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Funny Quotations about Reading

quotations about reading

Reading, a solitary act, is nonetheless a journey that broadens our horizons, transports us to different worlds, and enriches our understanding of life. Through the pages of a book, we meet characters who become dear friends, explore realms beyond our imagination, and encounter ideas that challenge and shape our perspectives. Reading isn't just a pastime; it's a dialogue with the wisdom of ages, a gateway to empathy, and a mirror that reflects our own experiences and emotions.

This compilation of funny quotations celebrates the joy of reading. They illuminate the transformative power of books, the magic woven through words, and the lasting impact a good read can have on our lives. These quotations are not just about understanding the value of reading; they are an ode to the enduring allure of literature, the thrill of discovery, and the intimate companionship that a book offers.

"There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them." Ray Bradbury (American author, 1920-2012)

"I was reading 'The History of Glue'. I couldn't put it down." Tim Vine (English comedian, 1967-)

From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend *reading it.*burning it.*buying it.* Groucho Marx (American film comedian, 1890-1977)

"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." Will Rogers (American actor and humorist, 1879-1935)

"Reading is to *the mind*me*the soul* what exercise is to the body." Joseph Addison (English writer, 1672-1719)

"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

"I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage." Arthur Schopenhauer (German philosopher, 1788-1860)

"I was reading *the dictionary.*a newspaper.*the instructions.* I thought it was a poem about everything." Steven Wright (American comedian, 1955-)

"The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries." Rene Descartes (French philosopher, 1596-1650)

"Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else's shoes for a while." Malorie Blackman (British writer, 1962-)

"It's good to know how to read, but it's dangerous to know how to read and not how to interpret what you're reading." Mike Tyson (American boxer, 1966-)

"There is creative reading as well as creative writing." Ralph Waldo Emerson (American philosopher and poet, 1803-82)

"If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all." Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist and poet, 1854-1900)

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read." Groucho Marx (American film comedian, 1890-1977)

"Think before you speak. Read before you think." Fran Lebowitz (American writer, 1946-)

"Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere." Mary Schmich (American author, 1953-)

"Books are a uniquely portable magic." Stephen King (American author, 1947-)

"Take a good book to bed with you – books do not snore." Thea Dorn (German author, 1970-)

Reading one book is like eating *one potato chip.*fish and chips.*a jalapeno.* Diane Duane (American fantasy author, 1952-)

"If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book." J. K. Rowling (British author, 1965-)

"A peasant that reads is *a prince*a plebeian*a soldier* in waiting." Walter Mosley (American author, 1952-)

"Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it." P.J. O'Rourke (American journalist, 1947-2022)

"Classic: A book which people praise and don't read." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

"The world may be full of fourth-rate writers, but it's also full of fourth-rate readers." Stan Barstow (English novelist, 1928-)

"I read part of it all the way through." Sam Goldwyn (American film producer, 1882-1974)

"Reading isn't an occupation we encourage among *police officers.*writers.*friends.* We try to keep the paper work down to a minimum." Joe Orton (English playwright, 1933-67)

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