You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations- something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.
Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
When I say to a parent, "read to a child", I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate.
If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
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.
Love of books is the best of all.
So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.
You must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.
There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.
Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.
Don’t just teach your children to read… Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
The more you read, the more things you will know.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear.
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