When I did, I couldn’t stop reading it.

— Tariq Ali

You create and plan your thought by seeing, reading and hearing the right things.

— Jaachynma N.E. Agu

I know the mind of ancient souls by reading ancient books.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

I swooned again – I had that moment of falling in love with reading again.

— Christos Tsiolkas

If your holy book makes you hate, you’re reading the wrong shit, mate.

— Fakeer Ishavardas

One of the single most important things a writer must do, besides writing, is reading …… and drinking coffee.

— Linda Ghaderi

To limit the press is to insult a nation to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.

— Claude Adrien Helvetius

Write it down, boy. If you come across a passage in your reading that you’d like to remember, write it down in your little book; then you can read it again, memorize it, and have it whenever you wish.

— Keith Donohue

Once I finished reading a good book, it gives me a hard time coping up with reality.

— Nathalie M. Llanto

I’m a Virgo and I’m more – I don’t want to say ‘negative’ – but I’m the girl who thinks no one’s coming to my birthday party, no one’s buying my clothes, no one’s reading my book, no one’s watching my show – that’s just how I think.

— Rachel Zoe

A classroom atmosphere that promotes reading does not come from the furniture and its placement as much as it comes from the teacher’s expectation that students will read.

— Donalyn Miller

If you’re reading this, then I guess someone, somewhere does go through the rubbish and read every piece of paper that gets balled up and tossed away. So in that case here it is- my name’s Sal.

— Alex Scarrow, City of Shadows

I wondered what he would have thought if he’d known that I’d gleaned most of my information from reading historical romance novels.

— Nicole Luiken, Violet Eyes

When I have money, I invest in buying books. My personal development by reading these books is my greatest pleasure.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Cassie – She loved reading romances – contemporary stuff. She wasn’t into fantasy. No fairytale princess and prince stories. No vampires. No werewolves. No immortal fae.

— Terry Spear, Dragon Fae

I think the reason I’m a writer is because first, I was a reader. I loved to read. I read a lot of adventure stories and mystery books, and I have wonderful memories of my mom reading picture books aloud to me. I learned that words are powerful.

— Andrew Clements

To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worth while. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.

— Aleister Crowley

The nature of immortality is a mystery, ‘ he says, speaking so softly that we have to lean closer to hear.’ But everything I know of writing and reading tells me that this is true. I have felt it in these shelves and in others.

— Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Only God can put Scripture inside. But reading sacred text can put it on your hearts, and then when your hearts break, the holy words will fall inside.

— Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

I can feel infinitely alive curled up on the sofa reading a book.

— Benedict Cumberbatch

His gaze slid over me like a veil of fire. He could ignite my deepest desires with a single glance. I decided right then and there no more reading romance novels by candelight.

— Darynda Jones, Second Grave on the Left

I thought there was no use for me in reading Sun Tzu and Machiavelli because I am neither a warrior nor a politician, but it turned out to be useful when I married

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

The act of reading will enrich your life.Become a lifelong learner and a reader.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

It was always embarrassing when professors assigned their own books. Even Madeleine, who found all the reading hard going, could tell that Zipperstein’s contribution to the field was reformulative and second-tier.

— Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot

Loosers want it but only through the easy way. If action taking were like reading a story book, loosers would only love to open the picture pages

— Israelmore Ayivor

I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve.

— Charles de Montesquieu

I was bored stiff while reading this. I got so bored I wanted to slit my wrists to see how my flatmate would react.

— Zaki

Oh, how I regret not having worn a bikini for the entire year I was twenty-six. If anyone young is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikini, and don’t take it off until you’re thirty-four.

— Nora Ephron, I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

I am obsessed with reading and writing.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

If you are feeling low, or trampled, unappreciated, or forgotten…and you are reading this, realize it is an illusion…the hope is real…you are valued…and what lies ahead…is brilliance.

— Tom Althouse

Poetry is not the most important thing in life… I’d much rather lie in a hot bath reading Agatha Christie and sucking sweets.

— Dylan Thomas

Reading is very creative – it’s not just a passive thing. I write a story; it goes out into the world; somebody reads it and, by reading it, completes it.

— Margaret Mahy

Stephen King in many respects is a wonderful writer. He has made a contribution. People in the future will be able to pick up Stephen King’s books and learn a lot about who we were by reading those books.

— Anne Rice

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book. The book exists for us perchance which will explain our miracles and reveal new ones. The at present unutterable things we may find somewhere uttered.

— Henry David Thoreau, Walden

War is not for winning, Masha, ” sighed Koschei, reading the tracks of supply lines, of pincer strategies, over her shoulder. “It is for surviving.

— Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless

I was a lonely boy. I spent all my time reading books and watching the world. [some] tried to draw me out at first, but their hearts weren’t in it. And after all, they had enough troubles of their own.

— Rabih Alameddine, The Hakawati

The business of reading and interpreting the Bible in South Afria is a tricky one! The Bible is everywhere and in the hands of many, including the pain inflictors. ~ Mogomme Alpheus Masoga

— Gerald O. West, Reading Otherwise: Socially Engaged Biblical Scholars Reading with their Local Communities

However much or little I had written, on a subsequent reading it always seemed so fundamentally flawed that I had to destroy it immediately and begin again.

— W.G. Sebald, Austerlitz

When I was in the first grade I was afraid of the teacher and had a miserable time in the reading circle, a difficulty that was overcome by the loving patience of my second grade teacher. Even though I could read, I refused to do so.

— Beverly Cleary

If it’s any consolation, Princess, I think he’s a supercilious, salacious sap.””You’ve been reading the dictionary!””My only hope of comprehending your conversation, my petite sesquipedalian.

