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

You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.—Ray Bradbury

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy.—Edward P. Morgan

Beware of the man of one book.—Latin proverb

The greatest gift is a passion for reading.—Elizabeth Hardwick

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.—Emilie Buchwald

Some people will lie, cheat, steal and back-stab to get ahead. . . and to think, all they have to do is read.—Fortune magazine

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

I find television very educating. Every time someone turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.—Groucho Marx

Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.—Harry S. Truman

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.—Joseph Brodsky

Teaching reading IS rocket science.—Louisa Moats

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.—Margaret Fuller

A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.—Martin Tupper

Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.—Mortimer Adler

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.—P.J. O’Rourke

The man who reads nothing at all is more educated than the man who reads only newspapers.—Thomas Jefferson

If I had a bookstore, I would make all the mystery fiction hard to find.—Demetri Martin

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I divide all readers in two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.—William Phelps

A book is a gift you can open again and again.—Garrison Keillor

A lot of people ask me if I were shipwrecked and I could have only one book, what would it be? I always say, “How to Build a Boat.”—Stephen Wright

There is a wonder in reading Braille that the sighted will never know: to touch words and have them touch you back.—Jim Fiebig

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.—Anna Quindlen

Comics are a gateway drug to literacy.—Art Spiegelman

I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp.—J. K. Rowling

If you want to read above love and marriage, you’ve got to buy two separate books.—Alan King

I was going to buy a book about hair loss, but the pages kept falling out.—Jay London

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


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