1. "Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing."
2. "A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read."
3. "Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. "
4. "Think before you speak. Read before you think."
— Fran Lebowitz
5. "Reading one book is like eating one potato chip."
— Diane Duane, So You Want to Be a Wizard
6. “A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
7. "You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read."
— James Baldwin
8. "A half-read book is a half-finished love affair."
— David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
9. "Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
— Neil Gaiman, Coraline
10. “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
— Lemony Snicket, Horseradish
11. “The world was hers for the reading.”
— Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
12. “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.”
— J.K. Rowling
13. “What kind of life can you have in a house without books?”
— Sherman Alexie, Flight
14. “Let's be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading.”
— Lena Dunham
15. “Sometimes I sensed that the books I read in rapid succession had set up some sort of murmur among themselves, transforming my head into an orchestra pit where different musical instruments sounded out, and I would realize that I could endure this life because of these musicales going on in my head.”
— Orphan Pamuk, The New Life