— Lynn Gardener

Books required no interchanges of thoughts and feelings, no trading of expectations, no traffic of words, no menace of real loss. Reading books required far less energy than reading people; the pages seldom disappointed him and they never died.

— Dan Groat, Monarchs and Mendicants

I could feel it–inside, and I decided that night, reading poetry beneath a caged light bulb, that real was when you could fee your whole body light up from within.

— Han Nolan, Dancing on the Edge

My free time at home is usually spent emailing, listening to music, reading and talking on the phone. I wish I was on the phone less, but I have been fortunate to stay in touch with so many incredible friends.

— Steve Nash

Silence gradually spread its great, fragile butterfly wings across the ward. The sun had disappeared, replaced by grey and rain. This particular month of July was reading the script for March.

— Martin Page, How I Became Stupid

When caught reading the Bible W.C. Fields said T’m looking for loopholes.’ The Bible is nothing but a succession of civil rights struggles by the Jewish people against their oppressors.

— Jesse Jackson

Chilling Tales For Dark Nights, these people or let’s say these team is trying to return the fear, the theater… Which so far is great to hear, acting in reading a story and everything one place, just awesome

— Deyth Banger

If you wanted to be average, you would not be reading this book.

— Lorii Myers, No Excuses, The Fit Mind-Fit Body Strategy Book

I found that reading gave me a certain relief – one form of escapism that seemed safe, and maybe more than safe. I felt saner – less fragmented- after reading for an hour.location 3234

— Alena Graedon, The Word Exchange

The truth is that every true admirer of the novels cherishes the happy thought that he alone – reading between the lines – has become the secret friend of their author.

— Katherine Mansfield

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

— Ezra Pound

Don’t ask me who’s influenced me. A lion is made up of all the lambs he’s digested, and I’ve been reading all my life.

— Giorgos Seferis

Stani walks in later, glaring at them both.“Bloody bastards. One minute punching each other, next minute reading poetry. What’s wrong with everyone this week?”Tom can tell that

— Melina Marchetta, The Piper’s Son

And when I was young, did I ever tell you, I always wanted to get insidea book and never come out again? I loved reading so much I wantedto be a part of it, and there were some books I could have stayed infor ever.

— Peter Ackroyd, First Light

Most of what makes a book ‘good’ is that we are reading it at the right moment for us.

— Alain de Botton

Nothing will help us grow spiritually more than spending time alone with God every day, reading His Word and praying. Time alone with God is essential to our spiritual welfare.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Don’t allow people to define you based on reading the abstract of your story without even reading chapter 1. Continue to write the remaining chapters.

— Assegid Habtewold, The 9 Cardinal Building Blocks: For Continued Success in Leadership

Unpleasant reading on the subject of anger tells us that there’s not really anything wrong with it. In limited amounts. It can even be a good thing. A pressure valve.

— Dick Cavett

Life is obsession and so is reading 😀

— Rukamanee Maharjan

Too much reading is a bad habit. No one likes a girl who squints.

— Kathleen Tessaro, Rare Objects

Reading a novel, War and Peace for example, is no Catnap. Because a novel is so long, reading one is like being married forever to somebody nobody knows or cares about.

— Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Bagombo Snuff Box

Good by-aye!” she chanted, my American sweet immortal dead love; for she is dead and immortal if you are reading this.

— Vladimir Nabokov

A clever schoolboy’s reaction to his reading is most naturally expressed by parody or imitation.

— C.S. Lewis

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.” — William Styron (born June 11 1925)

— William Styron

She was sleeping on the bed like a novel that is yet to be read and he sat on the floor, reading her, moving his fingers through her hair and staring at her face like she was magic that none ever understood.

— Akshay Vasu

We must unceasingly ask for [perseverance] by making use of the means which God has taught us for obtaining it: prayer, fasting, almsgiving, frequenting the sacraments, association with good companions, and hearing and reading Holy Scripture.

— Francis de Sales

All I wanted to do was go back inside to the library and read a book.I used to spend all my time reading books, or watching television. It was safe. Nobody ever was hurt or teased or looked stupid while reading books or watching television.

— Kathryn Magendie, Sweetie

May you find comfort by reading and mediation on God’s word.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

That’s my point: if you own thirty or more books, or you are reading any book at this moment, you may protest all you want, but you were born on the wrong continent.

— Thomas Geoghegan, Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?: How the European Model Can Help You Get a Life

Many good sayings are to be found in holy books, but merely reading them will not make one religious.

— Ramakrishna

reading books is great, reading pictures much better, especially those that shows you the future #quote

— Manuel Corazzari

One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.

— C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

This even doesn’t worth and one dollar just for reading and viewing it!

— Deyth Banger

You can learn as much about the history from reading about the present as you can vice versa, that is learning about the present through history, which is what I do for a living.

— Ken Burns

Oh, there you are, Albus, ‘ he said. ‘You’ve been a very long time. Upset stomach?”No, I was merely reading the Muggle magazines, ‘ said Dumbledore. ‘I do love knitting patterns.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

How you feel after reading something indicates not what you’ve read but where you are at.

— A.D. Posey

Ultimately, knowing God and reading the Word, it helps with patience with people, understanding, empathy and sympathy that they might not have that I have. If God gave it to me, why not exercise it?

— Trai Byers

If you are reading this, be sure to count this on your blessings list.

— Anthony Liccione

(The monks) approach was far less narcissistic and our tends to be. Their goal when reading Scripture was to see Christ in every verse, and not a mirror image of themselves.

