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Best Quotes About Reading
This post contains the best quotes about reading!
I have always loved reading, but I recently got back into it as an adult (check out my tips on how I read 70+ books in a year) and I love it even more now.
As a traveler, I love reading because it transports me to other places.
Here are some of the best quotes about books and reading to inspire you!
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only once.” – George R. R. Martin
“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” – Lemony Snicket
“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” – Harper Lee
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” – C. S. Lewis
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” – Frederick Douglas
“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” – Paul Sweeney
“The world was hers for the reading.” – Betty Smith
“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn
“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” – Fran Lebowitz
“Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.” – Diane Duane
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King
“People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.” – Logan Pearsall Smith
“Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.” – Fernando Pessoa
“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
“Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” – Henry David Thoreau
“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.” – Abraham Lincoln
“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” – Victor Hugo
“No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.” – Mary Wortley Montagu
“I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges
“Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.” – Bill Watterson
“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” – J. K. Rowling
“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” – Carl Sagan
“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” – Erasmus
“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” – Jhumpa Lahiri
“Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people – people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.” – E. B. White
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I hope you enjoyed these quotes about reading!
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