To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
You must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
The more you read, the more things you will know.
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.
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading.
Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.
No one can take it away from you.
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.
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.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island...
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.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable.
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