Literacy Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old literacy quotes, literacy sayings, and literacy proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Richard Steele
Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship. Kofi Annan
We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. B. F. Skinner
When you learn to read you will be born again and you will never be quite so alone again. Rumer Godden
The three things that help writing the most are living, writing, and reading. In that order. Hisham Matar
We must strive for literacy and education that teach us to never quite questioning and probing at the assumptions of the day. Bryant McGill
Growing Literacy of the Heart and Mind Cultivates the Landscape of a Child's Future. Clyde Heath
literacy is at the heart of sustainable development Kofi Annan
Literacy is the door to knowledge, essential to individual self-esteem and empowerment. Books, in all forms, play an essential role here. Irina Bokova
Literacy, the visual technology, dissolved the tribal magic by means of its stress on fragmentation and specialization and created the individual. Marshall McLuhan
Literacy is in our veins like blood. It enters every other phrase. It is next to impossible to hold a real conversation, as against an interchange of instructions and acquiescences, in which reference to the printed word is not made or in which the implications of something read do not occur. Ruth Rendell
If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write. Stephen King
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. Frederick Douglass
A child who read will be an adult who thinks. Sasha Salmina
The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read. Mark Twain
Reading takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere. Hazel Rochman
Literature has done great work for feminism - writing and reading are a practice of empathy - and great literature will continue to do so. Julianna Baggott
Literacy isn't just about reading, writing, and comprehension. It's about culture, professionalism, and social outlook. Taylor Ellwood
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting. Edmund Burke
Literacy is not a luxury, it is a right and a responsibility. If our world is to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century we must harness the energy and creativity of all our citizens. Bill Clinton
A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever Martin Farquhar Tupper
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. Albert Einstein
Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms. Angela Carter
Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. Angela Carter
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Aristotle
The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. B.B. King
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works. Carl Sagan
One of the greatest gifts adults can give - to their offspring and to their society - is to read to children. Carl Sagan
You cannot open a book without learning something. Confucius
Words are the voice of the heart. Confucius