18 Reasons Why Books Will Always Be Your Main Addiction

Books. Books. Books. It’s no question that these cherished stories are a bookworms own form of drug. We love reading them, discussing them, re-reading them, and, of course, purchasing more. As a fellow book addict, I hope these quotes offer you some insight into exactly why you love diving into a book every chance you get. Enjoy!

1. “People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.”

~Logan Pearsall Smith


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2. “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.”

~ James Baldwin

3. “Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly-they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”

~Aldous Huxley, Brave New World


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4. “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I got into the other room and read a book.”

~Groucho Marx


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5. “I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”

~J.K. Rowling


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6. “I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us.”

~Franz Kafka


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7. “You want to know about anybody? See what books they read, and how they’ve been read…”

~Keri Hulme, The Bone People


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8. “The world was hers for the reading.”

~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

9. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”

~Joseph Addison


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10. “I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn the most.”

~Margaret Atwood


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11. “Read. Read. Read. Just don’t read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different style.”

~R.L. Stine


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12. “Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.”

~Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet


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13. “Reading can be dangerous.”

~Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale


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14. “Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.”

~Joyce Carol Oates


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15. “It wasn’t until I started reading and found books they wouldn’t let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else.”

~John Waters

16. “To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.”

~ W. Somerset Maugham, Books and You


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17. “Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” 

~Jane Smiley, Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel


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18. “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”

~Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

As always, friends, happy reading!

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