Reasons to Read

“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.”
   ~ G.K. Chesterton

"If a book is well written, I always find it too short."
         -Jane Austen

"There is no friend as loyal as a book."
        -Ernest Hemmingway

“No matter how busy you think you are, you must find time for reading or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."
         - Mark Twain

“Fantasy goes one stage beyond realism; requiring complete intellectual surrender, it asks more of the reader, and at its best may offer more . . . Fantasy is the metaphor through which we discover ourselves.”
           - Susan Cooper

“It is an ancient need to be told stories.  But the story needs a great storyteller.” 
             - Alan Rickman

"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense."
            - Tom Clancy

“When you read a book as child it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does.” 
           - Meg Ryan as Kathleen Kelly in You’ve Got Mail

“That moment when you're reading a book and the whole world around you does not exist anymore...”
            - Unknown

“Be careful about reading health books.  You might die of a misprint.” 
            - Mark Twain


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