To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
When you sell a man a book, you don't sell him 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life.
I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
The habit of reading is the only one I know in which there is no alloy. It lasts when all other pleasures fade.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
A house without books is like a room without windows.
Some say life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
This will never be a civilized country until we spend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
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.
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.
A man ought to read just as inclination leads him, for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
Love of books is the best of all.
Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it.
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
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.
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