12 of Our Favorite Reading Quotes

We love reading! That’s why we’re here. Bookstr is a place for readers and book lovers to come together and celebrate all things literature. When we think of reading, we often think of the way we fell in love with books, the way we’re able to be transported to another world, and the way words capture our imaginations. Here are some of our favorite quotes about reading from some great authors and influential people.  

1) “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”Dr. SeussI Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

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2) “A book, too, can be a star, ‘explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly,’ a living ?re to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.” – Madeleine L’Engle

3) “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.”  – John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

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4) “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” – Ernest Hemingway

5) “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” – Toni Morrison

6) “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler)

7) “We read to know that we are not alone.” – C.S. Lewis

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

9) “Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you’d most like not to lose.” – Neil Gaiman

10) “Fiction is not necessarily about what you know, it’s about how you feel.” – Margaret Atwood

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11) “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” – Haruki Murakami

12) “If one reads enough books one has a fighting chance. Or better, one’s chances of survival increase with each book one reads.” – Sherman Alexie


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