As I started now the month of reading aloud a lot, I have been thinking of all the advantages that reading can bring to your life. I found several interesting quotes about reading and books that I would like to share.
Great quotes about reading
“The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.” Rene Descartes
“The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.” Pablo Neruda
“Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And, of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones. Literacy will be dead, and democracy – which many believe goes hand in hand with it – will be dead as well.” Margaret Atwood
“A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.” Abraham Lincoln
“Don’t ask me who’s influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he’s digested, and I’ve been reading all my life.” Charles de Gaulle
“I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve.” Montesquieu
“I know that books seem like the ultimate thing that’s made by one person, but that’s not true. Every reading of a book is a collaboration between the reader and the writer who are making the story up together.” John Green
“One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad.” George Bernard Shaw
“The simplest way to make sure that we raise literate children is to teach them to read, and to show them that reading is a pleasurable activity.” Neil Gaiman
“One superlatively important effect of wide reading is the enlargement of vocabulary which always accompanies it.” H. P. Lovecraft
“Reading and life are not separate but symbiotic. And for this serious task of imaginative discovery and self-discovery, there is and remains one perfect symbol: the printed book.” Julian Barnes
Which one do you prefer?