It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations- something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.
Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
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.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
The greatest gift is a passion for reading.
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.
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.
Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.
You may have tangible wealth untold:
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be
I had a Mother who read to me.
It would be hard for me to overestimate the importance of reading. Nothing can expand the mind and heart like the magic al world of books. .... Our libraries are an essential resource for our children, our communities, and our future.
The importance of reading, for me, is that it allows you to dream.
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading.
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Richer than I you can never be,
I had a mother who read to me.
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.
There is an art of reading, an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
Decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.
A house without books is like a room without windows.
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