— George Washington first President of the United States 1732 - 1799
„Many people think they cannot have knowledge or understanding of God without reading books. But hearing is better than reading, and seeing is better than hearing. Hearing about Benares is different from reading about it; but seeing Benares is different from either hearing or reading.“
— Ramakrishna Indian mystic and religious preacher 1836 - 1886
„I'd had years of practise looking dumb when people threw out Greek names I didn't know. It's a skill of mine. Annabeth keeps telling me to read a book of Greek myths, but I don't see the need. It's easier just to have folks explain stuff.“
— Rick Riordan, The Demigod Diaries
„I also did some jail time a few years ago. Spent a whole summer in jail reading books. I pumped a ton of new knowledge and new thinking into myself.“
— Tommy Lee American drummer 1962
„When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, 'I am going to produce a work of art.' I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.“
— George Orwell, Why I Write
„Often have I sighed to measure
By myself a lonely pleasure,—
Sighed to think I read a book,
Only read, perhaps, by me.“
— William Wordsworth English Romantic poet 1770 - 1850
To the Small Celandine.
— Oscar Levant American comedian, composer, pianist and actor 1906 - 1972
As quoted in Memorable Quotations: Jewish Writers of the Past (2005) edited by Carol A. Dingle.
„The heroes of the books I read, The Lord of the Rings and the Foundation series, always felt a duty to save the world.“
— Elon Musk South African-born American entrepreneur 1971
„Standing there, staring at the long shelves crammed with books, I felt myself relax and was suddenly at peace.“
— Helene Hanff, Q's Legacy: A Delightful Account of a Lifelong Love Affair with Books
„As to the other means of grace I would say: I fell into the snare, into which so many young believers fall, the reading of religious books in preference to the Scriptures.“
— George Müller German-English clergyman 1805 - 1898
A Narrative of Some of the Lord's Dealings with George Müller Written by Himself, First Part.
— Ronald Fisher English statistician, evolutionary biologist, geneticist, and eugenicist 1890 - 1962
Preface, p. x.