15 Quotes on Reading

These are some of my favorite quotes on one of my favorites things to do…read.


“When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does.”

Kathleen Kelly “You’ve Got Mail”


“I cannot live without books.”

Thomas Jefferson


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


“I did the traditional thing with falling in love with words, reading books and underlining lines I liked and words I didn’t know. It was something I always did.”

Carrie Fisher

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

Ray Bradbury


“Whether I’m at the office, at home, or on the road, I always have a stack of books I’m looking forward to reading.”

Bill Gates


“One rainy Sunday when I was in the third grade, I picked up a book to look at the pictures and discovered that even though I did not want to, I was reading. I have been a reader ever since.”

 Beverly Cleary


“A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.”

Henry David Thoreau


“Reading a book, watching a movie, going to a play, it’s transporting, and very, very exciting. And to be a part of that, creating things with your imagination, whoa.”

Steve Carell


“I would never require anyone to read any book. That seems antithetical to why we read – which is to choose a book for our personal reasons.”

Amy Tan


“I read my eyes out and can’t read half enough…the more one reads the more one sees we have to read.”
John Adams, Letters of John Adams, Addressed to His Wife


“The more that you read the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Dr. Seuss


“We recommend for the training of teachers not only a considerable artistic education in general but special attention to the art of reading.”

Maria Montessori


“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
Ernest Hemingway


“Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life – well, valuable, but small – and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven’t been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn’t it be the other way around?”

Kathleen Kelly “You’ve Got Mail”

I kind of like that about myself…fostering a love of reading. Graduations are approaching and of course, summer. A great time to honor books. I’m finishing up a novel on Eleanor, Queen of France and England. What should I read next? Maybe a mystery or a love story? I should visit a bookstore, my second favorite thing to do! What are your favorite books? What are you excited to read next? Cheers to readers and book lovers everywhere.

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