It's no secret, here at BookQuote we love books and reading. Unsurprisingly so do the famous authors who we list on this website. Many authors managing to sneak lines into their books to emphasize this passion for literature through their characters. Here are three great quotes about reading from some of our favorite authors.
The subject of novel reading tends to come up frequently in the works of Jane Austen, and you can often gauge the merit of a character based on whether or not they enjoy novels. In this quote Henry Tilney comes to the defense of novels when they are marginalized as a silly, feminine pastime. We can tell that Austen approves of Henry Tilney and reading.
Even through her less popular characters Jane Austen manages to slip in a line about the joy of reading. Unfortunately in this case Caroline Bingley who utters the words does not in fact enjoy reading, she simply uses her book as a prop to impress the object of her ambition Mr. Darcy. The farcical context aside, we're sure Austen believes there really is no enjoyment like reading.
Now, not all authors are quite as complimentary about reading as those listed above. Before Don Quixote charged off to tilt at windmills, he became obsessed with books describing the romances of chivalry. Cervantes is clear to tell us that this obsession with reading eventually lead to his madness. So be careful how much you read [moderation is key, friends].