Reading quotes

The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot …The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.

Funny Short

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

Witty Humor Book

The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know …The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.

Wisdom Knowledge Learning

Peeing is like a good book in that it is very, very hard to stop once you …Peeing is like a good book in that it is very, very hard to stop once you start.

Short Humor Book Simile

The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the …The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.

Short Book

Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with …Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.

Trust Book

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at …Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.

Short Book

If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as …If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.

Time Writing

Sit in a room and read--and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind …Sit in a room and read--and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, mild, slow-burning rapture all the time.

Happiness Inspirational Book

Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have …Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.

Inspirational Religion Spirituality

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading …You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

Wisdom Book People

A well-read woman is a dangerous …A well-read woman is a dangerous creature.

Education Humor Women






Book + Reading quotes

Book Quotes
Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage …Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.

Book

A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the …A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.

Book

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than …I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.

Book

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit …You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.

Book

The best books... are those that tell you what you know …The best books... are those that tell you what you know already.

Book

Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would …Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day.

Book People

What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that …What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.

Book Writing

Luckily, I always travel with a book, just in case I have to wait on line for Santa, or some such …Luckily, I always travel with a book, just in case I have to wait on line for Santa, or some such inconvenience.

Book

I intend to put up with nothing that I can put …I intend to put up with nothing that I can put down.

Book

One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 …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.

Book

People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be …People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.

Book

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They …Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.

Book

In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my …In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own.

Book

Reading is my favorite occupation, when I have leisure for it and books to …Reading is my favorite occupation, when I have leisure for it and books to read.

Book

The ability to read awoke inside of me some long dormant craving to be mentally …The ability to read awoke inside of me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.

Book

There is no scent so pleasant to my nostrils as that faint, subtle reek which comes from an ancient …There is no scent so pleasant to my nostrils as that faint, subtle reek which comes from an ancient book.

Book

My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just …My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.

Book

Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a …Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don't you agree?

Book

Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good …Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.

Book

A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a …A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.

Book

A half-read book is a half-finished love …A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.

Book

Most of what makes a book 'good' is that we are reading it at the right moment for …Most of what makes a book 'good' is that we are reading it at the right moment for us.

Book

I don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can …I don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.

Book

... that when you're buying books, you're optimistically thinking you're buying the time to read …... that when you're buying books, you're optimistically thinking you're buying the time to read them

Book



Short + Reading quotes

Short Quotes
I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only …I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.

Short Book

Literature is news that stays …Literature is news that stays news.

Short Book

Reading without reflecting is like eating without …Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

Short Book

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at …If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.

Short Humor Book

We live and breathe …We live and breathe words.

Short Book

Books are a uniquely portable …Books are a uniquely portable magic.

Short Book

Books don't offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself …Books don't offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.

Short Mind Suffering Book

Reading brings us unknown …Reading brings us unknown friends

Short Friends

My arms are killing me. I didn't know words could be so …My arms are killing me. I didn't know words could be so heavy.

Short Humor Book

There is creative reading as well as creative …There is creative reading as well as creative writing.

Short Humor Writing

Books are no more threatened by 'Kindle' than stairs by …Books are no more threatened by 'Kindle' than stairs by elevators.

Short Book

The only way to do all the things you'd like to do is to …The only way to do all the things you'd like to do is to read

Short Book

Reading one book is like eating one potato …Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.

Short Humor Book

I read; I travel; I …I read; I travel; I become

Short

Easy reading is damn hard …Easy reading is damn hard writing.

Short Writing

Literature is my …Literature is my Utopia

Short

Do not accept blindly everything that you read; it should meet the tests of your …Do not accept blindly everything that you read; it should meet the tests of your mind.

Short Mind

Ah, how good it is to be among people who are …Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.

Short Book People

Why can't people just sit and read books and be nice to each …Why can't people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?

Short Kindness Book People

Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed …Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words.

Short

The world was hers for the …The world was hers for the reading.

Short Book

She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and …She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.

Short Habit Book

We live for …We live for books.

Short Book

I love the smell of book ink in the …I love the smell of book ink in the morning.

Short Book



Humor + Reading quotes

Humor Quotes
I am too fond of reading books to care to write …I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.

Humor Book

If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, …If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.

Humor Book

From the moment I picked up your book until I put it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day …From the moment I picked up your book until I put it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.

Humor Laughter Book

There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast …There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.

Humor Book

You want to remember that while you're judging the book, the book is also judging …You want to remember that while you're judging the book, the book is also judging you.

Humor Book

Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad …Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books.

Humor Book

Generally speaking, books don't cause much harm. Except when you read them, that is. Then they …Generally speaking, books don't cause much harm. Except when you read them, that is. Then they cause all kinds of problems.

Humor Problems Book

I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves …I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.

Humor

Don't you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long …Don't you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything.

Humor

No. I can survive well enough on my own- if given the proper reading …No. I can survive well enough on my own- if given the proper reading material.

Humor



All reading Quotes


I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn the …I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn the most.

Learning Pleasure

Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the …Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.

Family Knowledge

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by …Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.

Inspirational Wisdom Writing

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who …Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

Habit Thinking

Think before you speak. Read before you …Think before you speak. Read before you think.

Advice Thinking Book

A peasant that reads is a prince in …A peasant that reads is a prince in waiting.

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more …If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.

Children

That perfect tranquility of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend …That perfect tranquility of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library.

Life Friends

It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help …It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.

Witty Perspective Habit Book

The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to …The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read.

I read a book one day and my whole life was …I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.

Change Life Short Book

No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good …No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.

Friendship God Religion Book

When I got [my] library card, that was when my life …When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began.

Life Short

I am an omnivorous reader with a strangely retentive memory for …I am an omnivorous reader with a strangely retentive memory for trifles.

