Reading—The Ultimate Quotation Collection
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219 Page Quotation Collection on Reading
This 219 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Reading. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Reading, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.
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Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.
Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body.
Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.
I am a part of all that I have read.
Half of today’s teenagers don’t read books—except when they’re made to.
--Niall Ferguson (2011)
No subject of study is more important than reading...all other intellectual powers depend on it.
Common sense should tell us that reading is the ultimate weapon—destroying ignorance, poverty and despair before they can destroy us. A nation that doesn’t read much doesn’t know much. And a nation that doesn’t know much is more likely to make poor choices in the home, the marketplace, the jury box and the voting booth....The challenge, therefore, is to convince future generations of children that carrying a book is more rewarding than carrying guns.
The state of literacy in the United States today is declining so precipitously, while video and computer technologies are becoming so powerful that the act of reading itself may well be on the way to obsolescence.
--Janet E. Healy
I took a speed reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It’s about Russia.
I used to take out seven books at a time from the library and sit in the kitchen, with my feet in the oven, eating cookies and reading trash. I think trash is a very important part of youth reading. It acts like mulch and helps fertilize the brain and allows creative ideas to germinate and grow.
--S. J. Perelman
The best moments in reading are when you come across something—a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things—which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.
If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.
—J. K. Rowling
The art of reading is in great part that of acquiring a better understanding of life from one’s encounter with it in a book.
How can you be bored? There are so many books to read!
—Lailah Gifty Akita
The people who do not have time to read books because they are watching television would, in the pre-TV era, not have had time to read books because they were driving over to see Cousin Nellie or were going to the movies or were building a model railroad.
I was able to place my own concerns aside and curl myself up in the cocoon of somebody else’s imagination. My life was suspended—I was in neither one place nor the other.
People shock me when they say they never read. When I was young, if people didn’t read they would never admit it. Now, it’s quite acceptable to be anti-intellectual.
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