— Donald Miller, Searching for God Knows What

She trailed her fingers along the book spines as she wandered around the room. “My father thinks reading is a waste of time.” Hunter thought her father was a waste of space.

— Larissa Ione

Losing Chloe had been like reading a wonderfulook only to realize that all the pages past a certain point were blank.

— Jodi Picoult, Salem Falls

Learning music by reading about it is like making love by mail.

— Luciano Pavarotti

Write about fear. Write about pain. Write about heartache and resentment. Nothing worth reading comes from writing what can be said out loud.

— Alexandra Cruz

I was reading poetry to my girlfriends, and they were like, ‘You’re really good. You should go to some poetry readings or something.’ And I eventually went and got a, you know, somewhat of a name for myself and a little bit of a following.

— Jill Scott

Read a lot. Expect something big, something exalting or deepening from a book. No book is worth reading that isn’t worth re-reading.

— Susan Sontag

Reading an author’s Biography contributes to an understanding and enjoyment of their work, and gives a richness to the reading experience.

— Suzy Davies

If you are reading this then you have wasted another day of your life day dreaming, rather than planning the life God intended you to live.

— Shannon L. Alder

He’d seen a lot of bizarre items left at gravesides, like a carton of eggs, a pair of reading glasses, a bag of licorice, smooth stones, a spoon.

— Sheri Webber, Dawn Rising

Use more caution the next time you make a reading selection. Books, you know, are a lot like people, and each and every one of us is ultimately judged by the company we keep

— Ethan Russell Erway, Aesop Revisited: Book 1

My bullshit metre is reading that as false’.

— Charlaine Harris, Dead as a Doornail

It may be escapist, but if I have a choice between watching the news or reading a book which gets me to see the world through different eyes, I will always choose the latter!

— Christina Westover

The work of great poetry is to aid us to become free artists ourselves…The art of reading poetry is an authentic training in the augmentation of consciousness, perhaps the most authentic of healthy modes.

— Harold Bloom, The Best Poems of the English Language: From Chaucer Through Frost

a good philosopher always have great reading ability.

— Muhammad Hassam

The whole world’s writing novels, but nobody’s reading them. We need readers. More readers. Fewer writers.

— Robert Galbraith

After reading someone you love, wait at least an hour before starting to write

— Matty Healy

There is no such thing as an innocent reading, we must ask what reading we are guilty of.

— Louis Althusser

Beppu (n.)The triumphant slamming shut of a book after reading the final page.

— Douglas Adams, The Deeper Meaning of Liff

The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.

— Joseph Joubert

You learn more about life from watching ‘Big Brother’ than from reading a book.

— John de Mol, Jr.

What makes Geoffrey Chaucer such compelling reading is his creation of a riveting conversation between the ideal and the everyday.

— John Mark Reynolds

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

— Ray Bradbury

But after all we are not children, not illiterate juvenile delinquents, not English public school boys who after a night of homosexual romps have to endure the paradox of reading the Ancients in expurgated versions.

— Vladimir Nabokov

Wearing glasses for reading meant surrendering to old age without the least bit of a fight.

— Andrea Camilleri, La pista di sabbia

I grew up reading the newspapers, mostly the sports section. I was a wrestler and would check to see if I was ranked.

— Michael Pena

The reading eye must do the work to make them live, and so it did, again and again, never the same life twice, as the artist had intended.

— A.S. Byatt, Ragnarok

My reading list grows exponentially. Every time I read a book, it’ll mention three other books I feel I have to read. It’s like a particularly relentless series of pop-up ads.

— A.J. Jacobs, The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible

Dinner-parties bore us because our imagination is absent, and reading interests us because it is keeping us company.

— Marcel Proust, The Guermantes Way

In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first.

— Harry S Truman

Her reputation for reading a great deal hung about her like the cloudy envelope of a goddess in an epic.

— Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

It’s kind of sad, the way we’ve turned the entertainment of reading into a kind of psychic broccoli – something to feel guilty about if you don’t force it on your face-making children while dutifully consuming a few token florets yourself.

— Lynn Coady

I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve.

— Montesquieu

The other six or seven drafts are going to be pure torture. So why not enjoy the first draft, in the hope that your joy will seek and find others in the world who, reading your story, will catch fire, too?

— Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

I am not simply teaching the reading I am teaching the reader.

— Kelly Gallagher, Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It

Though I enjoy the occasional eBook from time to time, I will only stop reading books printed on paper when they pry them from my cold, dead, withered hands, and even then, they will be hard pressed to take them from me.

— H.L. Stephens

We invite you, in reading this book, to cast away your preconceptions and enter, with us, a magical world where all things are connected to you, and you are connected to all things.

— Sun Bear, The Medicine Wheel: Earth Astrology

Hurried reading can never be good reading

— Georg Joachim Goschen

The Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has just published the story of her life. I confess that it is not in my reading table.

— Mick Jagger

We need to stop trying to get attention by seeing who can scream and cry the loudest. Write something worth reading and your voice will be heard.

— Teresa Mummert

Renew your mind daily by reading the Holy Scriptures.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

On Friday night, I was reading my new book, but my brain got tired, so I decided to watch some television instead.

— Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Guess I’ve been reading too much fantasy.

— Aprilynne Pike

Should could no longer feel grief. She was now like a Geiger counter that had been subjected to too much radiation, no longer capable of giving any reaction, noiselessly displaying a reading of zero.

— Liu Cixin, The Three-Body Problem

I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for?

— Franz Kafka, Letters to Friends, Family, and Editors

By reading great stories, you will renew your mind.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Be happy NOW. Feel good NOW. That’s the only thing you have to do. And if that’s the only thing you get from reading this book, then you have received the greatest truth of The Secret.

