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Reading Quotes: “Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.” — Benjamin Franklin
Reading Quotes: “Reading is the gateway skill that makes all other learning possible.” — Barack Obama
Reading Quotes: “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” — Rudyard Kipling
Reading Quotes: “The way to chastity is not to struggle directly with incontinent thoughts but to avert the thoughts by some imployment, or by reading, or meditating on other things.” — Isaac Newton
Reading Quotes: “Every reader, if he has a strong mind, reads himself into the book, and amalgamates his thoughts with those of the author.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Reading Quotes: “To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.” — Edmund Burke
Reading Quotes: “Never let a day pass without looking at some perfect work of art, hearing some great piece of music and reading, in part, some great book.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Reading Quotes: “Any book worth banning is a book worth reading.” — Isaac Asimov
Reading Quotes: “Reading is not walking on the words; it’s grasping the soul of them.” — Paulo Freire
Reading Quotes: “We live for books.” — Umberto Eco

110. “We live for books.

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Reading Quotes: “Reading is by far the most successful pursuit of happiness.” — John Grisham
Reading Quotes: “A well-stocked mind is safe from boredom.” — Arthur C. Clarke
Reading Quotes: “Literature is the safe and traditional vehicle through which we learn about the world and pass on values from on generation to the next. Books save lives.” — Laurie Anderson
Reading Quotes: “Everything which is good in me should be credited to books.” — Maxim Gorky
Reading Quotes: “There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.” — P. G. Wodehouse
Reading Quotes: “A man is known by the books he reads.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Reading Quotes: “I believe that reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found. By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This to me is a miracle.” — Kurt Vonnegut
Reading Quotes: “I’ve been reading the books. It’s the origination, it’s the primary source. You should always go back to the books.” — Benedict Cumberbatch
Reading Quotes: “The proper study of mankind is books.” — Aldous Huxley
Reading Quotes: “No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” — Confucius
Reading Quotes: “The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Reading Quotes: “The truth of the matter is that about 99 percent of teaching is making the students feel interestedin the material. Then the other 1 percent has to do with your methods. And that’s not just true of languages. It’s true of every subject.” — Noam Chomsky
Reading Quotes: “To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” — Victor Hugo
Reading Quotes: “There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people’s books and write your own.” — Albert Einstein
Reading Quotes: “We need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.” — Franz Kafka
Reading Quotes: “So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.” — Roald Dahl
Reading Quotes: “I am a machine condemned to devour books.” — Karl Marx
Reading Quotes: “I am reading six books at once, the only way of reading; since, as you will agree, one book is only a single unaccompanied note, and to get the full sound, one needs ten others at the same time.” — Virginia Woolf
Reading Quotes: “To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.” — Arthur Schopenhauer
Reading Quotes: “There is no scent so pleasant to my nostrils as that faint, subtle reek which comes from an ancient book.” — Arthur Conan Doyle
Reading Quotes: “A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” — William Styron
Reading Quotes: “A book worth reading is worth buying.” — John Ruskin
Reading Quotes: “There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.” — Marcel Proust
Reading Quotes: “My library is an archive of longings.” — Susan Sontag
Reading Quotes: “The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose.” — Margaret Atwood
Reading Quotes: “The most important thing whenever we’re connecting kids to books, is that we try to match the book to the kid and make sure that reading is a fun, rewarding experience outside the classroom.” — Rick Riordan
Reading Quotes: “Every reader finds himself. The writer’s work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.” — Marcel Proust
Reading Quotes: “We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.” — John Lubbock
Reading Quotes: “Reading to children at night, responding to their smiles with a smile, returning their vocalizations with one of your own, touching them, holding them – all of these further a child’s brain development and future potential, even in the earliest months.” — T. Berry Brazelton
Reading Quotes: “A good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life, and as such it must surely be a necessary commodity.” — Penelope Fitzgerald
Reading Quotes: “The imaginary is not formed in opposition to reality as its denial or compensation; it grows among signs, from book to book, in the interstice of repetitions and commentaries; it is born and takes shape in the interval between books. It is the phenomena of the library.” — Michel Foucault
Reading Quotes: “People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.” — Saul Bellow
Reading Quotes: “I think of reading a book as no less an experience than travelling or falling in love.” — Jorge Luis Borges
Reading Quotes: “Books are to be called for and supplied on the assumption that the process of reading is not a half-sleep, but in the highest sense an exercise, a gymnastic struggle; that the reader is to do something for himself.” — Walt Whitman
Reading Quotes: “To look at the paper is to raise a seashell to one’s ear and to be overwhelmed by the roar of humanity.” — Alain de Botton
Reading Quotes: “Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” — Joyce Carol Oates
Reading Quotes: “So it is with children who learn to read fluently and well: They begin to take flight into whole new worlds as effortlessly as young birds take to the sky.” — William James
Reading Quotes: “In reading, the mind is, in fact, only the playground of another’s thoughts.” — Arthur Schopenhauer
Reading Quotes: “I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books.” — Jorge Luis Borges
Reading Quotes: “Reading is that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude.” — Marcel Proust
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