Have You Hugged a Book Today? Great Quotes About the Value of Reading

September 6-14, 2014 was Hug a Book Week. However, reading should be appreciated every day. As the world becomes increasingly technological, some experts fear the classic paperback book may die, edged out in favor of e-readers and condensed versions like CliffNotes. Here are a few quotes that celebrate the joy of reading the original paperback and hardcover books.

“We read to know we’re not alone.” –William Nicholson, Shadowlands 

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into another room and read a book.” –Groucho Mark

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” –Lemony Snicket, Horseradish 

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” –C.S. Lewis

“The more that you read, the more things you’ll know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” –Dr. Seuss, I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! 

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” –Harper Lee

“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” –Francis Bacon

“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.” –Cassandra Clare

“Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.” –Diane Duane

“I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.” –Orhan Pamuk

“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.” –Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote 

“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” –Joyce Carol Oates

“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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