— Rhonda Byrne, How The Secret Changed My Life: Real People. Real Stories.

I have found that reading is much better than a good sleep.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

My bullshit meter is reading that as ‘false’.

— Charlaine Harris, Dead as a Doornail

I bet there are a lot of women out there who want to sleep with a guy who reads. And being the head of the reading foundation, I’m very well endowed.

— Bauvard, Some Inspiration for the Overenthusiastic

And reading is a wonderful thing for the mind. I have not been many places in my life. But in books, I have traveled all over the world.

— Roger Lea MacBride, In the Land of the Big Red Apple

Knowledge comes from reading but wisdom comes from experience of living.

— Debasish Mridha

School is something that you learn – reading and writing. Education is what you learn from the family, from the environment, from the community.

— Bunker Roy

Papa thought that any book worth reading twice was worth owning. So instead of buying desserts, we bought books.

— Natalie S. Bober, Papa Is a Poet: A Story About Robert Frost

But, later, coming back and reading what I have produced, I am unable to detect the difference between what came easily and when I had to sit down and say, “Well, now it’s writing time and now I’ll write.

— Frank Herbert

I read everyday, because reading takes me away, away to a place where nothing is impossible.

— Manoj Arora, From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom

… just as food is necessary to the life of the body, so good reading is necessary to the life of the soul.

— Pope John XXIII

All of a sudden you see reading in bed and waffles on Sunday and laughing at nothing and his mouth on yours. And it’s so far beyond fine that you know you can never go back to fine.

— Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

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

If a book is worth reading, it will most probably be worth reading twice.

— Aman Jassal, Rainbow – the shades of love

Inspiration ends when reading ends.

— Alin Sav

You have to remember that it is impossible to commit a crime while reading a book.

— John Waters

If this were a novel, I’d stop reading right now. I’d throw it across the room.

— Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

If Marx came back to life today, he would probably urge his few remaining disciples to devote less time to reading Das Kapital and more time to studying the Internet and the human genome.

— Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

… we have bad dreamsbecause our brain is trying to protect us… If we can figure out a way to beat the imaginary monsters … Then the real monsters don’t seem so scary… That’s why we like reading scary stories.

— Dan Poblocki, The Stone Child

Reading is the work of the alert mind is demanding and under ideal conditions produces finally a sort of ecstasy. This gives the experience of reading a sublimity and power unequalled by any other form of communication.

— E. B. White

I love watching old movies, reading and having some good meals. I have a very close group of friends and family. I try to spend time with the ones that I love and work as hard as possible.

— Justin Bartha

Half the point in reading novels and seeing plays and films is to exercise the faculty of sympathy with our own kind, so often obliterated in the multifarious controls and compulsions of actual social existence.

— Germaine Greer

The primary purpose of reading the Bible is not to know the Bible but to know God.

— James Merritt

I do not know any reading more easy more fascinating more delightful than a catalogue.

— Anatole France

Daily Bible reading and mediation will deepen your understanding of life and God.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Those of us who are blamed when old for reading childish books were blamed when children for reading books too old for us.

— C.S. Lewis

Of course I dream to have this perfect man who does not want to change me. And I’m so not marriage material, it’s terrible. But my dream is to have those Sunday mornings, where you’re eating breakfast and reading newspapers with somebody.

— Marina Abromovic

There is really only one way to learn good writing: good reading and extensive writing and revising.

— Robert Lane Greene, You Are What You Speak: Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity

You can learn more by going to the opera than you ever can by reading Emerson. Like that there are two sexes.

— David Markson

My mother was a first-grade teacher, so I credit her with this lifelong intellectual curiosity I have, and love of reading and learning.

— Chesley Sullenberger

And reading itself is an amazing activity: You glance at a thin, flat object made from a tree…and the voice of the author begins to speak inside your head. (Hello!)

— Carl Sagan, Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence

Expand the definition of ‘reading’ to include non-fiction, humor, graphic novels, magazines, action adventure, and, yes, even websites. It’s the pleasure of reading that counts; the focus will naturally broaden. A boy won’t read shark books forever.

— Jon Scieszka

I am suddenly comsumed by nostalgia for the little girl who was me, who loved the fields and believed in God, who spent winter days home sick from school reading Nancy Drew and sucking menthol cough drops, who could keep a secret.

— Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife

Jack missed the normality of merely reading the paper.

— Tom Clancy, Executive Orders

Oh no, real life is escape. The great terrors, the horrors–we hope–of your life come from reading fiction.

— Orson Scott Card

A man reading the Dickens novel wished that it might never end. Men read a Dickens story six times because they knew it so well.

— G.K. Chesterton, Charles Dickens: A Critical Study

My life changes all the time, but books don’t change. My reading of them changes– I can bring new things to them each time. But the words are familiar words. The world is a place you’ve been before, and it welcomes you back.

— David Levithan, Another Day

Flowers for Algernon again? she asks. Doesn’t that book always make you cry?One day it won’t, I say. I want to be sure to be reading it on that day.

— Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

I am reading Proust for the first time. Very poor stuff. I think he was mentally defective.

— Evelyn Waugh

I recommend getting yourself out from under any ministry that PREACHES LAW or a MIXTURE OF LAW AND GRACE, and instead listening to or reading anything you can find to reinforce the GRACE MESSAGE.

— Paul Silway

There’s so much about Dolly Parton that every female artist should look to, whether it’s reading her quotes or reading her interviews or going to one of her live shows. She’s been such an amazing example to every female songwriter out there.

— Taylor Swift

If you are reading this, you are still alive, and, therefore, the story is not over. Something else could happen.

