Reading And Literacy Quotes by Confucius, Malcolm X, Groucho Marx, Victor Hugo, Elizabeth Hardwick, Joseph Brodsky and many others.
You cannot open a book without learning something.
I have often reflected upon the new vistas that reading has opened to me. I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the course of my life. As I see it today, the ability to read awoke inside me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
The greatest gift is a passion for reading.
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.
When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
One of the greatest gifts adults can give – to their offspring and to their society – is to read to children.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
No one can take it away from you.
You must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.