Reading Quotes

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn

Joseph Addison

Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.

Joseph Addison

Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man,and writing an exact man.

Francis Bacon

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

Henry Ward Beecher

The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.

Elizabeth Hardwick

Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.

Dawn Adams

The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency-- the belief that the here and now is all there is.

Allan Bloom

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

Oscar Wilde

Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own.

Charles Scribner, Jr.

Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.

Jean Rhys

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

P. J. O'Rourke

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

Ray Bradbury

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. It is wholesome and bracing for the mind to have its faculties kept on the stretch.

August Hare

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

Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love for reading

Rufus Choate

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.

John Andrew Holmes

Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.

David Viscott

To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company.

Andre Gide

What is reading, but silent conversation.

Walter Savage Landor

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

W. Somerset Maugham

Hard work makes easy reading or, at least, easier reading.

M. H. Abrams

Margarine? Thats not food. I Cant Believe Its Not Butter? I can. If youre planning on using margarine in anything, you can stop reading now, because I wont be able to help you.

Anthony Michael

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

Iosip Aleksandrovich Brodsky

I know one husband and wife who, whatever the official reasons given to the court for the break up of their marriage, were really divorced because the husband believed that nobody ought to read while he was talking and the wife that nobody ought to talk while she was reading.

Vera Mary Brittain

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Updated On : May 25, 2013
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