— Alicia Bay Laurel, How to Make Peace

Daily reading is a sacred knowledge.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

If you are reading this, I’m dead. Don’t celebrate too much. Jesus is watching.

— Katie Graykowski, Place Your Betts

The art of not reading is a very important one. [. . .] [Y]ou should remember that he who writes for fools always find a large public. – A precondition for reading good books is not reading bad ones: For life is short.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

Children should learn that reading is pleasure, not just something that teachers make you do in school.

— Beverly Cleary

Hey, … my name is DeYtH Banger, (So far thanks for reading this it’s pretty interesting coversation… isn’t it?).

— Deyth Banger

Yes, I was good at reading people. I studied them so I could put them in my novels.

— Jennifer Echols, Love Story

Last month we had to sit through a presentation on eliminating redundancy, and it was a bunch of Power Point slides, plus a guy reading out what was on the slides, and then he gave us all hard copies. I don’t understand these things.

— Max Barry, Company

Veins raised themselves along the backs of my hands that summer. My handwriting changed several times. I began reading Time magazine. Soon after that it was time to go.

— Lorene Cary, Black Ice

You will never attain wisdom without walking on different streets, without talking to different people, without reading different books, in short, without meeting with the things different in every aspect!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Never interrupt someone who is reading because they’re no longer in your world.

— J.A. George, Gifted

thighs made of hymns, I read ’em like I’m reading runes. Now tell me where my future lies…your neck, can I Savion on it?

— Brandi L. Bates

It’s tough waking up in the morning and reading derogatory stories about you.

— Gerry Cooney

Antonio-“Just in time, Pete. Five more minutes of reading this and she’d have been in a coma.”Peter-“Are we such bad company that you’d rather hide out in here reading that old thing?

— Kelley Armstrong, Bitten

I don’t want to finish reading the book.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

The sad thing about reading the book and then watching the movie is that they have to die all over again.

— Joyce Rachelle

For once the disease of reading has laid upon the system it weakens so that it falls an easy prey to that other scourge which dwells in the ink pot and festers in the quill. The wretch takes to writing.

— Virginia Woolf, Orlando

, Be generous, giving grows your spirit just as reading grows your intellect.

— Sravani Saha Nakhro

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

— Bertrand Russell

At any rate, during the few hours when the depressive state itself eased off long enough to permit the luxury of concentration, I had recently filled this vacuum with fairly extensive reading and I had absorbed many fascinating and troubling facts

— William Styron, Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

I love poetry; it’s my primary literary interest, and I suppose the kind of reading you do when you are reading poems – close reading – can carry over into how you read other things.

— Jonathan Galassi

..holding a book but reading the empty spaces.

— Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

I am angry that I starved my brain and that I sat shivering in my bed at night instead of dancing or reading poetry or eating ice cream or kissing a boy…

— Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

You learn to write by writing, and by reading and thinking about how writers have created their characters and invented their stories. If you are not a reader, don’t even think about being a writer.

— Jean M. Auel

Pause while reading a book only in case of two things:1. To kiss2. To sip coffeeToo bad both are a luxury.

— Saleem Sharma

No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.

— Edvard Munch

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.

— Henry David Thoreau, Walden

By reading books, you lose your old self and you find your new self! To read is to travel from self to another self!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Don’t do anything that you wouldn’t feel comfortable reading about in the newspaper the next day.

— Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

Insure your reading is in alignment with your goals. Read everything you can find on your goals and your profession. It’s the best investment you can make.

— Mark Matteson, Freedom from Fear

Love is knowing someone so deeply, understanding her so completely, that you can finish her thoughts without hesitation, confident in reading her face, her body, even her slightest gesture means something to you.

— Richelle E. Goodrich, Eena, The Return of a Queen

Should books not have been there, hearsay would have been the best reading material!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

this is the best year ever because i am reading the chronicles of vladimir tod

— Heather Brewer

Most of my reading is rereading.

— Susan Sontag, Conversations with Susan Sontag

Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.

— Horace Mann

We are not such fools as to pay for reading inferior books, when we can read superior books for nothing.

— Edward Bulwer-Lytton, The Coming Race

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.

— J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

I am blessed to receive a word from God every day in receiving the scriptures and reading the scriptures. And God speaks through the Bible.

— Ted Cruz

Obliqueness is the curse of the reading class.

— Stephen King, Just After Sunset

The problem in our country isn’t with books being banned, but with people no longer reading. You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

— Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Given that life is so short, do I really want to spend one-ninetieth of my remaining days on earth reading Edward Gibbon?

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

If you’re reading IMDB, half of it’s made up. You can’t trust it or Wikipedia, which is just lies, lies!

— Julianne Moore

you could wait to do something for God, but if He waited to do something for you, you couldn’t finish reading this sentence…

— Garrett McCoy

The act of reading is a skill that can be cultivated.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

I travel to the ancient world by reading ancient books.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

It’s hard to focus on loud mod to read something like the TV is playing something like Advertising and other boredom stuff and stupid and you are reading an article about topics which are difficult one.

— Deyth Banger

It is more important to understand the book you are reading than to finish the book you are reading.

— Clifford Cohen

No amount of reading or memorizing will make you successful in life. It is the understanding and application of wise thought that counts.” -Bob Proctor

— Bob Proctor

I have started a new blog W.A.R.(Writers Amongst Readers) for all those writing or reading books. Quotes, excerpts, comments from the world’s greatest writers. See robinhawdonblog

— Robin Hawdon

Mizuko loved reading the dictionary. She liked it when there were multiple meanings for words and when opposite meanings could be contained.

