Best Quotes about Reading

I adore quotes. Since it’s absolutely impossible for me to narrow down a few good quotes, I’ll start a series of great quotations with this being the first one. Visit the Blog section of the Vessel Project site to find more.

This week I’ve chosen the best quotes on reading. I hope you enjoy them.

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.

–Abraham Lincoln

There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.

–Josh Jameson

I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget.

–William Lyon Phelps

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.

–Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.

–Samuel Johnson

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.

–Jessamyn West

A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.

–Jerry Seinfield

I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.

–Harold Kushner

There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.

–Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it.

–Edward P. Morgan

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.

–Frederick Douglas

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

–Harry S. Truman

The book you don’t read won’t help.

–Jim Rohn

Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

–Edmund Burke

A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.

–George R.R. Martin


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