Monotony is sometime bores and kill the curiosity to learn new things, so i decided to compile great quotes that can ignite our thinking sensation and send us in momentum to read more books, i hope after reading the quotes it will engulf your vision on in-depth reading and good will to write something worth reading too.
The quotes I’ve put together in this post are not the most famous ones, but all of them have one outstanding merit: they are highly inspiring to rediscover the pleasure of reading (if you forgot how it tastes) or simply to feel the need to reach for a book – now.
There is absolutely no difference between a hardcover book or an audiobook or a multimedia book application. There is no difference between a high grammage paper or e-ink screen or a backlit high-resolution Retina display. The biggest pleasure comes from what we read, not from on what we read.
The real difference, though, lies in our attitude to reading. Gilbert K. Chesterton once said: “There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.”
Now enjoy the quotes.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
I would never read a book if it were possible for me to talk half an hour with the man who wrote it.
Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.
Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don’t see them.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book.
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was.
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
–Henry David Thoreau
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
–William Lyon Phelps
In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
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.
Every reader finds himself. The writer’s work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.
– Marcel Proust
No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.
Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book, until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
A man may as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading.
Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.
The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.
It’s not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers.
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.
Do you find any of the quotes inspiring, in case you have another quote(s) that you think it inspired you other than these I’ve listed, kindly let have it in the comment box.