Favorite Book and Reading Quotes

No two persons ever read the same book. —Edmund Wilson

Beware of the person of one book. – Thomas Aquinas

Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere. —Jean Rhys

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

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. —Frederick Douglass

Books are a uniquely portable magic. —Stephen King

A house without books is like a room without windows. —Heinrich Mann

Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything. —Tomie dePaola

A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read. —Mark Twain

That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet. Jhumpa Lahiri

Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. —Malala Yousafzai 

The world was hers for the reading. —Betty Smith

If you don’t see the book you want on the shelf, write it. —Beverly Cleary​

What isn’t said is as important as what is said. —Colson Whitehead

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. —George R.R. Martin​

In the end, we’ll all become stories. —Margaret Atwood​​

Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. —Mason Cooley

A room without books is like a body without a soul. —Cicero

The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library. —Albert Einstein

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light. —Vera Nazarian

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. —Haruki Murakami

You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book. ―Dr. Seuss

Books are a form of political action. Books are knowledge. Books are reflection. Books change your mind. —Toni Morrison

Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks. —Dr. Seuss

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

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. —Dr. Seuss

We read to know we’re not alone. —William Nicholson

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… the man who never reads lives only one. —George R.R. Martin

Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them. – Lemony Snicket

Reading brings us unknown friends. – Honoré de Balzac

I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. – Jorge Luis Borges

These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone. —Roald Dahl

I guess there are never enough books. —John Steinbeck

Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people—people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book. —E.B. White

There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away —Emily Dickinson

A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest. —C.S. Lewis

Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today. —Holbrook Jackson

What kind of life can you have in a house without books? —Sherman Alexie

Read, read, read. —William Faulkner