It seems that less and fewer people are reading real physical books these days. That is – unless you’re a student of self-help, then you’re generally reading a few books…a month! With these quotes, I hope to inspire you to pick up a book and get back into reading again.
Best Quotes About The Important of Reading
1. The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
2. The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.
3. In my whole life, I have known no wise people who didn’t read all the time – none, zero.
4. The right book for the right person is not enough. It needs to be the right book, for the right person at the right time.
5. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
6. Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.
7. No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
8. A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.
9. View reading as an investment.
10. Books are a uniquely portable magic.
11. Everywhere I have sought peace and not found it, except in a corner with a book.
12. Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
13. What a great treasure can be hidden in a small, selected library! A company of the wisest and the most deserving people from all the civilized countries of the world, for thousands of years, can make the results of their studies and their wisdom available to us. The thought which they might not even reveal to their best friends is written here in clear words for us, people from another century. Yes, we should be grateful for the best books, for the best spiritual achievements in our lives.
14. I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
15. Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers.
16. If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
17. When I wasn’t working, the weekends would usually find me alone in an empty apartment, making do with the company of books.
18. A great book takes years to write but only hours to read. The reader nets the difference.
19. Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
20. Sit in a room and read – and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, mild, slow-burning rapture all the time.
21. Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
22. You must linger among a limited number of master thinkers, and digest their works, if you would derive ideas which shall win firm hold in your mind.
23. Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
24. The great thing about reading is that it broadens your life.
25. Go to bed smarter than when you woke up.
26. A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.
27. I was raised by books. Books, and then my parents.
28. A fondness for reading, which, properly directed, must be an education in itself.
29. We are sensitized by the books we read. And the more books we read, and the deeper their lessons sink into us, the more pairs of glasses we have. And those glasses enable us to see things we would have otherwise missed.
30. Books don’t offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.
31. Reading books is almost like cheating in the game of life. You get to know what works and what doesn’t without trying everything yourself.
32. A novel worth reading is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility, of what human nature is, of what happens in the world. It’s a creator of inwardness.
33. It’s not about the quantity of books you read, but the quality, not the speed at which you read but your understanding, not the knowledge you gain but the actions you take and the change you create.
34. Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head.
35. Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.
36. One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1000 years. To read is to voyage through time.
37. It would be a good thing to buy books if one could also buy the time to read them; but one usually confuses the purchase of books with the acquisition of their contents. To desire that a man should retain everything he has ever read, is the same as wishing him to retain in his stomach all that he has ever eaten.
38. Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.
39. Reading and experience train your model of the world. And even if you forget the experience or what you read, its effect on your model of the world persists. Your mind is like a compiled program you’ve lost the source of. It works, but you don’t know why.
40. Most people don’t read. Or if they do, they’re just reading mind candy.
41. To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
42. All of the smartest people I’ve met, regardless of where they received their formal education, were mostly self-taught, incredibly curious and voracious readers.
43. You can try to improve how much you learn from each book, but probably the greatest gains from selecting the right set of books to read. Those books are likely older than the ones that are really popular today.
44. A wise reader reads the book of genius not with his heart, not so much with his brain, but with his spine. It is there that occurs the telltale tingle.
45. When intelligent people read, they ask themselves a simple question: What do I plan to do with this information?
46. Once you do come across a treasure chest, a life-changing book — throw all of this out the window. Do whatever you can to absorb it. Go all in.
47. Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
48. Reading is the gateway skill that makes all other learning possible, from complex word problems and the meaning of our history to scientific discovery and technological proficiency.
49. Read as much as you possibly can. Nothing will help you as much as reading and you’ll go through a phase where you will imitate your favorite writers and that’s fine because that’s a learning experience too.
50. One of the most incredible things about reading: A good book can give you a new way to interpret your past experiences. Whenever you learn a new mental model or idea, it’s like the “software” in your brain gets updated. Suddenly, you can learn new lessons from old moments.
51. Reading a book you want to read can be immensely valuable, but reading a book you don’t want to read is practically worthless.
52. Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
53. If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. Reading is the creative center of a writer’s life. You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.
54. Read absolutely everything you get your hands on because you’ll never know where you’ll get an idea from.
55. Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.
56. A book is a dream that you hold in your hands.
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