The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.
To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.
It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything.
There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
—G. K. Chesterton
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
—Logan Pearsall Smith
Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely- read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.
—Lawrence Clark Powell
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
—Sir Richard Steele
All my life I have been reading romance novels. Those stupid books ruined me. I've always wanted that fire that every book I ever read talks about.
—Aurora Rose Reynolds in Until Trevor