I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp.
Read much, but not many works.
I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.
The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.
The art of reading is to skip judiciously. Whole libraries may be skipped in these days, when we have the results of them in our modern culture without going over the ground again.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
Books are a uniquely portable magic.
The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.
A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies..
There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.
There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
I always have strong feelings when I'm writing a book. Sometimes when I'm writing a book, I even cry when I'm writing. Once I read a quotation that I thought was very true for me, which is: "No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader."
Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.
We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.
Reading without thinking will confuse you.Thinking without reading will place you in danger.
I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose
between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.
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