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20 Interesting Quotes on the Power and Pleasure of Reading

Reading has the power to change lives. It is one medium by which we listen to people we’ve never met and may never meet, learn from them, gain insight into others’ experiences and travel the world without whipping out a passport. Here are 20 quotes from people who have experienced the power and pleasure of reading.

[infobox maintitle=”The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” subtitle=”~ Dr. Seuss (1904-1991), writer and cartoonist” bg=”blue” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”A fondness for reading changes the inevitable dull hours of our life into exquisite hours. ” subtitle=”~ Charles de Montesquieu (1689-1755), French social commentator and political thinker” bg=”yellow” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”Books are a uniquely portable magic.” subtitle=”~ Stephen King, writer” bg=”purple” color=”white” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the course of my life. ” subtitle=”~ Malcolm X, (1825-1965), human rights activist” bg=”black” color=”white” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading. ” subtitle=”~ Lena Dunham, American actress” bg=”orange” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you the knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination. ” subtitle=”~ Elizabeth Hardwick, (1916-2007), writer” bg=”red” color=”white” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it is hard to read.” subtitle=”~ Groucho Marx, (1890-1977), American comedian and actor” bg=”pink” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. ” subtitle=”~ C.S Lewis, (1898-1963), British novelist and theologian” bg=”brown” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. ” subtitle=”~ Mary Wortley Montagu, (1689-1762), English aristocrat and writer” bg=”teal” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”For my whole life, my favorite activity was reading. It’s not the most social pastime.” subtitle=”~ Audrey Hepburn, (1929-1993), British actress” bg=”pink” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” subtitle=”~ Margaret Fuller, (1810-1850), US Journalist and women’s rights activist” bg=”purple” color=”white” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”A truly great book should be read in youth, once again in maturity, and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon, and by moonlight. ” subtitle=”~Robertson Davies (1913-1995), Canadian author” bg=”gray” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend. ” subtitle=”~ Anonymous” bg=”yellow” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”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. ” subtitle=”~ John Green, American author ” bg=”brown” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality- the story of escape. ” subtitle=”~ Arthur Christopher Benson (1862-1925) British poet, essayist and author” bg=”blue” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”You’ve really got to start hitting the books because it’s no joke out here. ” subtitle=”~ Spike Lee, American film director, producer, writer and actor” bg=”black” color=”white” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”Chick lit uses humour to reflect life back to us. It’s a very comforting genre, and it’s the first time our generation has had a voice.” subtitle=”~ Marian Keyes, Irish author” bg=”teal” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”It’s a rare book that wins the battle against drooping eyelids.” subtitle=”~Tracy Chevalier, American British historical novelist ” bg=”orange” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words.” subtitle=”~ Betty Smith, (1876-1972), American author” bg=”pink” color=”white” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”If you can read this, thank a teacher.” subtitle=”~ Anonymous teacher” bg=”black” color=”white” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

I am indeed grateful to everyone who taught me how to read and nurtured a passion for it!

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Joy Ehonwa

Joy Ehonwa is an editor and a writer who is passionate about relationships and personal development. She runs Pinpoint Creatives, a proofreading, editing, transcription and ghostwriting service. Email: pinpointcreatives [at] yahoo.com

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