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Reading Quotes - 50 Sayings About Reading And Tossing Books

Looking for the best quotes about books and reading? Then you've come to the right place! Among other things, reading promotes your social and writing skills and makes you more communicative, emphatic, educated and more concentrated. Poring over books is also a hobby that serves as a stress reliever and helps you calm down. The number of Advantages of regular reading is so huge that I even wrote a separate post about it 😉.

In this article, I would now like to share with you the most valuable and inspiring sayings about reading books. Let's go!

My please: Keep in mind that many of the quotes about reading books have been translated into English from other languages. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them and feel free to leave a corrective comment. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

50 Quotes About Reading Books

In the past, I never understood why it was worthwhile to read books. Accordingly, my motivation to do so was also low. But now I know that it serves my personal development and my health. For example, in addition to promoting my recovery, I can also improve my Expand foreign language skills and my Improve general knowledge.

And best of all, books can be borrow from libraries, reading circles or public bookcases and, in the best case, does not even have to pay a cent for the knowledge gained from it.

Here I would like to present you now, as promised, the most valuable quotes about reading books.

Reading Quotes 1 - 10

  1. "Books are a uniquely portable magic." (Stephen King)
  2. "The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read." (Abraham Lincoln)
  3. "The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest (people) of the past centuries." (René Descartes)
  4. "I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which has done real evil." (Voltaire)
  5. "Some books leave us free and some books make us free." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  6. "Education comes not from reading but from thinking about what they read." (Carl Hilty)
  7. "A house without books is a poor house, even if beautiful rugs are covering its floors and precious wallpapers and pictures cover its walls." (Hermann Hesse)
  8. "Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life." (Mark Twain)
  9. "Everyone who knows how to read has it in their power to magnify themselves, to multiply the ways in which they exist, to make their life full, significant, and interesting." (Aldous Huxley)
  10. "A life without books is like a child without a fairytale, is like a youth without love, is like an old man without peace." (Carl Peter Fröhling)

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Reading Quotes 11 - 20

  1. "«Classic»: A book which people praise and don't read." (Mark Twain)
  2. "Children are like a book which we should write in and which we should read." (Peter Rosegger)
  3. "Years teach us more than books." (Aristotle)
  4. "What good is it for a person to have learned to read and write, but leave the thinking to others?" (Ernst R. Hauschka)
  5. "I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading." (Jane Austen)
  6. "The world, given over to ignorant selfishness, is like a valley lying in darkness." (Albert Schweitzer)
  7. "A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us." (Franz Kafka)
  8. "„In books lies the soul of the whole past time." (Thomas Carlyle)
  9. "Oh, how good it is to be among reading people." (Rainer Maria Rilke)
  10. "No good book or good thing of any kind shows it best face at first." (Thomas Carlyle)

Reading Quotes 21 - 30

  1. "Classic: A book which people praise and don't read." (Mark Twain)
  2. "If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  3. "God save me from someone who only read a single book." (Thomas Aquinas)
  4. "Reading nurtures the soul, and an enlightened friend brings it solace." (Voltaire)
  5. "Who wants to read in the future, must scroll in the past." (André Malraux)
  6. "Fiction is the truth inside the lie." (Stephen King)
  7. "Wherever they burn books, in the end will also burn human beings." (Heinrich Heine)
  8. "During the hour of perusal the soul of the reader is at the writer's control." (Edgar Allan Poe)
  9. "You can never learn from books what you can't see with your own eyes." (Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky)
  10. "Reading in bed is a complete devotion to art: you leave it up to the poet to decide when you fall asleep." (Ernst R. Hauschka)

Reading Quotes 31 - 40

  1. "It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it." (Oscar Wilde)
  2. "The best books are those, which those who read them believe they themselves could have written." (Blaise Pascal)
  3. "Reading is thinking with someone else's head instead of ones own." (Arthur Schopenhauer)
  4. "Where do I find the time for not reading so many books?" (Karl Kraus)
  5. "A book is a gift you can open again and again." (Garrison Keillor)
  6. "We are with books as we are with people. We make many acquaintances, but only a few we choose as our friends." (Ludwig Feuerbach)
  7. "Reading is a great miracle." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  8. "A book is a magic carpet that flies you off elsewhere. A book is a door. You open it. You step through." (Jeanette Winterson)
  9. "An ardent smoker who always reads about the danger of smoking to health will, in most cases, stop - reading." (Winston Churchill)
  10. "Of all the worlds man has created, the world of books is the most powerful." (Heinrich Heine)

Reading Quotes 41 - 50

  1. "A room without books is like a body without a soul." (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
  2. "I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book." (Groucho Marx)
  3. "If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
  4. "A house without books is a poor house, even if beautiful rugs are covering its floors and precious wallpapers and pictures cover its walls." (Hermann Hesse)
  5. "A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out." (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)
  6. "How little you have read, how little you know - but on the accident of what you have read depends what you are." (Elias Canetti)
  7. "To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." (Victor Hugo)
  8. "Make it a rule never to give a child a book you wouldn't read yourself." (George Bernard Shaw)
  9. "Some books seem to have been written, not to teach us anything, but to let us know that the author has known something." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  10. "Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world." (Voltaire)

Can you think of any other sayings about reading that are definitely missing here? Then always come up with your ideas in the comments!

Using the best quotes about reading books as a source of personal inspiration!

You are not yet a bookworm yourself? Then after these inspiring sayings, you're probably already thinking a bit more about devouring books on a regular basis to broaden your horizons and really switch off.

There should always be enough time to read, but in our fast-paced everyday lives that's often not guaranteed. Does that apply to you? Then definitely use my Tips to read more books - and to benefit from the advantages mentioned here.

Do you have any other tips or quotes about reading books? Then I look forward to your comment under this collection of sayings.

Remain enthusiastic about literature,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS.: In a separate post I will present you some Books that have changed my life significantly. I am absolutely sure that they will also promote your personal development. Have fun!

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Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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