For the Love of Reading

“I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson
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“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.”

– George R.R. Martin

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

—Joseph Addison

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

– Stephen King
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“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”

– Ray Bradbury

A book is a dream you hold in your hands.

—Neil Gaiman

“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install a lovely bookshelf on the wall.”

– Roald Dahl

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.”

– Fran Lebowitz

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

– Dr. Seuss
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“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”

– Groucho Marx

“Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.”

– Arnold Lobel

Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while.

—Malorie Blackman

Reading—the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay.

—William Styron
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