— Olivia Sudjic, Sympathy

I watch virtually no TV. All my screen time is computer time for me. When I’m not doing that I’m reading or talking to my friends who I got to know through computers.

— Patrick Collison

We lose much consolation by the habit of reading His promises for the whole church, instead of taking them directly home to ourselves.

— Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

You can’t just be reading books all the time and leave the writting of them to others.

— Joseph Delaney, Night of the Soul Stealer

No time is more precious and well rewarded than those few moments you spend reading a story to a child

— Robert D. Harris

One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Easy reading is damn hard writing.

— Nathaniel Hawthorne

I used to keep my college roommate from reading my personal mail by hiding it in her textbooks.

— Joan Welsh

Every time I complete a major project I reward myself with two full days of just reading and coffee! I do justify that it is my work!

— Delia J. Colvin

My behavior is nonetheless, deplorable. Unfortunately, I’m quite prone to such bouts of deplorability–take for instance, my fondness for reading books at the dinner table.

— Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

Don’t you think it’s better to continue reading than to just close the book?

— Rebecca McNutt, Shadowed Skies: The Third Smog City Novel

Reading is reading – no matter what the material.

— Giovanna Fletcher, Billy and Me

He [F. Scott Fitzgerald] had learned to theorize, to think, although he was always less interested in the dissection of his reading than in the enjoyment he received. (About F. Scott Fitzgerald)

— Sheilah Graham, College of One

In state of deep depression, I stayed alone; my time was occupied with reading sacred books.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

I am never lonely when I am reading the Bible. Nothing dissolves loneliness like a session with God’s Word.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

I kill my loneliness by reading and (then) writing, damn.

— Desi Puspitasari

Religion doesn’t divide the society. The humans reading the wrong books to understand religion, do.

— Abhijit Naskar, In Search of Divinity: Journey to The Kingdom of Conscience

The act of reading is skill that can be cultivated.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Everything worth knowing about the 1980s I learned from obsessively reading Bloom County collections when I was nine and Derek Jarman’s diaries when I was twenty.

— Ruadhán J. McElroy

Do not let a book get you in a reading slump

— readers

I never knew a sorrow that an hour of reading could not assuage, a great man had once said. Let’s put it to the test.

— Anna Gavalda, Hunting and Gathering

No fiction is worth reading except for entertainment. If it entertains and is clean, it is good literature, or its kind. If it forms the habit of reading, in people who might not read otherwise, it is the best literature.

— Edgar Rice Burroughs

From reading over the notes for each session it was apparent that there had been improvement by more or less regular steps from almost complete terror at sight of the rabbit to a completely positive response with no signs of disturbance.

— Mary C. Jones

How are poets able to unzip what they see around them, calling forth a truer essence from behind a common fact? Why, reading a verse about a pear, do you see past the fruit in so transcendent a way?

— Elizabeth Berg

Those of us who are blamed when old for reading childish books were blamed when children for reading books too old for us. No reader worth his salt trots along in obedience to a time-table.

— C.S. Lewis

You talk books away, ” he said; “why don’t you write one?” “I am too fond of reading books to care to write them, Mr. Erskine. I should like to write a novel certainly, a novel that would be as lovely as a Persian carpet and as unreal.

— Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Good literature is one key to peace. When we stop reading each other, when we stop paying attention to each other’s words and stories, we too easily oppose one another.

— Dave DiGrazie

Listening to podcast, reading a book, listening to an aduibook and watching films isn’t waste of time. It’s how somebody becomes wise!

— Deyth Banger

It’s very difficult for a black man to get out of South-Central Los Angeles, and get out civilized….The only men I know who have escaped, all began reading Robert Heinlein at age ten.

— Larry Niven, Scatterbrain

Is the healing process the writing or the reading of that writing?What are we all healing from? Ourselves?What are we all healing towards? Ourselves?

— Michal Coret, Becoming What I Might Be

You see, one of the best things about reading is that you’ll always have something to think about when you’re not reading.

— James Patterson, The Christmas Wedding

There is no surer or more illuminating way of reading a man’s character, and perhaps a little of his past history, than by observing the contexts in which he prefers to use certain words.

— Owen Barfield, History in English Words

I’m not so sure reading Scripture will keep us from having to face trouble as much as it will focus our attention on our Help in those times. The Bible’s full of stories about good folks with troubles. Good folks. God-fearin’ folks.

— Mona Hodgson, Prairie Song

I’d like to thank readers. Every time you open a book, it is a strike against ignorance. Unless you’re reading Sarah Palin.

— Libba Bray

The whole point of straws, I had thought, was that you did not have to set down the slice of pizza to suck a dose of Coke while reading a paperback.

— Nicholson Baker, The Mezzanine

To explain God after merely reading the scriptures is like explaining the city of New York after seeing it only in a map.

— Abhijit Naskar, Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a Scientist Who Found Himself by Getting Lost

He has not shown the special interest in reading that we should like to see but he likes shop work. George H. W. Bush’s parents on his Andover application

— H.W. Brands

One of my intentions with ‘Rookie’ is for the girls reading it to know that they are already cool enough and smart enough and pretty enough.

— Tavi Gevinson

A reading appetite is quirky, singular, and essential

— Penny Kittle, Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers

I like reading my bible, I like bible studies where I get together with others and talk about the word of God and how it relates to us and how we can change to become more like him.

— Bernhard Langer

Perhaps this new kind of reading will appeal to us after we give it a try.

— S.A. Tawks, The Spirit of Pessimism

I went through a phase of reading lots of Urdu poetry, thanks to the great transliterated versions that have become available.

— Satya Nadella

Like good reading skills, good writing skills require immersion and imaginative engagement.

