We’ve compiled a selection of some of the most motivational, humorous, and inspirational reading quotations from famous artists. People have sought solace and inspiration from the words of others for generations. Books have an impact on people, whether people use them to expand their knowledge or to escape into another world.

Reading quotes can encourage you to take the next step in your reading journey and remind you of why it’s so important. So let’s dive in!

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.”

This famous quote by George R.R. Martin emphasizes how reading books can give us immense exposure and enables us to see life through someone else’s eyes. George is the world-renowned author of the book: ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, which was adapted into the Emmy Award-winning HBO series Game of Thrones.

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

This quote by Stephen King beautifully captures the essence of books. Books really have the capability of transporting you to another place and escaping real life for a bit. True to his word. Stephen King’s books are based on fantasy and fiction. 

“I always kept two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.”

Robert Louis Stevenson is the author of the notorious ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’. The story is about a man with a dual personality. And by this quote, it’s evident that he took his inspiration from the books he read. Reading is truly the key to writing well.

“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place, you can install a lovely bookshelf on the wall.”

We can all kind of agree here with Roald Dahl. TV is mostly noise these days and it’s hard to relax after a long, tiring day when it’s filled with bad news. Roald Dahl has written many famous books such as BFG and Matilda for kids. His books are filled with interesting scenarios and epic fantasies.  

“The person who deserves the most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn’t know how to read.”

This quote by Benjamin Franklin tells us about the companionship that can be found in books. A good book can be your friend and take you on adventures that you have always craved. Benjamin Franklin was one of the founding fathers of the United States and he was a leading writer of his time.

So now you know you there is always an adventure to be found within the pages of a good tale. These quotes can motivate you to cultivate a reading habit in the New Year and explore the many joys of reading. If you are ready to dive into the world of reading, be sure to check out the books of Bob Miller, a book writer in Florida. He writes easy-to-read yet entertaining books that offer the ideal escape from the monotony of life.