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21 Inspirational Quotes on Reading to Unlock Your Inner Wisdom


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Welcome, avid readers and seekers of wisdom! In this fast-paced world, finding solace and knowledge within the pages of a book is truly priceless. As Joseph Addison once said, “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” So, let’s embark on a journey together and uncover the power of reading. In this article, we have compiled a collection of 21 inspirational quotes on reading that remind us of the transformative magic found in books. These words from renowned authors, thinkers, and visionaries will ignite your passion for reading and unlock the infinite possibilities within your mind.

  1. “We are of the 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.

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

  1. “One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.”– Carl Sagan.
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  1. “There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands Away.”– Emily Dickinson.

  1. “I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.”– William Lyon Phelps.

  1. “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”– Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray.
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  1. “Maybe this is why we read and why, in moments of darkness, we return to books: to find words for what we already know.”– Alberto Manguel.

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

  1. “There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read.”– Gilbert K. Chesterton.
  1. “Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”– Gustave Flaubert.

  1. “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”– Haruki Murakami.

  1. “The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.” – Rene Descartes.
  1. “It is a good rule after reading a new book never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.”– C.S. Lewis.

  1. “I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go into the library and read a good book.”– Groucho Marx.

  1. “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”– Joseph Brodsky.
  1. “Reading is a form of prayer, a guided meditation that briefly makes us believe we’re someone else, disrupting the delusion that we’re permanent and at the center of the universe. Suddenly (we’re saved!) other people are real again, and we’re fond of them.” – George Saunders.

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

  1.  “No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” – Confucius.
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  1. “Reading is an exercise in empathy; An exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while.”– Malorie Blackman.

  1. “I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers—to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting; they should be funny, exciting, and wonderful, and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.” – Roald Dahl.

  1. “There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book.”– Frank Serafini.

As we end our literary voyage, we hope these 21 inspirational quotes on reading have resonated with you, igniting a fire within you to explore the world of books and unlock your inner wisdom. Remember, reading is not just a pastime but a gateway to personal growth, expanded horizons, and profound insights. So, embrace the power of reading and make it a lifelong habit. Explore these inspirational quotes on reading and let them inspire you to delve into the world of books and cultivate your inner wisdom.

Sushmita Nibandhe

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