Memory

It's strange to describe reading a book as a really great experience, but that's kind of how it …It's strange to describe reading a book as a really great experience, but that's kind of how it felt.

Experience Book

Reading was a joy, a desperately needed escape -- I didn't read to learn, I was reading to …Reading was a joy, a desperately needed escape -- I didn't read to learn, I was reading to read.

Joy Learning Book

You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different …You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.

Inspirational Writing

If you're reading this... Congratulations, you're alive. If that's not something to smile about, …If you're reading this... Congratulations, you're alive. If that's not something to smile about, then I don't know what is.

Inspirational Poetry Smile

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of …Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.

Silence Book

I always read. You know how sharks have to keep swimming or they die? I'm like that. If I stop …I always read. You know how sharks have to keep swimming or they die? I'm like that. If I stop reading, I die.

Habit

A good book is an event in my …A good book is an event in my life.

Life Short Book

Well, I like to eat, sleep, drink, and be in love. I like to work, read, learn, and understand …Well, I like to eat, sleep, drink, and be in love. I like to work, read, learn, and understand life.

Life Love Work Understanding

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating …I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.

Children Book

Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I'd rather boast about the ones …Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I'd rather boast about the ones I've read.

My life is a reading …My life is a reading list.

Life Short

No matter who you are, no matter where you live, and no matter how many people are chasing you, …No matter who you are, no matter where you live, and no matter how many people are chasing you, what you don't read is often as important as what you do read.

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and …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.

Habit Book

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a …To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.

Knowledge Light

It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have …It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.

Advice Book

Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and …Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.

Philosophy Poetry Short Book

Don't just teach your children to read... Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to …Don't just teach your children to read... Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.

Knowledge Children Question Book

I love books, by the way, way more than movies. Movies tell you what to think. A good book lets you …I love books, by the way, way more than movies. Movies tell you what to think. A good book lets you choose a few thoughts for yourself.

Thought Book

Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring …Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.

Life Short

All I have learned, I learned from …All I have learned, I learned from books.

Education Short Book

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love …Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a …How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.

Change Life Book Man

Read a little. Meditate more. Think of God all the …Read a little. Meditate more. Think of God all the time

God Short Meditation

Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's …Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.

Knowledge Light Book

If you read one hour, then write two hours, think three hours, and meditate all the …If you read one hour, then write two hours, think three hours, and meditate all the time.

Meditation Spirituality Thinking

I'm wondering what to read next... I've finished all the children's …I'm wondering what to read next... I've finished all the children's books.

Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with …Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.

Memory Book

I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to …I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books.

Education Short Book

Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the …Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of …Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.

Life Book

I am a part of everything that I have …I am a part of everything that I have read.

He read while he walked. He read while he ate. The other librarians suspected he somehow read while …He read while he walked. He read while he ate. The other librarians suspected he somehow read while he slept, or perhaps didn't sleep at all.

So much working, reading, thinking, living to do! A lifetime is not long …So much working, reading, thinking, living to do! A lifetime is not long enough.

Life Time Thinking

Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and …Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced.

Writing

Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I …Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.

Love Book

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. …If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There's no way around these two things that I'm aware of, no shortcut.

Writing

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all …Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.

Experience Book

She was fascinated with words. To her, words were things of beauty, each like a magical powder or …She was fascinated with words. To her, words were things of beauty, each like a magical powder or potion that could be combined with other words to create powerful spells.

Beauty Book

Personally, I am a hedonistic reader; I have never read a book merely because it was ancient. I …Personally, I am a hedonistic reader; I have never read a book merely because it was ancient. I read books for the aesthetic emotions they offer me, and I ignore the commentaries and criticism.

Emotions Book

There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we believe we left without …There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we believe we left without having lived them, those we spent with a favorite book.

Book

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and …My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.

Music Short Silence

Many people read constantly and yet cannot tell you what they have read. The best way to read a …Many people read constantly and yet cannot tell you what they have read. The best way to read a book is to introspect about it. See how it applies to your own life. And learn to discriminate.

Life Book People

Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my …Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part I read only to please myself and like only what suits my taste.

Habit Book

A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his …A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.

I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write …I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.

Inspirational Book

Reading does not make you wise, realization …Reading does not make you wise, realization does.

Self realization

I was raised among books, making invisible friends in pages that seemed cast from dust and whose …I was raised among books, making invisible friends in pages that seemed cast from dust and whose smell I carry on my hands to this day.

Book

I guess there are never enough …I guess there are never enough books.

Short Book

Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become …Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.

Book

What she was finding also was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned …What she was finding also was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned and the days weren't long enough for the reading she wanted to do.

Book

Dogeared pages were Antichrist of book lovers …Dogeared pages were Antichrist of book lovers everywhere.

Short Book

I have good reason to be content, for thank God I can read and perhaps understand Shakespeare to …I have good reason to be content, for thank God I can read and perhaps understand Shakespeare to his depths.

Understanding

Don't waste your time on cheap …Don't waste your time on cheap writings.

Advice Book

A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to …A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.

So Matilda's strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who …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.

Book

'Embarrassed someone would see you and think you're capable of reading?” “I do have a reputation to …"Embarrassed someone would see you and think you're capable of reading?” “I do have a reputation to maintain.” “And what a lovely reputation that is."

I was burning through books every day - stories about people and places I'd never heard of. They …I was burning through books every day - stories about people and places I'd never heard of. They were perhaps the only thing that kept me from teetering into utter despair.

Book

Tris: 'I was reading.' Sandry: 'You're always reading. The only way people can ever talk to you is …Tris: "I was reading." Sandry: "You're always reading. The only way people can ever talk to you is to interrupt." Tris: "Then maybe they shouldn't talk to me."