Welcome to Day #17 of the April A to Z Challenge, where participants are challenged to create a post every day (except Sundays) corresponding to the appropriate letter of the alphabet. If you’d like to learn more, hit the badge on my sidebar.
I’ll be posting about bookish topics each day of the challenge. Today I’m sharing ten of my favorite quotes about books and reading–with a bonus (!) of also including some of my favorite pieces of artwork featuring people and their books.
“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” Haruki Murakami
“We shouldn’t teach great books—we should teach a love of reading.” B.F. Skinner
“Part of the beauty of all literature is that you discover your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely or isolated from anyone. You belong!” F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.” Mary Schmich
“I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.” Anna Quindlen
“To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.” Edmund Burke
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.” J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deepest and continuing needs, is good for him.” Maya Angelou
“One of the best things about reading is that you’ll always have something to think about when you’re not reading.” James Patterson
“There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not yet found the right book.” Frank Serafini
How about you? What are your favorite quotes about books and reading? Please share!