1. "If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking."
2. "There is no problem that a library card can't solve."
3. "There are essentially two things that will make you wise: the books you read and the people you meet."
4. "The library is like a candy store where everything is free."
5. "If you love books enough, books will love you back."
6. "Books and doors are the same thing. You open them, and you go through into another world."
7. "Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. What people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity."
8. "Read. Read anything. Read the things they say are good for you, and the things they claim are junk. You'll find what you need to find. Just read."
9. "It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part."
10. "A good book should leave you....slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it."
11. "A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is a wrong to his family. He cheats them! Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it."
12. "What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books."
13. "Books can change your life but they require the commitment of time, in both the hunting out of good ones and in the reading of them."
14. "It isn't what the book costs; it's what it will cost if you don't read it."
15. "When you lose yourself in a book the hours grow wings and fly."
16. "To know a man's library is, in some measure, to know a man's mind."
17. "Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours."
18. "Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own."
19. "Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year."
20. "Literature is the safe and traditional vehicle through which we learn about the world and pass on values from one generation to the next. Books save lives."
21. "Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers."
22. "I would never read a book if it were possible for me to talk half an hour with the man who wrote it."
23. "Keep reading books, but remember that a book is only a book, and you should learn to think for yourself."
24. "A half-read book is a half-finished love affair."
25. "If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."
26. "There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts."
27. "There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love."
28. "I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense."
29. "The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking."
30. "Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill."
31. "Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life."
32. "Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul."
33. "One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time."
34. "Read, read, read. Read everything "
35. "I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library."
36. "Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself."
37. "To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries."
38. "Comics are a gateway drug to literacy."
39. "Read. Everything you can get your hands on. Read until words become your friends. Then when you need to find one, they will jump into your mind, waving their hands for you to pick them. And you can select whichever you like..."
40. "There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book."
41. "So it is with children who learn to read fluently and well: They begin to take flight into whole new worlds as effortlessly as young birds take to the sky."
42. "To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark."
43. "You may have tangible wealth untold; caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be. I had a mother who read to me."
44. "Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope."
45. "Read 500 pages…every day. That's how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it."
46. "Drink deeply from good books."
47. "Reading is still the main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding."
48. "When we are collecting books, we are collecting happiness."
49. "Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?"
50. "Anyone who reads a book with a sense of obligation does not understand the art of reading."
51. "There is no substitute for books in the life of a child."
52. "The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think."
53. "Reading... a vacation for the mind."
54. "A man only learns by two things; one is reading and the other is association with smarter people."
55. "Reading is an act of resistance in a landscape of distraction."
56. "A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others."
57. "Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers."
58. "A good book has no ending."
59. "In a good book the best is between the lines."
60. "There is no friend as loyal as a book."
61. "Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it."
62. "No two persons ever read the same book."
63. "I always read. You know how sharks have to keep swimming or they die? I'm like that. If I stop reading, I die."
64. "Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you."
65. "You can't buy happiness, but you can buy books and that's kind of the same thing."
66. "Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary."
67. "The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones."
68. "Think before you speak. Read before you think."
69. "If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all."
70. "You can't enjoy art or books in a hurry."
71. "One trouble with developing speed reading skills is that by the time you realize a book is boring you've already finished it."
72. "Reading for me, is spending time with a friend."
73. "There is nothing more luxurious than eating while you read—unless it be reading while you eat."
74. "We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read."
75. "No. I can survive well enough on my own—if given the proper reading material."
76. "I guess there are never enough books."
77. "Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life."
78. "Let's be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading."
79. "In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own."
80. "I love books, by the way, way more than movies. Movies tell you what to think. A good book lets you choose a few thoughts for yourself."
81. "Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world."
82. "Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting."
83. "Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book."
84. "Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent me."
85. "The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read."
86. "It's a rare book that wins the battle against drooping eyelids."
87. "Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you."
88. "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."
89. "To be a librarian is not to be neutral, or passive, or waiting for a question. It is to be a radical positive change agent within your community."
90. "Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors."
91. "An hour spent reading is one stolen from paradise."
92. "The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library."
93. "Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them and it's much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world!"
94. "The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books."
95. "The greatest gift is a passion for reading."
96. "A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance."
97. "A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance."
98. "To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all of the miseries of life."
99. "A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting."
100. "Except a living man, there is nothing more wonderful than a book!"
101. "Libraries are the wardrobes of literature."
102. "In the best books great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours."
103. "That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet."
104. "A book is a dream you hold in your hands."
105. "In the best books great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours."
106. "Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift."
107. "A first book has some of the sweetness of a first love."
108. "I read my eyes out and can’t read half enough... The more one reads the more one sees we have to read."
109. "A book is a device to ignite the imagination."
