Literacy is not a luxury, it is a right and a responsibility.
Some say life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
The ability to read awoke inside of me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.
A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable.
We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.
A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.
I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.
Words are the voice of the heart.
You must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
Richer than I you can never be,
I had a mother who read to me.
One of the greatest gifts adults can give - to their offspring and to their society - is to read to children.
I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp.
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.
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.
Literacy is not a luxury, it is a right and a responsibility. If our world is to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century we must harness the energy and creativity of all our citizens.
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.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
A book is a gift you can open again and again.
A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you.
When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
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