Do you love to read? If so, why

123 quotes about the second most beautiful thing in the world: reading

by Tim Reichel

Have you already sat down comfortably and read today?

No? Then it's high time.

Because reading is one of the most valuable habits you can practice. When you read, you dive into another world. Your thoughts will be unleashed; your consciousness expands. You learn, be entertained or manage to break out of your reality for a brief moment.

Reading is relaxation and at the same time training your mind. There is no other activity that enables you to do this. Therefore you should take your time every day - at least for a few minutes - to withdraw and read a text of your choice.

If you lack the motivation to do this and you need a nudge, I have put together 123 beautiful quotes about reading for you. These sayings will inspire you and hopefully help you put your smartphone to one side and pick up a book instead.

Have fun while reading.

 

 

123 quotes about reading

 

Quote # 1

Reading is thinking with someone else's brain.

Jorge Luis Borges

 

Quote # 2

Children are told stories to help them fall asleep - adults to wake up.

Jorge Bucay

 

Quote # 3

No good book or anything good shows its good side first.

Thomas Carlyle

 

Quote # 4

If you want to read in the future, you have to leaf through the past.

André Malraux

 

Quote # 5

Above any good book, the reader's face needs to light up from time to time.

Christian Morgenstern

 

Quote # 6

There are so many books out there that it makes no sense to read which ones are boring.

Gabriel García Marquez

 

Quote #7

Books are just thick letters to friends.

Jean Paul

 

Quote # 8

Of all the worlds that man has created, that of the books is the mightiest.

Heinrich Heine

 

Quote # 9

A house without books is poor, even if beautiful carpets cover the floors and precious wallpaper and pictures cover the walls.

Hermann Hesse

 

Quote # 10

Reading is a great miracle.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

 

Quote # 11

Words are the most powerful drug that mankind uses.

Joseph Rudyard Kipling

 

Quote # 12

The good books should be banned so that they can be read.

Karl Farkas

 

Quote # 13

For many people, books are just paper furniture.

Gerard D. Prentice

 

Quote # 14

Reading strengthens the soul.

Voltaire

 

Quote # 15

Television educates. Whenever the TV is on, I go to another room and read.

Groucho Marx

 

Quote # 16

A room without books is like a body without a soul.

Marcus Tillius Cicero

 

Quote # 17

There is more treasure in books than pirate booty on Treasure Island ... and best of all, you can enjoy that wealth every day of your life.

Walt Disney

 

Quote # 18

It is only through reading that you learn how much you can leave unread.

Wilhelm Rabe

 

Quote # 19

It would be good to buy books if you could buy the time to read them.

Arthur Schopenhauer

 

Quote # 20

No reading is worthwhile if it is not entertaining.

William Somerset Maugham

 

Quote # 21

Reading is drinking letters with your eyes.

Hermann Lahm

 

Quote # 22

Words are air. But the air turns to wind, and the wind makes the ships sail.

Arthur Kostler

 

Quote # 23

Women want to experience novels in love, men want to experience short stories.

Daphne du Maurier

 

Quote # 24

For me a book is a kind of shovel with which I dig myself up.

Martin Walser

 

Quote # 25

Authors should write standing at a desk. Then they would think of short sentences all by themselves.

Ernest Hemingway

 

Quote # 26

Mathematics is the alphabet that God used to describe the universe.

Galileo Galilei

 

Quote # 27

Imagination is more powerful than knowledge because knowledge is limited.

Albert Einstein

 

Quote # 28

Books are magic carpets into the realm of the imagination.

James Daniel

 

Quote # 29

The movers also hate people who read books. But at least they have a good reason for it.

Gabriel leaves

 

Quote # 30

The old words are the best and the short ones are the very best.

Winston Churchill

 

Quote # 31

I took a quick-reading course once and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It takes place in Russia.

Woody Allen

 

Quote # 32

Those who do not read good books have no advantage over those who do not read at all.

Mark Twain

 

Quote # 33

You can't borrow a book you love, you have to own it.

Friedrich Nietzsche

 

 

Quote # 34

Some books are to be tasted, others to be devoured, and a few to be chewed and digested.

Francis Bacon

 

Quote # 35

Not those who have time reads books, but those who feel like reading books read, whether they have a lot of time or not.

Ernst Reinhold Hauschka

 

Quote # 36

It makes a big difference whether I read for enjoyment and animation or for knowledge and instruction.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

Quote # 37

What young people need is discipline and a full bookcase.

Vivienne Westwood

 

Quote # 38

The invention of the printing press is the greatest event in world history.

Victor Hugo

 

Quote # 39

When I feel bad, I don't go to the pharmacy, but to my bookseller.

