Reading Quotes

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

The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read.

Benjamin Franklin

Reading is a lot like physical exercise. Reading is a workout for the brain.

Steve Pavlina

In general, when reading a scholarly critic, one profits more from his quotations than from his comments.

Wystan Hugh Auden

He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more then his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men, he should have knowne no more than other men.

John Aubrey

I often tell my clients they should do at least 30 percent of all their reading outside their own field. This will give them perspective and knowledge that will make them more interesting.

Roger Ailes

Men may live more truly and fully in reading Plato and Shakespeare than at any other time, because then they are participating in essential being and are forgetting their accidental lives. The fact that this kind of humanity exists or existed, and that we can somehow still touch it with the tips of our outstretched fingers, makes our imperfect humanity, which we can no longer bear, tolerable.

Allan David Bloom

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Updated On : May 25, 2013
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