100 Best Motivational Quotes of Famous People about Reading Books

Hi there! I know I am a sloth. I work as per my mood and in search of inspiration. Welcome back to my site, today I will be sharing 100 best motivational quotes of famous people about reading books. I love to read books, but lately, I do not feel like reading so, I boost up my motivational level by reading some meaningful quotes. As always, I decided to share it with you guys. These quotes will help you if you find yourself difficult to read.

Let’s begin!

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  1. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ~ C.S. Lewis.
  2. “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” ~ Harper Lee.
  3. “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” ~ George R.R. Martin.
  4. “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” ~ Lemony Snicket.
  5. “Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” ~ Jim Rohn.
  6. “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” ~ Groucho Marx.
  7. “Think before you speak. Read before you think.” ~ Fran Lebowitz.
  8. “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” ~ Ray Bradbury.
  9. “‘Classic’ – a book which people praise and don’t read.” ~ Mark Twain.
  10. “So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place, you can install a lovely bookshelf on the wall.” ~ Roald Dahl.
  11. “Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading.” ~ Lena Dunham.
  12. “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.
  13. “The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest (people) of the past centuries.” ~ Descartes.
  14. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ~ Dr. Seuss.
  15. “Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.” ~ Diane Duane.
  16. “I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.” ~ Orhan Pamuk.
  17. “Books are uniquely portable magic.” ~ Stephen King.
  18. “Reading brings us unknown friends” ~ Honoré de Balzac.
  19. “People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.” ~ Logan Pearsall Smith.
  20. “A good book is an event in my life.” ~ Stendhal.
  21. “People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.” ~ Saul Bellow.
  22. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” ~ Margaret Fuller.
  23. “The world was hers for the reading.” ~ Betty Smith.
  24. “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” ~ Walt Disney.
  25. “I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson.
  26. “Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.” ~ Fernando Pessoa.
  27. “The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn’t know how to read.” ~ Benjamin Franklin.
  28. “Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.” ~ Louis L’Amour.
  29. “No. I can survive well enough on my own—if given the proper reading material.” ~ Sarah J. Maas.
  30. “It’s not that I don’t like people. It’s just that when I’m in the company of others – even my nearest and dearest – there always comes a moment when I’d rather be reading a book.” ~ Maureen Corrigan.
  31. “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.
  32. “We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.” ~ Jules Verne.
  33. “There is nothing more luxurious than eating while you read—unless it be reading while you eat.” ~ E. Nesbit.
  34. “My alma mater was books, a good library…. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.” ~ Malcolm X.
  35. “Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.” ~ Arnold Lobel.
  36. “I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.” ~ C.S. Lewis.
  37. “I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting, and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.” ~ Roald Dahl.
  38. “Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” ~ Henry David Thoreau.
  39. “Man reading should be a man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand.” ~ Ezra Pound.
  40. “Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.” ~ George Bernard Shaw.
  41. “Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” ~ Jane Smiley.
  42. “If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.
  43. “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.” ~ P.J. O’Rourke.
  44. “Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.” ~ Abraham Lincoln.
  45. “Beware of the person of one book.” ~ Thomas Aquinas.
  46. “You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” ~ Paul Sweeney.
  47. “Wear the old coat and buy the new book.” ~ Austin Phelps.
  48. “Some books leave us free and some books make us free.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.
  49. “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” ~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
  50. “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” ~ Frederick Douglas.
  51. “A book is a gift you can open again and again.” ~ Garrison Keillor.
  52. “The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can’t.” ~ Mark Twain.
  53. “You may have tangible wealth untold. Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I, you can never be — I had a mother who read to me.” ~ Strickland Gillilan.
  54. “To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” ~ Victor Hugo.
  55. “Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!” ~ Betty Smith.
  56. “Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.” ~ Mary Schmich.
  57. “Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.” ~ Dr. Seuss.
  58. “I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” ~ Jorge Luis Borges.
  59. “Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” ~ Napoléon Bonaparte.
  60. “A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” ~ Italo Calvino.
  61. “To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham.
  62. “No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.” ~ Mary Wortley Montagu.
  63. “That perfect tranquility of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library.” ~ Aphra Behn.
  64. “Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.” ~ Bill Watterson.
  65. “If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.” ~ Roald Dahl.
  66. “Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.” ~ Anne Herbert.
  67. “Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day.” ~ Voltaire.
  68. “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” ~ J.K. Rowling.
  69. “I guess there are never enough books.” ~ John Steinbeck.
  70. “These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.” ~ Roald Dahl.
  71. “Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people – people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.” ~ E.B. White.
  72. “Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke.
  73. “Luckily, I always travel with a book, just in case I have to wait online for Santa, or some such inconvenience.” ~ David Levithan.
  74. “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” ~ Emilie Buchwald.
  75. “I couldn’t live a week without a private library – indeed, I’d part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I’d let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft.
  76. “There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away” ~ Emily Dickinson.
  77. “I intend to put up with nothing that I can put down.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe.
  78. “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” ~ Groucho Marx.
  79. “I always read. You know how sharks have to keep swimming or they die? I’m like that. If I stop reading, I die.” ~ Patrick Rothfuss.
  80. “Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times since he never gets to see or hear anything else.” ~ Albert Einstein.
  81. “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ~ Joseph Brodsky.
  82. “Books break the shackles of time – proof that humans can work magic.” ~ Carl Sagan.
  83. “Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher.
  84. “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” ~ Jane Austen.
  85. “I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.” ~ Woody Allen.
  86. “From the reading of ‘good books,’ there comes a richness of life that can be obtained in no other way.” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley.
  87. “Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.” ~ Socrates.
  88. “Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part, I read only to please myself, and like only what suits my taste.” ~ Voltaire.
  89. “Reading for me is spending time with a friend.” ~ Gary Paulsen.
  90. “For my whole life, my favorite activity was reading. It’s not the most social pastime.” ~ Audrey Hepburn.
  91. “It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle.
  92. “How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.” ~ Henry David Thoreau.
  93. “A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.” ~ C.S. Lewis.
  94. “Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
  95. “Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.” ~ Mortimer J. Adler.
  96. “Of course anyone who truly loves books buys more of them than he or she can hope to read in one fleeting lifetime. A good book, resting unopened in its slot on a shelf, full of majestic potentiality, is the most comforting sort of intellectual wallpaper.” ~ David Quammen.
  97. “Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today.” ~ Holbrook Jackson.
  98. “What better occupation, really, than to spend the evening at the fireside with a book, with the wind beating on the windows and the lamp burning bright.” ~ Gustave Flaubert.
  99. “What kind of life can you have in a house without books?” ~ Sherman Alexie.
  100. “I’m old-fashioned and think that reading books is the most glorious pastime that humankind has yet devised.” ~ Wisława Szymborska.

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