Favorite Quotations ~  Books & Reading, 9 Impulse to Soar: Quotations by Women on Leadership

"Certain books come to meet me, as do people." ~ Elizabeth Bowen


There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all. ~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

I used to read every, well, most nights. I think reading helps me in terms of relaxing... It helps me to get my mind off the game a little bit more and it helps me to be a little bit more focused. ~ Rio Ferdinand

Read. Read every chance you get. Read to keep growing. Read history. Read poetry. Read for pure enjoyment. Read a book called Life on a Little Known Planet. It’s about insects. It will make you feel better.~ David McCullough, Dartmouth, 2003

Books are meat and medicine and flame and flight and flower steel, stitch, cloud and clout, and drumbeats on the air. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks

I read, I say. I study and read. I bet I've read everything you've read. Don't think I haven't. I consume libraries. I wear out spines and ROM-drives. I do things like get in a taxi and say, “The library, and step on it.” ~ David Foster Wallace

There are few sights sadder than a ruined book. ~ Lemony Snicket

In reading, one should notice and fondle details. ~ Vladimir Nabokov

Reading books removes sorrows from the heart. ~ Moroccan Proverb

There is no shortage of wonderful writers. What we lack is a dependable mass of readers. ~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.. The Independent, 1977

The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination. ~ Elizabeth Hardwick

What is reading but a silent conversation? ~ Walter Savage Landor

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