Philippe Dijan

 

Quote # 40

We shouldn't read words, but rather the person we feel behind the words.

Samual butler

 

Quote # 41

Reading a book has often affected someone's future.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Quote # 42

Anyone who knows how to read has the key to great deeds, to unimaginable opportunities.

Aldous Huxley

 

Quote # 43

Humanity is a book that is published over and over again with no prospect of ever becoming a bestseller.

William Faulkner

 

Quote # 44

The real writers are remorseful of mankind.

Ludwig Feuerbach

 

Quote # 45

Not every book is up to its blurb.

Peter Schifferli

 

Quote # 46

One of the main drawbacks of some books is that the front and back cover are too far apart.

Robert Lembke

 

Quote # 47

For me, the woman's soul is an open book - written in an incomprehensible language.

Ephraim Kishon

 

Quote # 48

There is only one thing more enjoyable than in the evening in bed, reading a book before going to sleep - and that is in the morning, instead of getting up, reading for an hour in bed.

Rose Macaulay

 

Quote # 49

The spirit of a language is most clearly revealed in its untranslatable words.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

 

Quote # 50

Reading a book - for me it is exploring a universe.

Marguerite Duras

 

Quote # 51

The actual university of our day is a collection of books.

Thomas Carlyle

 

Quote # 52

It is important to come across a book at the right moment.

Hans Derendinger

 

 

Quote # 53

A child is a book that we should read and write in.

Peter Rosegger

 

Quote # 54

Books are the covers of wisdom, embroidered with the pearls of words.

Moshe Ibn Esra

 

Quote # 55

The more I read, the closer the books brought the world to me, the brighter and more meaningful life became for me.

Maxim Gorky

 

Quote # 56

The world alone does not make a perfect man. Reading the best writers must be added.

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

 

Quote # 57

Reading without thinking makes you dull; Thinking without reading is wrong.

Bernhard of Clairvaux

 

Quote # 58

Certain books seem to have been written not so that one learns from them, but so that one knows that the author knew something.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

Quote # 59

Books are bees that carry life-producing pollen from one spirit to another.

James Russell Lowell

 

Quote # 60

There is no such thing as moral or immoral books. Books are good or bad. Nothing else.

Oscar Wilde

 

Quote # 61

A novel is like the bow of a violin and its resonance body like the soul of the reader.

Stendhal

 

Quote # 62

Faces are life's reading books.

Frederico Fellini

 

Quote # 63

A book is a mirror, if a monkey looks in it, no apostle can look out.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

 

Quote # 64

Books have a sense of honor. When you lend them, they never come back.

Theodor Fontane

 

Quote # 65

If I were a dictator, I would be forbidden by law from borrowing books.

William Saroyan

 

Quote # 66

You can never read too little of the bad, and you can never read the good too often.

Arthur Schopenhauer

 

 

Quote # 67

A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.

Franz Kafka

 

Quote # 68

It's easier to keep the book than what's in it.

Michel de Montaigne

 

Quote # 69

The best books are the ones that every reader thinks they could have made themselves.

Blaise Pascal

 

Quote # 70

Culture is not acquired by reading a lot, but by reading wisely.

André Malraux

 

Quote # 71

Dealing with books drives people crazy.

Erasmus from Rotterdam

 

Quote # 72

An encyclopedia is ideally suited to make a burglar incapable of fighting.

Mark Twain

 

Quote # 73

Books are ships that rush through the vast seas of time.

Francis Bacon

 

Quote #74

Everyone is convinced that they can criticize books just because they have learned to read and write.

William Somerset Maugham

 

Quote # 75

Read to Live.

Gustave Flaubert

 

Quote # 76

A passionate smoker, who always reads about the dangers of smoking to health, in most cases stops - reading.

Winston Churchill

 

Quote # 77

The World is a Book. Those who never travel only see one side of it.

Augustine Aurelius

 

Quote # 78

These days, three punch lines and a lie make a writer.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

 

Quote # 79

Reading books means going for a hike to distant worlds, out of the living room and over the stars.

Jean Paul

 

Quote # 80

Reading is great for thinking.

Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

 

Quote # 81

I never got beyond the introduction. Letters are too unattractive for me.

Uschi Obermaier

 

Quote # 82

Language is the clothing of thoughts.

Samuel Johnson

 

Quote # 83

A classic work is a book that people praise but never read.

Ernest Hemingway

 

Quote # 84

If love were a medicine - the package insert would be a thick book.

Ernst Ferstl

 

Quote # 85

Literature always anticipates life. She does not imitate life, but shapes it according to her intention.