110. "“If you truly love a book, you should sleep with it, write in it, read aloud from it, and fill its pages with muffin crumbs."
111. "When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day."
112. "Only bad books have good endings. If a book is any good, it's ending is always bad - because you don't want the book to end."
113. "A man is known by the books he reads."
114. "There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house."
115. "I have a real soft spot in my heart for librarians and people who care about books."
116. "Readers are lucky - they will never be bored or lonely."
117. "Real luxury is time and opportunity to read for pleasure"
118. "In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you."
119. "What you must remember about hardcover books is that they are like tattoos. Once you get one, it's never really going to go away."
120. "If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking."
121. "If a book is well-written I always find it too short."
122. "The trick is to teach yourself to read in small sips as well as long swallows."
123. "Reading without thinking will confuse you. Thinking without reading will place you in danger."
124. "Reading is not optional."
125. "When I say to a parent, "read to a child", I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate."
126. "Through books you can start today where the great thinkers of yesterday left off, because books have immortalized man's knowledge."
127. "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales."
128. "It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading."
129. "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
130. "Men must read for amusement as well as for knowledge."
131. "Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep, for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as the latter."
132. "Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life."
133. "Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything."
134. "To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one."
135. "People who hate to read scare me. Good books have kept me alive."
136. "Reading is a way for me to expand my mind, open my eyes, and fill up my heart."
137. "The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it."
138. "Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book."
139. "When you sell a man a book you don't sell him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life."
140. "What is reading but silent conversation?"
141. "The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read."
142. "The love of books is a love which requires neither justification, apology, nor defense."
143. "Reading takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere."
144. "Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body."
145. "Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere."
146. "No matter what his rank or position may be, the lover of books is the richest and the happiest."
147. "I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage."
148. "Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one."
149. "The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest men of past centuries."
150. "Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them."
151. "You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child."
152. "A true friend is like a good book, the inside is better than the cover."
153. "You're never alone when you're reading a book."
154. "There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book."
155. "He that loves reading has everything within his reach."
156. "A child who reads will be an adult who thinks."
157. "It is books that are the key to the wide world; if you can't do anything else, read all that you can."
158. "Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable."
159. "Knowing you have something good to read before bed is among the most pleasurable of sensations."
160. "Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today."
161. "Every book is a children’s book if the kid can read!"
162. "Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book."
163. "I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think interior decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves."
164. "Books are hindrances to persisting stupidity."
165. "If you want to read about love and marriage, you have to buy two separate books."
166. "A good reader should always have two books with him: one to read, the other one to lend."
167. "I wanted to read immediately. The only fear was that of books coming to an end."
168. "The problem with books is that they end."
169. "My grandma always said that God made libraries so that people didn't have any excuse to be stupid."
170. "Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind."
171. "It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it."
172. "Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house."
173. "It is better to read a little and ponder a lot than to read a lot and ponder a little."
174. "You're the same today as you'll be in five years except for the people you meet and the books you read."
175. "Parents should leave books lying around marked 'forbidden' if they want their children to read."
176. "The best cinema in the world is the brain, and you know it when you read a good book."
177. "Reading brings us unknown friends"
178. "I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book."
179. "No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond."
180. "Today a reader, tomorrow a leader."
181. "Read obsessively. It will make you a better human and a better writer."
182. "What makes a good book? Simply put, a good book is one that you enjoy reading."
183. "Don't buy books for your shelf, buy them for yourself."
184. "When I think of all the books still left for me to read, I am certain of further happiness."
185. "Wear the old coat and buy the new book."
186. "Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier."
187. "I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library."
188. "I love books because I don't have to wait for the commercials to be over to find out what happens."
189. "My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read."
190. "A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever."
191. "If you don't like to read, you haven’t found the right book."
192. "I love the way that each book—any book—is its own journey. You open it, and off you go…."
193. "If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books."
194. "A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people."
195. "Book lovers never go to bed alone."
196. "If we didn't have libraries, many people thirsty for knowledge would dehydrate."
197. "Everything comes to him who waits, except a loaned book."
198. "To become smart you need to read just ten books — But to find those ten, you need to read thousands."
199. "Books had instant replay long before televised sports."
200. "Reading—the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay."
201. "Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all."
202. "The book you don't read won't help."
203. "You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.”"
204. "One of the joys of reading is the ability to plug into the shared wisdom of mankind."
205. "There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island."
206. "When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes."
207. "Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are."
208. "A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. ... The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it."
209. "Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."
210. "Read what you love until you love to read."
211. "That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet."
212. "People who say that I'm hard to shop for must not know where to buy books."
213. "Reading is important. If you know how to read, then the whole world opens up to you."
214. "Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world."
215. "I think books are like people, in the sense that they'll turn up in your life when you most need them."
216. "Some books leave us free and some books make us free."