Quotes on Reading

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Writers understand the importance of reading. Following are some quotes by famous writers on reading books:

*  The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.  ~  James Bryce

*  A good book should leave you… slightly exhausted at the end.  You live several lives while reading it.  ~ William Styron

*  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

*  Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.  ~ William Hazlitt

*  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

*  Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.  It is wholesome and bracing for the mind to have its faculties kept on the stretch.  ~ Augustus Hare

*  The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.  ~ Mark Twain

*  When you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than was there before.  ~ Clifton Fadiman

*  I love to lose myself in other men’s minds…. Books think for me.  ~ Charles Lamb

*  I find television to be very educating.  Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book.  ~ Groucho Marx

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