Reasons to Read More

Are you always too busy to sit down with a good book? The hectic schedule of daily life can pose a challenge to make time for reading, but if you need a little reminder to set aside a bit of reading time, these quotes can help you stay on track with your reading goals.

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R. R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons

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

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” –Stephen King

“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

“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”—Jane Smiley

“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”—Mortimer J. Adler

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.”—James Baldwin

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

“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.”—Carl Sagan

“We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel… is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.” – Ursula K. Le Guin

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