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30 Wonderful Quotes About Books And Reading

Damien Thomas



Quotes About Books And Reading

If you enjoy reading books and great quotes, I think that you are really going to love this great collection of quotes about books and reading. Books can have the power to entertain, inspire and educate us.

Did you know that getting in to the habit of reading can also have many benefits too. Reading can help you to relax, increase your vocabulary, improve your memory, help you sleep, improve your focus, increase your knowledge and boost your intelligence.

I regularly enjoy reading a few pages from a book that I might not have read for a few years. I never fail to learn something new each time. I highly recommend reading as an essential daily habit.

I hope that this wonderful collection of quotes about reading will inspire you to either buy a new book today or revisit an old book that you have read before.


1. Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. – Mason Cooley


2. A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one. – George R.R. Martin


3. I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. – Groucho Marx


4. Don’t read a book and be a follower; read a book and be a student. – Jim Rohn


5. Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift. – Kate DiCamillo


6. Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life. – Mortimer J. Adler


7. If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books. – Roald Dahl


8. The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. – Dr. Seuss


9. Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you. – Louis L’Amour


10. Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading. – Lena Dunham


11. When you lose yourself in a book the hours grow wings and fly. – Chloe Thurlow


12. Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book. – Jane Smiley


13. Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book. – Bill Watterson


14. No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. – Mary Wortley Montagu


15. Regular reading will transform your life completely. – Brian Tracy


16. Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. – Margaret Fuller


17. Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. – Charles William Elliot


18. A book is a gift you can open again and again. – Garrison Keillor


19. Reading is a gift. It’s something you can do almost anytime and anywhere. It can be a tremendous way to learn, relax, and even escape. – Richard Carlson


20. Reading for me, is spending time with a friend. – Gary Paulsen


21. There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island. – Walt Disney


22. I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books. – Gary Paulsen


23. One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time. – Carl Sagan


24. Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. – Joseph Addison


25. You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. – Paul Sweeney


26. A book is a dream you hold in your hands. – Neil Gaiman


27. Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers. – Harry Truman


28. I can feel infinitely alive curled up on the sofa reading a book. – Benedict Cumberbatch


29. It isn’t what the book costs. It’s what it will cost you if you don’t read it. – Jim Rohn


30. Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere. – Mary Schmich