50 of our favourite quotes about studying

Who doesn’t like to get lost in a book? Reading not only opens doors and inspires, it also serves as a timeless education for many. Using quotes about reading in your classroom can encourage students to start a new book series or learn something new. Check out this list of 50 of our favorite quotes about reading!

Our favorite quotes about reading

“Don’t trust anyone who hasn’t brought a book.” -Lemony Snicket

“Reading is essential for those who want to rise above the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” – Fran Lebowitz

“A good book is not about seeing how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you.” – Mortimer J. Adler

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you will visit.” -DR. seuss

“Reading a book is like eating a potato chip.” – Diane Duane

“Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while.” – Malorie Blackman

“Books are a uniquely wearable magic.” -Stephen King

“Reading brings us unknown friends” – Honoré de Balzac

“Once you’ve read a book that’s important to you, you carry a piece of it with you.” —Louis L’Amour

“There’s more treasure in books than in all the pirate loot on Treasure Island.” -Walt Disney

“My alma mater consisted of books, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading just satisfying my curiosity.” – Malcolm X

“Read the best books first, otherwise you may not have a chance to read them.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Books serve to show a man that his original thoughts are not so new after all.” -Abraham Lincoln

“Once you learn to read, you will be free forever.” – Frederick Douglass

“Those who don’t read good books are no better than those who don’t.” -Mark Twain

“A book is a gift to be opened again and again.” – Garrison Keillor

“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable pronounced is a spark.” -Victor Hugo

“I think books are like people, in the sense that they show up in your life when you need them most.” -Emma Thompson

“Rainy days are best spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.” – Bill Watterson

“If you don’t like reading, you haven’t found the right book.” -JK Rowling

“Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that furnishes a house so beautifully.” —Henry Ward Beecher

“Books break the bounds of time, proof that people can perform magic.” – Karl Sagan

“For me, reading means spending time with a friend.” —Gary Paulsen

“We read to know we are not alone.” – William Nicholson

“Read on. It’s one of the most wonderful adventures one can experience.” – Lloyd Alexander

“Books are the mirrors of the soul.” -Virginia Woolf

“Books and doors are the same. You open it and walk through it into another world.” – Jeanette Winterson

“What I love most about reading is that it gives you the opportunity to reach higher levels. And keep climbing.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Most things are learned by looking, but reading gives understanding. Reading sets you free.” – Paul Rand

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Joseph Addison

“Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river.” – Lisa See

“Reading all good books is like talking to the best minds of centuries past.” – René Descartes

“I always imagined that paradise would be some kind of library.” —Jorge Luis Borges

“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, as a duty. It should be offered as a gift.” – Kate DiCamillo

“I don’t read a book; I’m having a conversation with the author.” — Elbert Hubbard

“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens that lets in more light.” – Vera Nazarian

“Reading gives us a place to go when we need to stay where we are.” – Mason Cooley

“Books should go where they are most valued and not just gather dust on a forgotten shelf, don’t you agree?” – Christoph Paolini

“Putting a good book down can be almost impossible.” -Unknown

“Reading has been my favorite pastime all my life. It’s not the most social pastime.” -Audrey Hepburn

“Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.” – George RR Martin

“I read a book one day and my whole life changed.” – Orhan Pamuk

“Reading is an act of civilization; It is one of the greatest acts of civilization because it takes the mind’s free raw material and builds castles of possibility.” – Ben Okri

“Reading – the best condition yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay.” – William Styron

“I feel the need to read. It’s a loss for a man not to have grown up among books.” -Abraham Lincoln

“Reading is like breathing in, writing is like breathing out.” – Pam Allyn

“Today a reader tomorrow a guide.” – Margaret Fuller

“I am a part of everything I have read.” -Theodore Roosevelt

“A parent or a teacher has only his life; a good book can teach forever.” —Louis L’Amour

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