Oscar WIlde

 

Quote # 86

No literature can beat real life when it comes to cynicism.

Anton Chekhov

 

Quote # 87

The soul of all time lies in books.

Thomas Carlyle

 

Quote # 88

Writing stories is a way of getting rid of the past.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

Quote # 89

A life without books is like a childhood without fairy tales, like a youth without love, like an old age without peace.

Carl Peter Fröhling

 

Quote # 90

Friends are people who borrow my books and put wet glasses on them.

Edwin Arlington Robinson

 

Quote # 91

The person who reads nothing is better informed than the person who only reads the newspaper.

Lee Iacocca

 

Quote # 92

We are with books as with people. We make many acquaintances, but we choose only a few as friends.

Ludwig Feuerbach

 

Quote # 93

Not reading a lot, but good things a lot and reading often makes you pious and wise.

Martin Luther

 

Quote # 94

God save me from someone who has just read a booklet.

Thomas Aquinas

 

Quote # 95

Be careful with health books - you could die from a typo.

Mark Twain

 

Quote # 96

Man should read whatever it is that drives him; what he reads out of a sense of duty will be of little use to him.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

 

Quote # 97

Books are not monuments of the past, but weapons of the present.

Heinrich Laube

 

Quote # 98

Hungrier, reach for the book: It's a weapon!

Bertolt Brecht

 

Quote # 99

A mind needs books like a sword needs a grindstone.

George R. R. Martin

 

 

Quote # 100

There are more truths in a good book than the author thought he wrote in it.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

 

Quote # 101

Reading means dreaming through someone else's hand.

Fernando Pessoa

 

Quote # 102

Education comes from a screen and not from a book, otherwise it would mean booking.

Dieter Hildebrandt

 

Quote # 103

As soon as I get some money, I buy books; and if there is anything left I buy food and clothes.

Desiderius Erasmus

 

Quote # 104

A book that is not worth reading at least twice is also not worth reading once.

Karl Julius Weber

 

Quote # 105

A beautiful book is like a butterfly. It is light in the hand, takes us from one blossom to the next and lets us imagine the sky.

Lao Tse

 

Quote # 106

You learn to love, laugh, and walk from your parents. But only when you come into contact with books do you discover that you have wings.

Helen Hayes

 

Quote # 107

Nothing chased away bad dreams faster than the rustle of printed paper.

Cornelia Funke

 

Quote # 108

A strict and irrevocable rule of what to read and what not to read is silly. One should read everything. We owe more than half of our education today to what we shouldn't read.

Oscar WIlde

 

Quote # 109

Reading means thinking with someone else's head instead of your own.

Arthur Schopenhauer

 

Quote # 110

If you have a garden and a library, you won't be wanting for anything.

Marcus Tillius Cicero

 

Quote # 111

Pen and paper light more fires than any match in the world.

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

 

Quote # 112

Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can read.

Mark Twain

 

Quote # 113

All books are too long for me.

Voltaire

 

Quote # 114

Anyone who reads books looks out into the world and not just up to the fence.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

Quote # 115

Literature is nothing more than a directed dream.

Jorge Luis Borges

 

Quote # 116

In bed one should only take light and entertaining reading, as well as exciting and calming, furthermore very difficult, scientific and frivolous as well as medium-difficult and any other, other kind but not.

Kurt Tucholsky

 

Quote # 117

Reading in bed is a sign of total devotion to art: you leave it to the poet when you fall asleep.

Ernst Reinhold Hauschka

 

Quote # 118

Today's books are tomorrow's action.

Heinrich Mann

 

Quote # 119

What tomorrow's world will look like depends to a large extent on the imagination of those learning to read right now.

Astrid Lindgren

 

Quote # 120

Books change their content as they get older.

Fritz Vahle

 

Quote # 121

Education does not come from reading, but from thinking about what has been read.

Carl Hilt

 

Quote # 122

Knowing that a good book is waiting for you at the end of a long day makes the day happier.

Kathleen Norris

 

Quote # 123

Even the worst book has its good side: the last.

John Osborne

 

 

Conclusion

Reading is a matter of course for many people. Some love it and read as a hobby almost every day; others read for work or deal with it professionally.

Reading can be liberating. It can be fun and significantly broaden your horizons. Reading can change your life, open your eyes and make you happy. However, it can also be overwhelming or frustrating.

It is therefore important to think about reading regularly and NOT to take it for granted. This is also shown by the quotations from above.

Therefore: read carefully. No matter whether you read for your studies, your job or for private pleasure. Make it clear to yourself why you are reading and that you are doing yourself something good with it. With this setting, the most beautiful text becomes even more beautiful and the most difficult book at least a little more bearable.

 

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