Today is International Literacy Day! What better time, then, to celebrate some of the wisest, wittiest, pithiest, silliest, and most profound things that writers have ever said about literature and reading? The following are 10 of our personal favourites from the last 21 months of Interesting Literature.
‘A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,’ said Jojen. ‘The man who never reads lives only one.’
– George R. R. Martin
Parents should leave books lying around marked ‘forbidden’ if they want their children to read.
– Doris Lessing
There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
– P. G. Wodehouse
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
– Charles Dickens
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
– Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
One always tends to overpraise a long…
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