Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Need inspiration? 15 wild quotes about children and reading, from Maya Angelou and more.


Some of these may make you smile, some of these may make you laugh, or stop and think.  I hope they will all inspire you to keep doing what you’re doing.

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  1. “Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”  — Maya Angelou

  2. "Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." — Emilie Buchwald

  3. "Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!" — Betty Smith in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943

  4. "Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift." — Kate DiCamillo

  5. "When I say to a parent, ‘read to a child,’ I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate." — Mem Fox

  6. “No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.” — C.S. Lewis

  7. “There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book.” —Frank Serafini

  8. “There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.” —Marcel Proust

  9. “I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. —Anna Quindlen

  10. “It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. — Katherine Patterson

  11. “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.  If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” — Albert Einstein

  12. "A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest." — C.S. Lewis

  13. "You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child."— Dr. Seuss

  14. “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” — Stephen King

  15. “A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.” — Samuel Johnson

Have I missed any favourite quotes that inspire you to keep on writing?  Let me know in the Comments below!


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