We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement.
Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.
As the child approaches a new text he is entitled to an introduction so that when he reads, the gist of the... story can provide some guide for a fluent reading.
Read. Read. Read. Just don't read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different styles.
I hope children will be happy with the books I've written, and go on to be readers all of their lives.
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
The joy of reading with our children doesn't stop as they, and we, get older; it simply changes.
No person who can read is ever successful at cleaning out an attic.
I believe we should spend less time worrying about the quantity of books children read and more time introducing them to quality books that will turn them on to the joy of reading and turn them into lifelong readers.
One of the joys of reading is the ability to plug into the shared wisdom of mankind.
Love of books is the best of all.
You must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.
There is an art of reading, an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
Books had instant replay long before televised sports.
Theres always an anxiety about playing literary characters because one of the great joys of reading books is that you can create your own vision of things.
This will never be a civilized country until we spend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
Our hope is that the elementary reading of comics will lead to the joy of reading good books.
A home without books is a body without soul.
The joy of reading can take you so many different places. In addition to intelligence and stretching your mind, I just think reading is so crucial in terms of being a well-rounded person.
Shakespeare is one of the reasons I've stayed an actor. Sometimes I spend full days doing Shakespeare by myself, just for the joy of reading it, saying those words... I do Shakespeare when I am feeling a certain way.
I'm just a hired actor who was hired for a particular job, but I think one of the joys of reading the script was the way that the personal and the global are woven together.
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
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