About the Joys of Reading
education was the liberty I had to read Indiscriminately
and all of the time, with my eyes hanging out.
- Dylan Thomas
mayst as well expect to grow stronger by always eating,
as wiser by always reading. It is thought and digestion
which makes books serviceable, and give health and vigor
to the mind.
- Thomas Fuller
early and invincible love of reading I would not exchange
for all the riches of India.
- Edward Gibbon
not my reading, nor my observations,
Which with experimental seal do warrant
The tenor of my book.
- William Shakespeare
that we hear pass quicker from our minds than what we
art of reading is to skip judiciously.
- P. G. Hamerton
For thee I dim these eye and stuff this head
With all such reading as was never read.
- Alexander Pope
is a recommendation in four things--old wood to burn,
old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old books
- Alonzo of Aragon
as careful as the books you read as the company you
- Paxton Hood
great objection to new books is that they prevent our
reading old ones.
- Joseph Joubert
is seeing by proxy.
- Herbert Spencer
resolved, when I began to read law, to make everything
I acquired perfectly my own, and never to go to a second
thing until I had accomplished the first. Many of my acquaintances
read as much in a day as I read in a week, but at the
end of twelve months my knowledge was as fresh as on the
day it was acquired, while theirs had glided away from
- Lord Leonards
the best books first, or you may not have a chance to
read them all.
- Henry David Thoreau
read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
- Edmund Burke
all the needs a book has, the chief need is that it be
- Anthony Trollope
entertainment is so cheap as reading, not any pleasure
- Lady Mary Montagu
time is precious, no book that will not improve be repeated
readings, deserves to be read at all.
- Thomas Carlyle
mark, learn and inwardly digest.
- Book of Common Prayer