We have compiled a list of great inspirational quotes about reading by authors, poets, presidents, scientists, artists, visionaries and even actors.

1- “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.”
– George R.R. Martin

2-“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”
– Walt Disney

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

4-“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
– C.S. Lewis

5-“We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.”
– Jules Verne

6-“‘Classic’ – a book which people praise and don’t read.”
– Mark Twain

7-“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
– Lemony Snicket

8-“Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and there discovered was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.”
–  Oprah Winfrey

9-“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
– Harper Lee

10-“Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.”
– Napoléon Bonaparte

11-“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.”
– Jim Rohn

12-“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” – Ray Bradbury

13-Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.
—Kate DiCamillo

14-“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

15-“Books train your mind to imagination to think big.”
― Taylor Swift

16-“Think before you speak. Read before you think.”
– Fran Lebowitz

17-“Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading.”
– Lena Dunham

18-“At a time when book banning is back in vogue, libraries remind us that truth isn’t about who yells the loudest, but who has the right information.”
— Barack Obama

19-“The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest (people) of the past centuries.”
– Descartes

20-“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”
– Mortimer J. Adler

21-“Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.”
– Diane Duane

21-“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
— Anna Quindlen

23-“I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.”
– Orhan Pamuk

24-“People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.”
– Logan Pearsall Smith

25-“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”
– Margaret Fuller

26-“People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.”
– Saul Bellow

27-“A good book is an event in my life.”
– Stendhal

28-“From an early age, books were my constant companions and my local library a place I could find a new friend on every shelf.”
— Sarah Jessica Parker

29-“Reading brings us unknown friends”
– Honoré de Balzac

30-“The world was hers for the reading.”
– Betty Smith

31-“I like books that aren’t just lovely but that have memories in themselves. Just like playing a song, picking up a book again that has memories can take you back to another place or another time.”
— Emma Watson

32-“I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson

33-“The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn’t know how to read.
– Benjamin Franklin

34-“She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.”
– Annie Dillard