Favorite Quotes About Reading and Writing

There are just some quotes that resonate with you.  I’m sure you have a few that you could recite.  Today, I’m sharing

favorite quotes about reading and writing.

Favorite quotes about reading and writing to inspire you to help nurture our youngest readers and writers.  10 inspirational quotes about reading and writing are included.

10 Favorite Quotes About Reading and Writing

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Have you read The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trealease?  It’s a great resource for book lists and tips for reading aloud. This is one of my favorite quotes from Trelease.

Reading every day is so important. I love this quote by Jim Trelease. Check out some other favorite reading quotes.

Please don’t tell a child they can’t read a book that they are yearning to read.  You will squash the desire to read for pleasure.

Pair children with books they will love to develop a love of reading.

Where have you traveled in a book?

A great quote about reading being the destination and the journey. See more of our favorite quotes.

This quote is similar to the one above.  It comes from another book that I marked all over with sticky notes.  It was The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller.  Every child needs a teacher like Miller!

Quote by Donalyn Miller about reading being like a mirror and window.

Tomie dePaola is a classic author who has encouraged generations of readers.  Some of our favorites includeThe Art Lesson, Strega Nona and Pancakes for Breakfast(one of my childhood favorites).

Why is reading important quote by Tomie dePaola

Always make sure you have more bookshelves than you do televisions!

A quote about getting rid of tvs and filling the space with bookshelves instead.

And, here is one more about limiting tv time and increasing reading time.

Entertain your kids with books instead of tv.

Here is a beautiful quote.  I’m inspired to paint my words right now.

Such a beautiful quote about writing.

What are your favorite books from your childhood?  For me they were the Little House books, Bread and Jam for Frances and The Giant Jam Sandwich.

Reading quote about enjoying great books.

I’ll end with a quote by me!

Love this quote by Jodie Rodriguez of Growing Book by Book. Keep growing by reading aloud to kids every day.

There you have SOME of my favorite quotes about reading and writing.  I hope you are inspired to read, write and grow with children through great books.

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About Jodie Rodriguez

Jodie Rodriguez is a mom of two young boys and an early childhood/elementary educator with over 18 years of experience. Jodie's passion is helping parents, teachers, librarians and anyone else interested in nurturing our youngest readers.


  1. That Maya Angelou quote is my favorite! Love these!

  2. So much wisdom in The Read Aloud Handbook! I refer to it all the time. And I love the idea of writing being the painting of the voice.

  3. Hi, I hope you will consider sharing with us each week on Literacy Musing Mondays. These posts are excellent for our linkup. Here is this week’s link: http://maryanderingcreatively.com/literacy-musing-mondays-love-reading-community/

  4. Love them all! Great quotes about why we should read to our children from day one!

  5. These are all great!

  6. Hello from Literacy Musing Mondays. You have collected some awesome quotes. Love this! From one reader to another, well done.

  7. What great quotes! I especially love the one from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

  8. Trelease’s quote applies to so much of our children’s lives and our own lives as well. For example, the more children practice their musical instrument, the more they like it because they enjoy being able to do it well! The list of examples goes on and on. Thanks for sharing at the #LMMLinkup.


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