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World Book Day: 10 quotable quotes on the joy of reading


In honour of World Book Day, Madanmohan Rao sent us a host of lovely quotes on the joy of reading. Here are our 10 favourites:
1. A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it. – Samuel Johnson

2. Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. – P. J. O’Rourke

3. Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. – Anna Quindlen

4. Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. – Mark Twain

5. I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book. – Groucho Marx

6. If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. – Haruki Murakami

7. My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter. – Thomas Helm

8. Never judge a book by its movie. – J.W. Eagan

9. No person who can read is ever successful at cleaning out an attic. – Ann Landers

10. So many books, so little time. – Frank Zappa