— Sara Sheridan

It’s funny reading about how I behaved in the days before memories formed. So thanks for that input, Mom and Dad – wasn’t so bad after all.

— Connor Franta, A Work in Progress

My memory of my household is of one immersed in books and music. I have a very intimate relationship with Bengali literature, particularly Tagore, and my interest besides reading then was music.

— Siddhartha Mukherjee

Watching our closest living relatives, the chimpanzees, is reading the first chapter of human-being’s adventures in this universe!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

There is nothing more luxurious than eating while you read—unless it be reading while you eat. Amabel did both: they are not the same thing, as you will see if you think the matter over.

— E. Nesbit, The Magic World

Everything beautiful has a story it wants to tell'” she said reading aloud the store’s tagline at the top of the form.. “I love that.

— Susan Meissner, A Fall of Marigolds

When you’re alone and you feel sad, try reading a book. Try touching someone’s heart. Try to imagine what they were thinking, what they wanted to convey. If you do that, you might get something amazing.

— Mizuki Nomura, Book Girl and the Wayfarer’s Lamentation

Grinning is something you do when you are entertained in some way, such as reading a good book or watching someone you don’t care for spill orange soda all over themselves.

— Lemony Snicket

There’s no such thing as a kid who hates reading. There are kids who love reading, and kids who are reading the wrong books.

— James Patterson

For at eight o’clock the world came to an end. It was reading time. The hours between eight in the evening and one or two in the morning have always been my magic hours.

— Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

There’s nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over. When you do, the words get inside you, become a part of you, in a way that words in a book you’ve read only once can’t.

— Gail Carson Levine, Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly

You ought to pray and read the Bible concurrently. You cannot pray effectively without reading the Bible and the vice versa.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Forget physics, forget organic chem, forget reading James Joyce’s Ulysses – organizing your time is one of the biggest challenges you’ll face in your academic career.

— Stefanie Weisman, The Secrets of Top Students: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Acing High School and College

Daily reading of scriptures is essential for your spiritual growth.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Daily reading is vital for own self development.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Like a forgotten old photograph, this dream will stay pressed, between the pages of a book you don’t feel like reading anymore.

— Khadija Rupa

He had learned how reading a book can take you away from anywhere, and make you feel like you’re somewhere else, and someone else.. Even if only for a little while.

— Ava Dianne Day, Cut to the Heart

Irony alone is damning.The flesh will be bland and you will believe you are forever reading the same book.

— Anne Garréta, Not One Day

Ignorance must be prosecuted when arrested. The only way for its arrest is by information and the only way for prosecution is through reading and learning of new things.

— Israelmore Ayivor

The function of a book is to provide a reading experience.

— Douglas Rushkoff

Statistically, if you’re reading this sentence, you’re an oddball. The average American spends three minutes a day reading a book. At this moment, you and I are engaged in an essentially antiquated interaction. Welcome, fellow Neanderthal!

— Dick Meyer, Why We Hate Us: American Discontent in the New Millennium

As a children’s minister, I always believed that I was an evangelist, and at the end of the book, there’s a simple prayer that, whoever’s reading the book could accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior

— Soraya Diase Coffelt

I liked reading biographies of writers, even if (as was the case with Monsieur Rabelais)I’d never read any of their actual writing. I flipped to the back and found the highlighted quote (“NEVER USE A HIGHLIGHTER IN MY BOOKS

— John Green, Looking for Alaska

Intuition is like reading a word without having to spell it out. A child can’t do that because it has had so little experience. A grown-up person knows the word because they’ve seen it often before.

— Agatha Christie, Murder at the Vicarage

She didn’t want to keep talking about him as if everything was okay. Worst of all, she hated sorting through his mail. Reading the hatred people had for her family and worse, reading how others immortalized him into a god for what he’d done.

— Anais Torres, The Reaper’s Daughter

Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you’ll die of a misprint.

— Markus Herz

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

The idea that fast reading is good reading is a twentieth-century weed, springing out of the stony farmland cultivated by the computer manufacturers.

— Susan Wise Bauer, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had

Both reading and writing are experiences–lifelong– in the course of which we who encounter words used in certain ways are persuaded by them to be brought mind and heart within the presence, the power, of the imagination.

— Eudora Welty, On Writing

The policemen agreed they were living with a most peculiar fellow. One moment he was reading classical literature in the original French and quoting Tennyson, and the next he would be discussing the best way to blow up a train.

— Ben Macintyre, Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal

A tried and true way to get your children interested in books and reading is to read to them when they are young.

— Soraya Diase Coffelt

Renewal of mind begins with reading and mediation on the Scriptures.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

I always find that after reading books written by Jane Austen that I speak much more properly, at least for a while.

— Becky Watson

He was delighted to recognize his own human name on two of the papers; he always got an odd thrill out of reading it, as if he were two places at once.

— Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

You must write as if Dostoyevsky himself will be reading your novel, and Shakespeare will be acting it out.

— Christina Westover, Precipice

You can gain self-confidence, with the prayerful life, reading and mediation on the Scripture.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

How can a man know how to live rightly on the face of earth? By daily reading and meditation on the Holy Scriptures and obedience to what is written.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

For her, reading was directly linked to pleasure, not to knowledge or enigmas or constructions or verbal labyrinths…

— Roberto Bolaño, 2666

You want to avoid at all costs drawing your characters on those that already exist in other works of fiction. You must learn about people from people, not from what you read. Your reading should confirm what you’ve observed in the world.

— Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Seeing someone reading a book you love is seeing a book recommending a person.

— Unknown

Give me a half hour’s conversation. I will know more than I will reading 20 magazines.

