Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.
One becomes a better reader by reading.
One who can read but chooses not do so has no advantage over one who cannot read.
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
A house without books is like a room without windows.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one.
The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place is necessary. It is the only art which can be practiced at any hour of the day or night. Whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading, in joy or sorrow, health or illness.