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

2.“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives.” – Roald Dahl 

3.“In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own.” – Anna Quindlen 

4.“Reading… a vacation for the mind… ” – Dave Barry 

5.“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” – Joyce Carol Oates 

6. “Reading is a gift. It’s something you can do almost anytime and anywhere. It can be a tremendous way to learn, relax, and even escape.” – Richard Carlson 

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

8.“Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have.” – Lloyd Alexander 

9. “Books are both our luxuries and our daily bread.” – Henry Stevens 

10.“Books are not about passing time. They’re about other lives. Other worlds. Far from wanting time to pass, one just wishes one had more of it.” – Alan Bennett 

11.“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” – Frederick Douglass 

12.“There are many little ways to enlarge your world.  Love of books is the best of all.” –  Jacqueline Kennedy 

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

14.“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King 

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

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

17.“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

18.“The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.” – George Orwell 

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

20.“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 

21.“Reading is an intelligent way of not having to think.” – Walter Moers 

22.“I don’t believe one reads to escape reality. A person reads to confirm a reality he knows is there, but which he has not experienced.” – Lawrence Durrell 

23.“Reading is going toward something that is about to be, and no one yet knows what it will be.” – Italo Calvino 

24.“You will learn most things by looking, but reading gives understanding. Reading will make you free.” – Paul Rand 

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

26.“Reading was a joy, a desperately needed escape — I didn’t read to learn, I was reading to read.” – Christian Bauman 

27.“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 

28.“I leapt eagerly into books. The characters’ lives were so much more interesting than the lonely heartbeat of my own.” – Ruta Sepetys 

29.“We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.” – John Lubbock 

30.“Books and doors are the same thing. You open them, and you go through into another world.” – Jeanette Winterson 

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

32.“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 

33.“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 William Elliot 

34.“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafon 

35.“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.” – C.S. Lewis 

36.“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” – John Locke 

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

38. “The problem with a life spent reading is you know too much.” – Josh Lanyon 

39.“Some books are so familiar that reading them is like being home again.” – Louisa May Alcott 

40. “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” – Harry Truman 

41.“A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.” – Charles Baudelaire 

42.“Come to the book as you would come to an unexplored land. Come without a map. Explore it and draw your own map.” – Stephen King 

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

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

45.“You can never be wise unless you love reading.” – Samuel Johnson 

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46. “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 

47.“I do not read a book; I hold a conversation with the author.” – Elbert Hubbard 

48.“Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.” – Mary Schmich 

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

50.“It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.” – S.I. Hayakawa 

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