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Monday Mania #14: 10 Best Quotes about Reading

  1. “Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are”                         – Mason Cooley
  2. “How often you read something is immaterial; how you read it is crucial”                      – Virginia Voeks
  3. “It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story”                                                                     – Native American Proverb
  4. “Reading is seeing by proxy”                                                                                                       – Herbert Spencer
  5. “Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weight and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to swallow, and some few to be chewed and digested.”                                                        – Francis Bacon
  6. “Books don’t change people; paragraphs do, sometimes even sentences do.”                 – John Piper
  7. “It’s what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”                                                                                                                           – Oscar Wilde
  8. “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”                                                                                                             – Anna Quindlin
  9. “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”                                                                                    – Stephen King
  10. “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 Elliot


I was a bibliophile before I learned the alphabet. From an early age I have used books to relieve the pressures of reality. I was I teenager before I appreciated the learning power of books. Now, as an adult, I read books for both learning and relaxation.

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