— Joseph Kennedy

The beauty of reading is that it lets you travel in a way you could never know.

— Alek Wek

I am reading six books at once, the only way of reading; since, as you will agree, one book is only a single unaccompanied note, and to get the full sound, one needs ten others at the same time.

— Virginia Woolf, The Letters of Virginia Woolf: Volume Three, 1923-1928

One of the chief values reading history, this is the author, is its capacity to “provoke renegade thoughts”.

— Andrew Roberts

You may not want to hear that or think of it as writing, but I’m telling you that the moving of information is a literary act in and of itself. Even when people aren’t reading it.

— Kenneth Goldsmith

We often speak of creating an environment for reading, a reading climate.

— Teri S. Lesesne

The journey is the mystery…the destination the answer. If you don’t have a happy ending yet, you have not finished reading the right book.

— Shannon L. Alder

I think that writing should be honest and simple, and it should say something about what it means to be a person. When God is good to us, we write in such a way that the act of reading becomes a pleasure to those who buy our books.

— M.V. Carey

And I apologize to all of you who are the same age as my grandchildren. And many of you reading this are the same age as my grandchildren. They, like you, are being royally shafted and lied to by our Baby Boomer corporations and government.

— Kurt Vonnegut Jr., A Man Without a Country

I’m about to start reading it again, because what good is a story you only want to read once?

— Bill Willingham

What is reading but silent conversation.

— Walter Savage Landor, Imaginary Conversations

When asked, ‘What is more important: praying or reading the Bible?’ I ask, ‘What is more important: breathing in or breathing out?

— Russ Scalzo

Remember, young man, experience is not the best teacher. Other people’s experience is the best teacher. By reading about the lives of great people, you can unlock the secrets to what made them great.

— Andy Andrews, The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs Is a Little Perspective

Like most uneducated Englishwomen, I like reading–I like reading books in the bulk.

— Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

I have been using art as a means to the emotions of life and reading into it the ideas of life.

— Clive Bell

The summer passed quietly. I busied myself as best I could, reading a good deal.

— Michael Cox, The Meaning of Night

The reading of good books could soothe human stupidity, the problem is that human stupidity does not like to read.

— Carl William Brown, Aforismi. Volume primo.

The delights of reading impart the vivacity of youth even to old age.

— Isaac D’Israeli

She sewed as she read. For the Vicar considered that sewing was an occupation and that reading was not. He was silent as long as his daughter sewed and when she read he talked.

— May Sinclair

Resolve to edge in a little reading every day if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day it will make itself felt at the end of the year.

— Horace Mann

I find that the Amazon comments often are exceptionally shrewd and insightful, so I’m not going to diss them. But you don’t really have any guarantees that what you’re reading wasn’t written out of friendship or spite.

— Michael Dirda

As if reading her mind, he leaned into her again, pupils dark, irises glowing like a forest caught in the last rays of sun before dusk… “Do you want me to make you come?”“Is that a trick question?

— Dianna Hardy, Cry Of The Wolf

I am a practical girl, and a life is only so long. It should be spent in as much peace and good eating and good reading as possible and no undue excitement. That is all I am after.

— Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland – For a Little While

The promised notification was hanging over her head. The postman’s knock within the neighbourhood was beginning to bring its daily terrors -and if reading could banish the idea for even half an hour, it was something gained.

— Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

Its dark and I’m reading my scars because our moments remind me of where I should be.

— Robert M. Drake

To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. [….] The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.

— Aleister Crowley, The Confessions of Aleister Crowley: An Autohagiography

Hello, I know that now you – father you are reading thisFuck you, fuck you, how did you decide to suicide fucking bastard!…

— Deyth Banger

A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual.

— Gloria Steinem

If you’re reading this, I hope God opens incredible doors for your life this year. Greatness is upon you. You must believe it though.

— Germany Kent

Maybe she should stop reading those damn romance novels. They were giving her crazy expectations.

— Lexi Blake, A Dom is Forever

If you don’t love what you write, then nobody’s going to enjoy reading it.

— T.A. Uner

Every time you enter a library you might say to yourself, “The world is quiet here, ” as a sort of pledge proclaiming reading to be the greater good.

— Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope

I’ve always felt I deserved a wider audience, so thank you for reading this.

— Ivana Hruba

People reading the Bible for the first time are often surprised to discover how much human drama it contains. Almost every conceivable human dilemma and conflict is reflected in its pages.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

I try not to set myself up as different or as a celebrity or special. I have a husband that can get on my nerves. I have kids that test my patience. I’ve got a cat I can’t keep off the sofa. It’s real. On a bad day, I’m reading ‘Acts of Faith.’

— Iyanla Vanzant

OKAY. So I was going to the library every Saturday. So what? So what? It’s not like I was reading books or anything.

— Gary D. Schmidt, Okay for Now

All good and true book-lovers practice the pleasing and improving avocation of reading in bed … No book can be appreciated until it has been slept with and dreamed over.

— Eugene Field, The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac

The old-fashioned sins of reading is the only sense that matters.

— Harold Bloom, The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages

I was reading in the paper today that Congress wants to replace the dollar bill with a coin. They’ve already done it. It’s called a nickel.

— Jay Leno

You learn a lot by reading and even more by sharing.

— Andrew-Knox B Kaniki

My writing is a combination of three elements. The first is travel: not travel like a tourist, but travel as exploration. The second is reading literature on the subject. The third is reflection.

— Ryszard Kapuscinski

Do you know I get such a passion for reading sometimes its like the other passion -writing- only the wrong side of the carpet.

— Virginia Woolf, The Diary of Virginia Woolf, Volume Four: 1931-1935