Quotes About Reading

“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.”

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-Annie Proulx

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

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-Anna Quindlen

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re-pierced.”

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-Aldous Huxley

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”

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-Aldous Huxley

“The best moments in reading are when you come across something a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.”

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-Alan Bennett

“The best moments in reading are when you come across something a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.”

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-Alan Bennett

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

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-Cassandra Clare

“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”

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-Carlos Ruiz Zafón

“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.”

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-C.S. Lewis




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

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-C.S. Lewis

“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”

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-C.S. Lewis

“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.”

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-C.S. Lewis

“The world was hers for the reading.”

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-Betty Smith

“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.”

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-Annie Proulx

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

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-Anna Quindlen




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

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-Harper Lee




“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”

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-Aldous Huxley

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

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-Groucho Marx

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

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-Gustave Flaubert

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

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-Groucho Marx
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