Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This week’s topic is Book Quotes That Fit A Specific Theme. I decided to focus mine on quotes about reading, since so many of us can relate!
Here are a few of my favorites, in no particular order…
“When I think of all the books still left for me to read, I am certain of further happiness.”
“Reading is an escape, and the opposite of an escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real.”
“I think books are like people, in the sense that they’ll turn up in your life when you most need them.”
“Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.”
“You see, one of the best things about reading is that you’ll always have something to think about when you’re not reading.”
“I read the way a person might swim, to save his or her life.”
“My life is a reading list.”
“Not entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.”
-Mary Wortley Montagu
“Knowing you have something good to read before bed is among the most pleasurable of sensations.”
“This week I’ve been reading a lot and doing little work. That’s the way things ought to be. That’s surely the road to success.”
“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.”