127 Inspirational Quotes For Kids To Know Its Importance

quotes about reading for kids

Reading is a habit that helps us enhance our knowledge and imaginative skills. Sharing reading quotes for kids can motivate them to develop this habit and improve their writing and speaking skills.

Reading opens innumerable doors of opportunities. Many knowledgeable people have shared how reading has enlightened their lives over the years. So, if you wish to inculcate this productive habit in your children, inspire them by sharing quotes about reading from notable personalities, authors, and leaders given in this post.

Quotes About Reading For Kids

Share this collection of the best quotes about books and reading with your children and encourage them to read.

1. “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” –Harper

2. “The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest (people) of the past centuries.” –Descartes

3. “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” –Ernest Hemingway

4. “Wear the old coat and buy the new book.” –Austin Phelps

5. “You are never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” –Dr. Seuss

6. “Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more
light.” –Vera Nazarian

7. “When I was 7, my proudest possession would have been my bookshelf ’cause I had alphabetized all of the books on my bookshelf.” –Neil Gaiman

8. “To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” –Victor Hugo

9. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” –Dr. Seuss

10. “Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.” –Edmund Burke

11. “I love the printed word and have always appreciated the unique connection between author and reader.” –Oprah Winfrey

12. “Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled “This could change your life.” – Helen Exley

13. “Books are the quietest of friends. They are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” – Charles W. Eliot

14. “A book is a gift you can open again and again.” –Garrison Keillor

15. “I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” –Jorge Luis Borges

16. “Luckily, I always travel with a book, just in case I have to wait in line for Santa, or some such inconvenience.” –David Levithan

17. “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” –Albert Einstein

18. “I do not read a book; I hold a conversation with the author.” –Elbert Hubbard

19. “Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them.” –Neil Gaiman

20. “I even love the smell of books.” –Adriana Trigiani

21. “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” –J.K. Rowling

22. “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx

23. “Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today.” –Holbrook Jackson

24. “Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!” –Betty Smith

25. “The whole world opened up to me when I learned to read.” –Mary McCleod Bethune

26. “The journey of a lifetime starts with the turning of a page.” –Rachel Anders

27. “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” –Harry S. Truman

28. “Reading is important. Books are important. Librarians are important. (Also, libraries are not child-care facilities, but sometimes feral children raise themselves among the stacks.).” –Neil Gaiman

29. “Readers are lucky – they will never be bored or lonely.” –Natalie Babbitt

30. “I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp.” –JK Rowling

31. “I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” –J.K. Rowling

32. “From an early age, books were my constant companions and my local library, a place I could find a new friend on every shelf.” –Sarah Jessica Parker

33. “An hour spent reading is one stolen from paradise.” –Thomas Wharton

34. “Be awesome! Be a book nut!” –Dr. Seuss

35. “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” –Emilie Buchwald

36. “I had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.” –Bill Gates

37. “Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.” –Marilyn Jager Adams

38. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” –Richard Steele

39. “There is a wonder in reading Braille that the sighted will never know: to touch words and have them touch you back.” –Jim Fiebig

40. “You can travel the world and never leave your chair when you read a book.” –Sherry K. Plummer

41. “There’s no such thing as a kid who hates reading. Some kids love reading, and kids who are reading the wrong books.” –James Patterson

42. “The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives.” –Roald Dahl

43. “Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” –Henry David Thoreau

44. “My alma mater was books, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.” –Malcolm X

45. “Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.” –Mortimer J. Adler

46. “It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.” –S.I. Hayakawa

47. “I feel the need of reading. It is a loss to a man not to have grown up among books.” – Abraham Lincoln

48. “I cannot live without books.” –Thomas Jefferson

49. “Books train your mind to imagination to think big.” –Taylor Swift

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

51. “Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” –Maya Angelou

52. “Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.” –Henry Ward Beecher

53. “Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.” –Roald Dahl

54. “Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.” –Dr. Seuss

55. “He that loves reading has everything within his reach.” –William Godwin

56. “In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.” –Mortimer J. Adler

57. “Reading… a vacation for the mind.” –Dave Barry

58. “Reading is the gateway for children that makes all other learning possible.” –Barack Obama

59. “My early and invincible love of reading — I would not exchange for the treasures of India.” – Edward Gibbon

60. “Some women have a weakness for shoes. I can go barefoot if necessary. I have a weakness for books.” –Oprah Winfrey

61. “The only way to do all the things you’d like to do is to read.” –Tom Clancy

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

63. “You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” –Paul Sweeney

64. “What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it, and you’re inside the mind of another person…” –Carl Sagan

