Writers write books because they have read books that inspired them, educated them, entertained them and moved them.
We write books in hopes that what we have created may do for others what others have done for us.
As a mom I first read to my children. Then I found myself writing for my children. Now, I find myself writing for everyone who will read it, because I agree with the writing of Strickland Gillilan when stating:
“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
Enjoy other people’s take on books and reading in the following quotes.
— Austin Phelps
“Teaching reading IS rocket science”
– Louisa Moats
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
— Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”
“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”
— Groucho Marx
— Jacqueline Kennedy
“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”
— Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
Marilyn Jager Adams
“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
“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”
— Emilie Buchwald
“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”
— Walt Disney
“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