To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
You must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.
So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.
There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading.
The more you read, the more things you will know.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
Love of books is the best of all.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
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.
No one can take it away from you.
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island...
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
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.
I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp.
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
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