65. “There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.” –May Ellen Chase

66. “The dearest ones of time, the strongest friends of the soul: books.” –Emily Dickinson

67. “Reading brings us unknown friends.” –Honore de Balzac

68. “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” –Frederick Douglass

69. “Reading gives us a place to go when we have to stay where we are.” –Mason Cooley

70. “It is books that are the key to the wide world; if you can’t do anything else, read all that you can.”– Jane Hamilton

71. “I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books.” –Gary Paulsen

72. “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin

73. “Comics are a gateway drug to literacy.” –Art Spiegelman

74. “A house without books is like a room without windows.” –Horace Mann

75. “Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.” –Arnold Lobel

76. “Books are the quietest of friends. They are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” –Charles W. Eliot

77. “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” –Groucho Marx

78. “I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book.” –Coolio

79. “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

80. “Reading is an exercise in empathy. An exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while.” –Malorie Blackman

81. “No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.” –Lady Montagu

82. “Tell me and I’ll forget. Teach me and I’ll remember. Involve me and I’ll learn.” –Benjamin Franklin

83. “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” –Ray Bradbury

84. “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax all you need is a book!” –Dr. Seuss

85. “There is no such thing as a child who hates to read. There are only children who have not found the right book.” –Frank Serafini

86. “You are never alone when you are lost in the magic of a book.” –Marie Lu

87. “There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” –J.K. Rowling

88. “There are many little ways to enlarge a child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy

89. “Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” –Cornelia Funke

90. “No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” –Confucius

91. “Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.” –Mary Schmich

92. “Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have.” –Lloyd Alexander

93. “In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own.” –Anna Quindlen

94. “Kids lose themselves in books, they find themselves there too.” –Lewis Keegan

95. “I read a book one day, and my whole life was changed.” –Orhan Pamuk

96. “From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover you have wings.” –Helen Hayes

97. “Each book was a world unto itself, and in it I took refuge.” –Alberto Manguel

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

99. “Books showed me there were possibilities in life, that there were actually people like me living in a world I could not only aspire to but attain. Reading gave me hope. For me, it was

100. “A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.” –Robert Frost

101. “At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better. It’s an enormous force for good.” –Barack Obama

102. “A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.” –C.S. Lewis

103. “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home.” –Anna Quindlen

104. “I believe we should spend less time worrying about the quantity of books children read and more time introducing them to quality books that will turn them on to the joy of reading and turn them into lifelong readers.” –James Patterson

105. “I am a part of everything that I have read.” –Theodore Roosevelt

106. “If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.” –Roald Dahl

107. “You may have tangible wealth untold. Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be — I had a mother who read to me.” –Strickland Gillilan

108. “When I say to a parent, “read to a child,” I don’t want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate.” –Mem Fox

109. “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island.” –Walt Disney

110. “The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can’t.” –Mark Twain

111. “Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.” –Diane Duane

112. “Reading is not optional.” –Walter Dean Myers

113. “Reading is a passport to countless adventures.” –Mary Pope Osborne

114. “It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.” –Arthur Conan Doyle

115. “I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.” –Roald Dahl

116. “I can feel infinitely alive curled up on the sofa reading a book.” –Benedict Cumberbatch

117. “Few things leave a deeper mark on the reader than the first book that finds its way to his heart.” –Carlos Ruiz Zafon

118. “A book is a magical thing that lets you travel to far-away places without ever leaving your chair.” –Katrina Mayer

119. “Books hold a magical appeal for children that goes far beyond the stories they contain.” –Dr. Marion Blank

120. “Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.” –James Russell Lowell

121. “A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance.” –Lyndon Baines Johnson

122. “The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I [haven’t] read.” –Abraham Lincoln

123. “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” –Lemony Snicket

124. “Reading for me, is spending time with a friend.” –Gary Paulsen

125. “Reading should not be presented to children as a chore. IT should be offered as a gift.” – Kate Dicamillo

126. “There is no frigate like a book, to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.” –Emily Dickinson

127. “When I think of all the books still left for me to read, I am certain of further happiness.” –Jules Renard

In today’s world of smartphones, iPad, computers, and laptops, reading has become more important than ever. So, inculcate this noble habit with some of these reading quotes for kids to inspire and encourage them to read and make it a habit. If they develop an interest in reading right from childhood, it is sure to stay with them and help them learn the beauty of classic books. Who knows, it may just encourage them to become the next best-selling writer.

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