Reading is one of those powerful human inventions that can never be overestimated. In one of posts i discussed the amazing benefits of reading and this year, it is my sincere hope that you cultivate a very rigorous reading culture. Below are amazing quotes on reading to steer you towards achieving this aim. Enjoy the read!

  1. A book is a gift you can open again and again. —Garrison Keillor
  2. Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. —Kofi Annan
  3. Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. —Frederick Douglass
  4. You may have tangible wealth untold; caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be. I had a mother who read to me. —Strickland Gillian
  5. Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift. —Kate DiCamillo
  1. Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light. —Vera Nazarian
  2. Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. —Groucho Marx
  3. To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. —Victor Hugo
  4. When you learn to read you will be born again…and you will never be quite so alone again. —Rumer Godden
  5. We read to know we are not alone. —C.S. Lewis
  6. The greatest gift is a passion for reading. —Elizabeth Hardwick
  7. There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book. —Marcel Proust
  8. Read, read, read. —William Faulkner
  9. Read. Everything you can get your hands on. Read until words become your friends. Then when you need to find one, they will jump into your mind, waving their hands for you to pick them. And you can select whichever you like, just like a captain choosing a stickball team. —Karen Witemeyer                                                                                              Also Read:Top ten amazing benefits of reading!
  10. Books are a uniquely portable magic. —Stephen King
  11. Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time. —E.P. Whipple
  12. A lot of people ask me if I were shipwrecked and could only have one book, what would it be? I always say, “How to Build a Boat.” —Stephen Wright
  13. Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. —Richard Steele
  14. There is a wonder in reading Braille that the sighted will never know: to touch words and have them touch you back.—Jim Fiebig
  15. A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called “leaves”) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time—proof that humans can work magic. —Carl Sagan
  16. A house without books is like a room without windows. —Heinrich Mann
  17. A parent or a teacher has only his lifetime; a good book can teach forever. —Louis L’Amour
  18. Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything. —Tomie dePaola
  19. It is books that are the key to the wide world; if you can’t do anything else, read all that you can. —Jane Hamilton
  20. I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. —Anna Quindlen
  21. A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read. —Mark Twain
  22. He that loves reading has everything within his reach. —William Godwin
  23. Let us read and let us dance—two amusements that will never do any harm to the world. —Voltaire
  24. Wear the old coat and buy the new book.—Austin Phelps
  25. I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp. —JK Rowling
  26. Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier. —Kathleen Norris
  27. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish. —S.I. Hayakawa
  28. I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. —Jorge Luis Borges

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