Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.
Men must read for amusement as well as for knowledge.
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
The ability to read awoke inside of me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.
Little learning and much pride come of hasty reading.
Some books leave us free and some books make us free.
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Some say life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
I cannot sit and think; books think for me.
When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began.
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.
I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read much, but not many works.
The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
What is reading but silent conversation?
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