There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.
You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.
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 entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading.
Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
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.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
The more you read, the more things you will know.
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.
Love of books is the best of all.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island...
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
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.
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
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