Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
A lamp can only light another lamp when it continues to burn in its own flame.
When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own.
There is creative reading as well as creative writing.
A book that is shut is but a block.
Let us read with method, and propose to ourselves an end to which our studies may point. The use of reading is to aid us in thinking.
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.
Books had instant replay long before televised sports.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends imprisoned by an enchanter in paper and leathern boxes.
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.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader
We read to know we are not alone.
A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading.
Many readers judge of the power of a book by the shock it gives their feelings.
He that runs may read.
The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.
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.
There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.
Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. and the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.
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