Famous Quotes on Reading and Well-Being: Part 2

By Whitney Hopler, Communications Coordinator

Reading is a vital skill for learning, and the more you learn, the more well-being you can enjoy. Choose to read whatever sparks your interest every day, and you’ll discover that the time you spend is a worthy investment in your mind. Here are more famous motivational quotes on the benefits of reading:

“Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything.” – Tomie dePaola

“Reading will give you lasting pleasure.” – Laura Bush

“Wear the old coat and buy the new book.” – Austin Phelps

“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” – Confucius

“To survive, we must tell stories.” – Umberto Eco

“He who loves reading has everything within his reach.” – William Godwin

“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 person’s mind can get both provocation and privacy.” – Edward P. Morgan

“Read in order to live.” – Gustave Flaubert

“Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.” – Kathleen Norris

“Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.” – Joseph Addison

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

“No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused with an author in her closet.” – Lady Montagu

“It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything.” –  Lord Henry P. Brougham

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” – Oscar Wilde

“A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller

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

“Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.” – Mary Schmich

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” – Charles William Eliot

“Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.” – Mortimer Adler

“In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.” – Roald Dahl

“It is books that are the key to the wide world; if you can’t do anything else, read all that you can.” – Jane Hamilton

“A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.” – Robertson Davies

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

”To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.” – W. Somerset Maugham

“Choose an author as you choose a friend.” – Sir Christopher Wren

“I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book.” – Groucho Marx

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

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” – Fran Lebowitz

“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” – Victor Hugo