The Rewards of Reading

Have you read a good book lately? The following authors suggest some of the joys and rewards that you might find in reading.

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

Dr. Seuss


“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



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

Helen Hayes


“It is not enough to simply teach children to read, we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations – something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.”

                                 Katherine Patterson


 “The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you.”

Somerset Maugham


“It is no accident that books are sacred to civilization. They open the past to us. A book is magical; it transcends time and space.”

Daniel Boorstin


“My mother read to me in the big bedroom in the mornings, when we were in her rocker together, which ticked in rhythm as we rocked, as though we had a cricket accompanying the story.”

                                 Eudora Welty


      “Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading helped me make my dreams come true.”

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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