50 Inspiring Quotes About Reading

50 Inspiring Quotes About Reading

Quotes from famous authors and bookworms can encourage and motivate us. They can give us a new perspective and inspire us to pick up a book and start reading. Here are our top 50 inspiring and motivating quotes about reading and books.

1. "Bird have wings. Humans have books." - Unknown

2. "The world belongs to those who read." - Rick Holland

3. "A book is like a garden carried in the pocket."- Chinese Proverb

4. "In a good book room you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them." - Mark Twain

5. "For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you, books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die." - Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird


Children fall in love with books

7. "Books. One of the few things you can buy that will make you richer." - Unknown

8."Books are not my whole life but they make my life whole." - Unknown


The book is a film

10. "You simply never know what a child is going to find in a book." - Lucy Mangan

11. "You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book."- Dr. Seuss

12. "Keep reading. It's one of the most marvellous adventures that anyone can have." Lloyd Alexander

13. "What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee? - Anthony Trollope


A book is not just a book

15. "There is no friend as loyal as a book." - Ernest Hemingway

16. "Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future."- Jim Bishop

17. "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go."- Dr. Seuss

18. "There is only one thing that could replace a book: the next book." - Unknown

19. "It's always better to have too much to read than not enough." - Ann Patchett


Books everywhere 

21."Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them."- Neil Gaiman

22. "In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold."- Ben Aaronovitch

23. "It's called reading. It's how people install new software into their brains." - Unknown

24. "Buying a book is not about obtaining a possession... but about securing a portal."- Laura Miller, Broken Homes 

25. "Some books are so familiar that reading them is like being home again."- Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

26. "The greatest gift is a passion for reading."- Elizabeth Hardwick

27. "Sometimes you just need to lay on the couch and read for a couple of years."- Unknown

28. "We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading." - B.F. Skinner

29. "Sleep is good. Books are better."- George R.R. Martin

30. "A rainy day is a special gift to readers." - Amy Miles

31. "The buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching toward infinity..." - A. Edward Newton


Books in your childhood

33. "Oh magic hour, when a child first knows she can rad printed words!" - Betty Smith, A tree grows in Brooklyn 

34." I stepped into the bookstore and breathed in that perfume of paper and magic that strangely no one had ever thought of bottling." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

35. "Close your eyes. Take a breath. Inhale calmness. Exhale stress. Make a cuppa. Sink into a chair. Pick up a book. Disappear." - Unknown

36. "I don't think there is sucha thing as a bad book for children. It's tosh. It's snobbery and it's foolishness. We need our children to get onto the reading ladder: anything that they enjoy reading will move them up, rung by rung, into literacy." - Neil Gaiman

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37. "A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it." - Samuel Johnson

38. "We read to know we're not alone." - William Nicholson

39. "A Child. A book. A read. A chat. This is the way the mind grows. Not with a test but a tale." - Michael Rosen

40. "Read. Read anything. Read the things they say are good for you, and the things they claim are junk. You'll find what you need to find. Just read." - Neil Gaiman

41. "A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe." - Madeleine L'Engle

42. "Reading forces you to be quiet in a world that no longer makes a place for that." - John Green

43. "We can't solve all problems with books and reading, but we can try to make sure all kids have access to book they can relate to and choose to read- to escape into a good story and help kids make sense of the world around them and their own feelings." - Judy Newman

43. "There is no app to replace your lap! Read to your child."- Unknown

44. "When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young." - Maya Angelou

45. "Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul." - Joyce Carol Oates

46."Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book." - Jane Smiley

47. "You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me."- C.S.Lewis

48. "A child who reads will be an adult who thinks." - Unknown

49. "When you read a great book, you don't escape from life, you plunge deeper into it." - Julian Barnes

50. "All the reading she had done had given her a view of life that they had never seen." - Roald Dahl, Matilda

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