Addison-The Tatler -
■ Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body.
Book of common prayer -
■ Read, mark, learn and inwardly digest.
■ In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature the oldest. The classic literature is always.
■ My early and invincible love of reading, I would not exchange for the treasures of India.
■ When I am reading a book, whether wise or silly, it seems to me to be alive and talking to me.
■ Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
Sir Authur Helps (1813-1875) English writer -
■ Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought.