•  Thought Provoking Quotes About Reading


    Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read. 

    - Marilyn Jager Adams

    Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him. 
           - Maya Angelou
    It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations--something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.

    - Katherine Patterson


    There is ample evidence that one of the major differences between poor and good readers is the difference in the quantity of total time they spend reading. 

    - National Reading Panel, 2000

    "The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read."

    - Abraham Lincoln


    Wear the old coat and buy the new book. 

    - Austin Phelps


    You're the same today as you'll be in five years except for the people you meet and the books you read. 

    - Charlie "Tremendous" Jones


    No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. 

    - Confucius


    It is better to read a little and ponder a lot than to read a lot and ponder a little. 

    - Denis Parsons Burkitt


    The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. 

    - Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"


    The greatest gift is a passion for reading. 

    - Elizabeth Hardwick


    Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. 

    - Emilie Buchwald


    Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers. 

    - Harry S. Truman


    Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. 

    - Margaret Fuller


    A man is known by the books he reads. 

    - Ralph Waldo Emerson


    Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. 

    - Richard Steele


    So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install, A lovely bookshelf on the wall. 

    - Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


    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. 

    - Robertson Davies


    It is not true we have only one life to live, if we can read, we can live as many lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish. 

    - S.I. Hayakawa


    Choose an author as you choose a friend. 

    - Sir Christopher Wren


    To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. 

    - Victor Hugo


    Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world. 

    - Voltaire


    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. 

    - William James

Last Modified on August 5, 2019