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10 Great Quotes About Reading from Famous Authors

Carly Chow By Carly Chow Published on August 31, 2017
This article was updated on September 1, 2017

Not every reader is an author, but every author is a reader first. Their love of reading starts as a young child, continues on into adolescence, and develops into a lifelong passion as an adult. Eventually, their reading habit manifests into a writing career, which in turn fuels the passion of other readers around the world and over the years.


Below is a list of 10 quotes about reading that will, I hope, inspire you to read books often, everywhere, and unabashedly. 


1. Jorge Luis Borges

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2. Hilary Mantel

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3. Jhumpa Lahiri

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4. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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5. Adriana Trigiani

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6. Harper Lee

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7. Chinua Achebe

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8. Umberto Eco

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9. Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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10. Jane Austen

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What's your favorite quote about reading? Let us know in the comments.

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