18.8 Glossary - Great Quotes about reading

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Charles William Eliot

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.”

― Charles William Eliot


David Mitchell

“A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.”

― David Mitchell

Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

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

― Dr. Seuss


Fran Lebowitz, The Fran Lebowitz Reader

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

― Fran Lebowitz


George Orwell

“The best books... are those that tell you what you know already.”

― George Orwell

George R.R. Martin

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The person who never reads lives only one.” 

― George R.R. Martin

Groucho Marx

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

― Groucho Marx


Italo Calvino

“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.”

― Italo Calvino


Margaret Fuller

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”
― Margaret Fuller


Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” 

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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