33 Reasons Why You're Addicted To Books

"I'd rather be reading."

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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

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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 go into the other room and read a book.” —Groucho Marx

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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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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

18. “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” —Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

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21. "Reading is like thinking, like praying, like talking to a friend, like expressing your ideas, like listening to other people's ideas, like listening to music, like looking at the view, like taking a walk on the beach." — Roberto Bolaño, 2666

22. "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." —Groucho Marx

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28. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” —C.S. Lewis

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29. “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” —John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

All quotes via Goodreads.