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28 Quotes To Remind You To Never Stop Reading

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If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them. Don’t sleep with people who don’t read! John Waters
I love books. I love that moment when you open one and sink into it you can escape from the world, into a story that’s way more interesting than yours will ever be. Elizabeth Scott
When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young. Maya Angelou
Great books help you understand, and they help you to feel understood. John Green
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a novel, must be intolerably stupid. Jane Austen
When I’m really into a novel, I’m seeing the world differently during that time – not just for the hour or so in the day when I get to read. I’m actually walking around in a bit of a haze, spellbound by the book and looking at everything through a different prism. Colin Firth
Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy. Charlaine Harris

A common quality I see of people who are successful is that they are voracious readers. Matt Mullenweg





Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss. Nora Ephron
One must always be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us. Cassandra Clare





I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book. J.K. Rowling
People who hate to read scare me. Good books have kept me alive. Unknown
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. And 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. Alan Bennett
Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul. Joyce Carol Oates
We don’t need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don’ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever. Philip Pullman
You should never read just for “enjoyment.” Read to make yourself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand your friends’ insane behavior, or better yet, your own. Pick “hard books.” Ones you have to concentrate on while reading. And for god’s sake, don’t let me ever hear you say, “I can’t read fiction. I only have time for the truth.” Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of “literature”? That means fiction, too, stupid. John Waters
No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. Confucius
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go! Dr. Seuss
The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading. David Bailey
For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die. Anne Lamott
I always felt if I can get to a library, I’ll be okay. Maya Angelou
Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life. Stephen King
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. Mason Cooley
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life. W. Somerset Maugham
We read to know that we are not alone. C.S. Lewis
What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic. Carl Sagan
I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books. Gary Paulsen
It wasn’t until I started reading and found books they wouldn’t let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else. John Waters TC mark
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