Fact 1: Reading can make you a better conversationalist.
Fact 2: Neighbours will never complain that your book is too loud.
Fact 3: Knowledge by osmosis has not yet been perfected. You’d better read.
Fact 4: Books have stopped bullets – reading might save your life.
Fact 5: Dinosaurs didn’t read. Look what happened to them.
“Reading is my greatest luxury.”
~ Louise Brown
“When you read a short story, you come out a little more aware and a little more in love with the world around you.”
~ George Saunders
“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.”
~ Nora Ephron
“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
“Reading is to the mind what exercising is to the body.”
~ Richard Steele
“Reading is an art form, and every man can be an artist.”
~ Edwin Louis Cole
“Reading should be a repeat performance.”
~ John Barton
“The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary. It is the only art which can be practiced at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness.”
~ Holbrook Jackson
“Children should learn that reading is pleasure, not just something that teachers make you do in school.”
~ Beverly Cleary