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These Beautiful Quotes Will Inspire You to Pick Up a Book

 Books have the unique and magical ability to take us on a journey that we create in our own minds, to garner our creativity and allow us to be swept away into our imaginary world. Unlike a film where the setting is created for us, reading is interactive and allows us to participate in the story and paint the characters and their surroundings. This is exactly why books and reading continue to be the pastime of choice for so many people worldwide and will be in the future, no matter how advanced our technology becomes.
Are you an avid reader and a lover of the written word? Or maybe, on the contrary, you regret that you haven’t picked up a book in a while? These 18 beautiful and inspiring quotes uttered by some of the greatest minds in history will surely make you crave a good book.

1. “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” -Charles W. Eliot

Quotes About Books and Reading “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” -Charles W. Eliot

2. “An hour spent reading is one stolen from paradise.” -Thomas Wharton

Quotes About Books and Reading “An hour spent reading is one stolen from paradise.” -Thomas Wharton

3. “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

Quotes About Books and Reading “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

4. “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” -Stephen King

Quotes About Books and Reading “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” -Stephen King

5. “Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” -Mason Cooley

Quotes About Books and Reading “Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” -Mason Cooley

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

Quotes About Books and Reading “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who never reads lives only one.” -George R. R. Martin

7. “I have always imagined paradise as a kind of library.” -Jorge Luis Borges

Quotes About Books and Reading “I have always imagined paradise as a kind of library.” -Jorge Luis Borges

8. “Reading takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.” -Hazel Rochman

Quotes About Books and Reading “Reading takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.” -Hazel Rochman

9. “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” -Cicero

Quotes About Books and Reading “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” -Cicero

10. “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

Quotes About Books and Reading “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

11. “That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” -Jhumpa Lahiri

Quotes About Books and Reading “That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” -Jhumpa Lahiri

12. “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read.” -Mark Twain

Quotes About Books and Reading “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read.” -Mark Twain

13. “A beggar’s book out-worths a noble’s blood.” -William Shakespeare

Quotes About Books and Reading “A beggar’s book out-worths a noble’s blood.” -William Shakespeare

14. “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

Quotes About Books and Reading “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

15. “Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” -Voltaire

Quotes About Books and Reading “Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” -Voltaire

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

Quotes About Books and Reading “Think before you speak. Read before you think.” -Fran Lebowitz

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

Quotes About Books and Reading “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” -Anna Quindlen

18. “Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.” -Kathleen Norris

Quotes About Books and Reading “Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.” -Kathleen Norris
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