65 Worth Reading Quotes On Success In Life

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A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging worth reading quotes, worth reading sayings, and worth reading proverbs.

Best Worth Reading Quotes

  1. “Do you know what you are? You are a manuscript oƒ a divine letter. You are a mirror reflecting a noble face. This universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you are already that.” ~ Rumi
  2. “Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” ~ Rumi
  3. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” ~ Rumi
  4. “Education… has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.” ~ G. M. Trevelyan
  5. “To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.” ~ Edmund Burke

  6. “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ~ Charles William Eliot
  7. “It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations- something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.” ~ Katherine Paterson
  8. “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  9. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~ Rumi
  10. “A house without books is like a room without windows.” ~ Horace Mann

  11. “It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading.” ~ Katherine Paterson , Something worth reading quotes
  12. “A book worth reading is worth buying.” ~ John Ruskin
  13. “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
  14. “The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.” ~ James Bryce
  15. “As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.” ~ Rumi

  16. “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” ~ Rumi
  17. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” ~ Rumi
  18. “If a book is worth reading, it is worth buying.” ~ John Ruskin
  19. “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends.” ~ Charles William Eliot
  20. “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” ~ Rumi

  21. “When you go through a hard period When everything seems to oppose you, … When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute, NEVER GIVE UP! Because it is the time and place that the course will divert!” ~ Rumi
  22. “Two there are who are never satisfied — the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.” ~ Rumi
  23. “Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.” ~ Rumi
  24. “Books worth reading are worth re-reading.” ~ Holbrook Jackson
  25. “Everything that you want, you are already that.” ~ Rumi

  26. “Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.” ~ Rumi
  27. “Only one book is worth reading: the heart.” ~ Ajahn Chah
  28. “Essayists, like poets, are born and not made, and for one worth remembering, the world is confronted with a hundred not worth reading. Your true essayist is, in a literary sense, the friend of everybody.” ~ William Ernest Henley
  29. “Our amended Constitution is the lodestar for our aspirations. Like every text worth reading, it is not crystalline. The phrasing is broad and the limitations of its provisions are not clearly marked. Its majestic generalities and ennobling pronouncements are both luminous and obscure. This ambiguity of course calls forth interpretation, the interaction of reader and text. The encounter with the Constitutional text has been, in many senses, my life’s work.” ~ William J. Brennan
  30. “History is worth reading when it tells us truly what the attitude toward life was in the past.” ~ Dorothy Canfield Fisher

  31. “In an article on Bunyan lately published in the “Contemporary Review” – the only article on the subject worth reading on the subject I ever saw (yes, thank you, I am familiar with Macaulay’s patronizing prattle about “The Pilgrim’s Progress”) etc.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  32. “If you like eating meat but want to eat ethically, this is the book for you. From the hard-headed, clear-eyed, and sympathetic perspective of butchers who care deeply about the animals whose parts they sell, the customers who buy their meats, and the pleasures of eating, this book has much to teach. It’s an instant classic, making it clear why meat is part of the food revolution. I see it as the new Bible of meat aficionados and worth reading by all food lovers, meat-eating and not.” ~ Marion Nestle
  33. “Any book worth banning is a book worth reading.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  34. “Anything John Stott says is worth listening to. Anything he writes is worth reading. Basic Christianity is not only a classic must-read for every believer; it is truly a blessing preserved on the written page for the enrichment of this generation and those to come.” ~ Anne Graham Lotz
  35. “Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others.” ~ Antonin Artaud

  36. “Ultimately the first, best step in getting your work noticed is to write good work. If people don’t engage in your writing, no amount of serialization or free downloads is going to matter. You have to write something worth reading, and often it takes time to get at that level.” ~ John Scalzi
  37. “I think sports makes for good drama because it has all the same ingredients as anything worth reading or listening to or watching. Conflict, desire, heartbreak – it’s all there.” ~ Jay Baruchel
  38. “The novels that get praised in the NY Review of Books aren’t worth reading. Ninety-seven percent of science fiction is adolescent rubbish, but good science fiction is the best and only literature of our times.” ~ Robert Anton Wilson
  39. “With lines that show an unyielding dedication to craft, these poems are not afraid of meaning or the meaningful. More and more every day, the thinking American asks how she is to believe in love when there is war all about her, and in each of her deeply felt lyrics, Elyse Fenton confronts this question with the kind of tenderness one lover reserves for another. If every poem is indeed a love poem, Clamor is indeed a debut worth reading and about which we must make noise.” ~ Jericho Brown
  40. “Write something worth reading and your voice will be heard.” ~ Teresa Mummert

