"You will never be alone with a poet in your pocket."-Thomas Jefferson
"I discovered books and read forever."-John Adams
"Make the love of learning central in your life. What a difference it can mean. If your experience is anything like mine, the books that will mean the most to you, books that will change your life, are still to come. And remember, as someone said, even the oldest book is brand new for the reader who opens it for the first time."-David McCullough
"Make use of the public libraries. Start your own personal library and see it grow. Talk about the books you're reading. Ask others what they're reading. You'll learn allot."-David McCullough
"Read for pleasure...take seriously--read closely--books that have stood the test of time. study a masterpiece, take it apart, study its architecture, its vocabulary, its intent. Underline, make notes in the margins, and after a few years, go back and read it again."- David McCullough
Good children's literature appeals not only to the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
- Mortimer J. Adler
Readers may be divided into four classes:
1.) Sponges, who absorb all that they read and return it in
nearly the same state, only a little dirtied.
2.) Sand-glasses, who retain nothing and are content to get
through a book for the sake of getting through the time.
3.) Strain-bags, who retain merely the dregs of what they read.
4.) Mogul diamonds, equally rare and valuable, who profit by
what they read, and enable others to profit by it also.
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Force yourself to reflect on what you read, paragraph by paragraph.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.
If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 a.m. clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals than you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.
– Robert Pattinson
“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.”
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
“We read to know that we are not alone.”
― C.S. Lewis
“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”
― Cornelia Funke, Inkheart