Inspiring Quotes About Reading

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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.”

-Jules Renard

“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.”

-Nora Ephron

“I think books are like people, in the sense that they’ll turn up in your life when you most need them.”

-Emma Thompson

“Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.”

-Louis L’Amour

“You see, one of the best things about reading is that you’ll always have something to think about when you’re not reading.”

-James Patterson

“I read the way a person might swim, to save his or her life.”

-Mary Oliver

“My life is a reading list.”

-John Irving

“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.”

-Vladimir Nabokov

“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.”

-Anne Frank

Bonus Quote

“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.”

-Toni Morrison

What is a literary quote that you love? Tell me in the comments or drop a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post so I can check it out!

16 thoughts on “Inspiring Quotes About Reading

  1. I’ve never heard the β€œReading 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.” quote before. I absolutely love that ❀ Thank you for this post x

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