  41. “In Africa, when you pick up a book worth reading, out of the deadly consignments which good ships are always being made to carry out all the way from Europe, you read it as an author would like his book to be read, praying to God that he may have it in him to go on as beautifully as he has begun. Your mind runs, transported, upon a fresh deep green track.” ~ Isak Dinesen
  42. “Writing is a solitary pursuit and I think you have to be partially at peace with yourself, but it’s the other part that’s usually producing the stuff worth reading.” ~ Craig Johnson
  43. “Among those today who believe that modern poetry must do without rhyme or metre, there is an assumption that the alternative to free verse is a crash course in villanelles, sestinas and other such fixed forms. But most… are rare in English poetry. Few poets have written a villanelle worth reading, or indeed regret not having done so.” ~ James Fenton
  44. “We properly judge a critic’s virtue not by his freedom from error but by the nature of the mistakes he does make, for he makes them, if he is worth reading, because he has in mind something besides his perceptions about art in itself – he has in mind the demands that he makes upon life.” ~ Lionel Trilling
  45. “The reason Saul Bellow doesn’t talk to me anymore is because he knows his new novels are not worth reading.” ~ Leslie Fiedler

  46. “Of books in our time the variety is so voluminous, and they follow so fast from the press, that one must be a swift reader to acquaint himself even with their titles, and wise to discern what are worth reading.” ~ Amos Bronson Alcott
  47. “The publishing industry, unsurprisingly, is full of different people who love different things and express that love in different languages. Find the people, the editors and agents, with whom you share some language, and some sense of what makes literature worth reading.” ~ Leslie Jamison
  48. “I entered a poem in a poetry contest around 1987, and the poem won and I received $1,000 for it. That made me realize that maybe what I was writing was worth reading to people. After that, for some reason, I turned to novels and I’ve written mainly novels ever since.” ~ Sharon Creech
  49. “If a book is worth reading at all, it is worth reading more than once. Suspense is the lowest of excitants, designed to take your breath away when the brain and heart crave to linger in nobler enjoyment. Suspense drags you on; appreciation causes you to linger.” ~ William Gerhardie
  50. “Most of the literary classics are worth reading, if you’ve nothing better to do.” ~ Edward Abbey

  51. “Acts themselves alone are history, and these are neither the exclusive property of Hume, Gibbon nor Voltaire, Echard, Rapin, Plutarch, nor Herodotus. Tell me the Acts, O historian, and leave me to reason upon them as I please; away with your reasoning and your rubbish. All that is not action is not worth reading.” ~ William Blake
  52. “People have pointed out evidences of personal feeling in my notices as if they were accusing me of a misdemeanor, not knowing that criticism written without personal feeling is not worth reading. It is the capacity for making good or bad art a personal matter that makes a man a critic.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  53. “No fiction is worth reading except for entertainment. If it entertains and is clean, it is good literature, or its kind. If it forms the habit of reading, in people who might not read otherwise, it is the best literature.” ~ Edgar Rice Burroughs
  54. “A modern philosopher who has never once suspected himself of being a charlatan must be such a shallow mind that his work is probably not worth reading.” ~ Leszek Kolakowski
  55. “Without a mission and a sense of whom you write for, you aren’t worth reading.” ~ Steve Lopez

  56. “The truth is . . . that the great artists of the world are never puritans, and seldom ever ordinarily respectable. No virtuous man – that is, virtuous in the YMCA sense – has ever painted a picture worth looking at, or written a symphony worth hearing, or a book worth reading, and it is highly improbable that the thing has ever been done by a virtuous woman.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  57. “The writing of solid, instructive stuff fortified by facts and figures is easy enough. There is no trouble in writing a scientific treatise on the folk-lore of Central China, or a statistical enquiry into the declining population of Prince Edward Island. But to write something out of one’s own mind, worth reading for its own sake, is an arduous contrivance only to be achieved in fortunate moments, few and far in between. Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.” ~ Stephen Leacock
  58. “Into the paradise of euphony, the good poet must introduce hell. Broken paradises are the only kind worth reading.” ~ Mark Doty
  59. “Jeremiah is a most melancholy prophet. He wails from beginning to end; he is often childish, is rarely indecent, and although it may be blasphemy to say so, he and his ‘Lamentations’ are really not worth reading.” ~ Annie Besant
  60. “I work hard, do my best and send it out to the world hoping that people can relate to it. I accept any reaction and hope they think it is worth reading.” ~ Wally Lamb

  61. “Edward Conard provides a provocative interpretation of the causes of the global financial crisis and the policies needed to return to rapid growth. Whether you agree or not, this analysis is well worth reading.” ~ Nouriel Roubini
  62. “[Students for a Democratic Society] was on many campuses and it was a powerful organization. It was founded by Tom Hayden, who passed away very recently. It was one of the founders of SDS and that chief writer of the Port Huron Statement, which is still worth reading. It’s kind of the Bernie Sanders campaign document in a funny way.” ~ Bill Ayers
  63. “I always want to read Gore Vidal’s nonfiction. Because everything he writes is an essay and it’s worth reading.” ~ Frederick Busch

  64. “If [Bill Shawn] liked the piece, then he would run it. But he wanted the magazine to be something that was more than just a weekly event. And as a result you could pick up a New Yorker under him, as I mentioned before, a year from then or 10 years or 20 years and there would always be something worth reading in it.” ~ Nat Hentoff
  65. “The very cheapness of literature is making even wise people forget that if a book is worth reading, it is worth buying. No book is worth anything which is not worth much; nor is it serviceable, until it has been read, and re-read, and loved, and loved again; and marked, so that you can refer to the passages you want in it.” ~ John Ruskin

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