Are you a reader? I have loved reading for as long as I can remember. I read for many reasons: escape, meditation, knowledge, meaning, and pure love of story.
What follows are some quotes about the love of reading, most of which came from two great sites: Search Quotes and Quote Garden.
For the Love of Reading…
Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere. ~ Mary Schmich
To read a book for the first time is to make and acquaintance with a new friend; to read if for a second time is to meet an old one. ~ Chinese Saying
I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve. ~ Charles De Montesquieu
The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries. ~ Rene Descartes
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one. ~ George R.R. Martin
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. ~ Henry David Thoreau
I have often reflected upon the new vistas that reading opened to me. I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the course of my life. As I see it today, the ability to read awoke in me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive. ~ Malcolm X
To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry. ~ John Andrew Holmes
The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it give you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination. ~ Elizabeth Hardwick
If you read a good book, you’ve got a friend for life. ~ My nephew, Matthew, at age nine.
Are you a reader?
What is special about reading for you?
What books are you springing into right now?
Please subscribe to my author newsletter by placing your first name and email address in the space provided on the upper right.
My best to you,
P. S. If you can read this, thank a teacher. ~ Harry S. Truman