Check out our collection of cool reading quotes from famous people

Can’t spend a day without reading your favorite books? Don’t worry, you’re far from being the only one. It makes us happy to see that in this age, when we face all kinds of distractions daily, there are still so many of us who at the end of the day turn to their favorite activity – reading. Hence, we decided to remind you about just how great of an activity it really is. How? By sharing some reading quotes from famous people throughout history, of course!

Reading quotes – what famous people had to say about reading

“Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and there discovered was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.”
– Oprah Winfrey

“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, who had ever been alive.”
– James Baldwin

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

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

“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

“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“From an early age, books were my constant companions and my local library a place I could find a new friend on every shelf.”
– Sarah Jessica Parker

“A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Keep reading books, but remember that a book is only a book, and you should learn to think for yourself.”
– Maxim Gorky

“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for? So that it will make us happy, as you write? Good Lord, we would be happy precisely if we had no books, and the kind of books that make us happy are the kind we could write ourselves if we had to. But we need books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. That is my belief.”
– Franz Kafka

Yes, reading is (or should be) THAT good. Of course, we couldn’t share every single reading quote out there, as there are simply so many. Hence, we encourage you to leave a comment below and tell us what your favorite long and short reading quotes are. After all, we’d be happy to include them when we eventually decide to get back to another dose of our favorite quotes.

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