The greatest gift is a passion for reading.
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
You must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
Some say life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
A house without books is like a room without windows.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
The habit of reading is the only one I know in which there is no alloy. It lasts when all other pleasures fade.
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
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.
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.
The ability to read awoke inside of me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
A great book should leave you with many experiences.
Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.
Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book.
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading.
We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.
This will never be a civilized country until we spend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
He that loves reading has everything within his reach.
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.
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
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