14 Quotes About Reading That Make All the Sense in the World

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

-Frederick Douglass

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.”

-Neil Gaiman

“I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.”

-Harold Kushner

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

-Haruki Murakami

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”

-Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

“Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.”

-John Green

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.”

-George Bernard Shaw

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”

-William Styron

“I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.”

-William Lyon Phelps

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”

-Joseph Brodsky

“Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.”

-J.K. Rowling

“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The book you don’t read won’t help.”

-Jim Rohn

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