Inspirational Book Quotes

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While books are always important for so many reasons, the following quotes inspire and lead you to think and wonder even further. There is a certain power that comes with words, and here you will find 50 inspirational quotes that have been taken from books reminding you how important reading is.

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller

“A word after a word after a word is power.” – Margaret Atwood

“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” – Carl Sagan

“Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.” – Charles Baudelaire

“When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.” – Maya Angelou

“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.” – Kate DiCamillo

“I think books are like people, in the sense that they’ll turn up in your life when you most need them.” – Emma Thompson

“It wasn’t until I started reading and found books they wouldn’t let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else.” – John Waters

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King

“Books are mirrors: You only see in them what you already have inside you.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Think before you speak. Read before you think. – Fran Lebowitz

“Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading.” – Lena Dunham

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