If you consider yourself to be a true book-lover, than you know full well the incredible magic of reading. Unfortunately, and somewhat miraculously, not everyone is sold on the activity, but these quotes on the power of books from famous readers and writers just may convince even the most stubborn non-readers to visit their local library and give it a try.
For as long as I can remember, my true love has always been reading. Ever since I was a little kid sneaking stories under the covers with a flashlight late at night, I have been obsessed with books, whether it be actually reading them, collecting them, writing about them, or, of course, talking about them. Ask anyone who has had a conversation with me and they will tell you that, inevitably, it leads to the same subject time and time again: reading.
Whether I am talking to a fellow book-lover or not, I'm quick to share new reading recommendations, discuss hot book club picks, and dish on author gossip. I am just as quick to try and convince non-readers why they should adopt my favorite hobby as their own. I gush about how fun and exciting discovering a new story can be, I praise reading's inspirational powers, and I spurt out the many ways books can actually make someone a better person.
Sadly, not everyone is swayed by my argument, which is why I've turned to celebrities to do my bidding for me and convince non-readers the true magic of cracking open a book.
In case you still need proof, either for yourself or someone you're trying to turn to the bookish side, here are 15 quotes about the power of books from actors, politicians, authors, and more.