Here are 21 quotes on reading to brighten your day from the 1600s to the present day.
Jane Austen (1775-1817) English Novelist
One of Edwards mistresses was Jane Shore, who has had a play written about her, but it is a tragedy therefore not worth reading.
Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) French novelist
Reading brings us unknown friends
Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) American author
You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them
Joseph Brodsky (1940-96) poet
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Lord Byron (1788-1824), English poet
The reading or the none-reading of a book – will never keep down a single petticoat
Isaac D’Israeli (1766-1848), British literary historian
There is an art to reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
Diana Duane (1952- ) American author
Reading one book is like eating one potato chip
Lena Dunham (1986- ) American actress
Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading
Samuel Johnson (1709-84), English poet, critic and lexicographer
The greatest part of a writers time is spent reading, in order to write, a man will turn over half a library to make one book.
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) English novelist and poet
War makes rattling good history; but peace is poor reading
Sarah J. Maas (1986- ) American author
No. I can survive well enough on my own—if given the proper reading material
Moliere (1622-73), French comic playwright
Reading and marriage don’t go well together
Joe Orton (1933-1967), English playwright
Reading isn’t an occupation we encourage among police officers. We try to keep the paper work down to a minimum.
Jim Rohn (1930-2009) writer, motivational speaker
Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary
Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946) American-British essayist
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading
Patrick Rothfuss (1973-) American writer
I always read. You know how sharks have to keep swimming or they die? I’m like that. If I stop reading, I die
Trevelyan (1876-1962), English Historian
It [education] has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading, an easy prey to sensation and cheap appeals.
Francis Quarles (1592-1644), English poet
I wish there was as much pleasure in the reading, as I had in the writing
Langdon Simith (1858-1908)
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer Reading
Sir Richard Steel (1672-1729) Irish-born essayist and playwright
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body
Malcolm X (1925-1965) American minister
My alma mater was books, a good library…. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
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