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Quotes on the Value of a Well-read Life

Reading is the single most important factor in America today . . . The more you read, the more you know. The more you know, the smarter you grow. The smarter you are, the longer you stay in school and the more diplomas you earn. The more diplomas you have, the more days you are employed. The more diplomas you have, the more your children will achieve in school. And the more diplomas you have, the longer you will live."
—Jim Trelease

"Few children learn to read books by themselves. Someone has to lure them into the wonderful world of the written word; someone has to show them the way."
—Orville Prescott

"If we could get our parents to read to their preschool children fifteen minutes a day, we could revolutionize the schools."
—Dr. Ruth Love

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
—Emilie Buchwald

"Neither books nor people have Velcro sides. There must be a bonding agent, someone who attaches child to book."
—Jim Trelease

"Those who do not develop the pleasure reading habit simply don't have a chance -- they will have a very difficult time reading and writing at a level high enough to deal with the demands of today's world."
—Stephen Krashen

"No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting."
—Mary Wortley Montagu

"My alma mater was books, a good library. ... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity."
—Malcolm X

"A breakfast without a newspaper is a horse without a saddle. You are just riding bareback. Take away my ham, take away my eggs, even my chili, but leave my newspaper."
—Will Rogers

"I'm 30 years old, but I read at the 34-year-old level."
—Dana Carvey

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
—Groucho Marx