My Top Fifteen Quotes About Reading

  1. “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. A man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin
  2. “We read to know we’re not alone.” – William Nicholson
  3. “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.” – John Green
  4. “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” – Oscar Wilde
  5. “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.” – J.D. Salinger
  6. “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King
  7. “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 Eliot
  8. “A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” – William Styron
  9. “Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.” – Cassandra Clare
  10. “Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” – Francis Bacon
  11. “Think before you speak. Read before you think.” – Fran Lebowitz
  12. “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” – Ernest Hemingway
  13. “Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.” – Louisa May Alcott
  14. “I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books.” – Gary Paulsen
  15. “Reading brings us unknown friends.” – Honoré de Balzac

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