"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library."
— Jorge Luis Borges
"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."
— Frederick Douglass
"The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who'll get me a book I [haven't] read."
— Abraham Lincoln
"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
"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
— Emilie Buchwald
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
— Groucho Marx
"I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book."
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go."
— Dr. Seuss
"Wear the old coat and buy the new book."
— Austin Phelps
"You may have tangible wealth untold. Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be — I had a mother who read to me."
— Strickland Gillilan
"The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can't."
— Mark Twain
"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark."
— Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
"Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!"
— A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943
"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island."
— Walt Disney
"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them."
— Lemony Snicket
"A book is like a garden, carried in the pocket."
— Chinese Proverb
"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."
— Paul Sweeney
"There is no substitute for books in the life of a child."
— May Ellen Chase
"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader."
— Margaret Fuller
"A book is a gift you can open again and again."
— Garrison Keillor
"There is no frigate like a book, to take us lands away"
— Emily Dickinson
"When I say to a parent, "read to a child", I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate. "
— Mem Fox
"Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks."
— Dr. Seuss
"I'm wondering what to read next."
— Matilda, Roald Dahl
"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift."
— Kate DiCamillo
"Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them.
— Neil Gaiman
"Writing is thinking on paper.
— William Zinsser
"Reading is not optional."
Walter Dean Myers
"I feel the need of reading. It is a loss to a man not to have grown up among books."
"A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom"