A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.
When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me.
The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.
Books are the most wonderful friends in the world. When you meet them and pick them up, they are always ready to give you a few ideas. When you put them down, they never get mad; when you take them up again, they seem to enrich you all the more.
Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.
The man who reads everything is like the man who eats everything: he can digest nothing, and the penalty of crowding one's mind with other men's thoughts is to have no thoughts of one's own.
You are what you read.
A man only learns by two things; one is reading and the other is association with smarter people.
Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything.
A man may as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading.
Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.
The best candy shop a child can be left alone in, is the library
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Wherever I am, if I've got a book with me, I have a place I can go and be happy
Let books be your dining table, / And you shall be full of delights. / Let them be your mattress,/And you shall sleep restful nights
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
I was given a dictionary when I was seven, and I read it because I had nothing else to read. I read it the way you read a book.
The new illiteracy is about more than not knowing how to read the book or the word; it is about not knowing how to read the world.
I want you to be afraid to turn the page (and to do that) you need to show right from the beginning that you're playing for keeps.
A book can change the world... Every book a child reads creates new neurons in that child's brain.
A library is where ideas sleep between covers, waiting for you to discover them.
Pity the man who has a favorite restaurant, but not a favorite author. He's picked out a favorite place to feed his body, but he doesn't have a favorite place to feed his mind!
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.
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