Kids are our future, and they deserve to know the world and the magic that can be found within it. Sometimes traveling the world and through time and space is as easy as opening a book. The power of reading can inspire and motivate us all. Reading can take us places that we could only dream of.

So let these quotes inspire kids, and even yourself, to make time to read every day, remember the power that reading gives us, and maybe meet some new friends in the process.

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

“I wouldn’t be a songwriter if it wasn’t for books that I loved as a kid. I think that when you can escape into a book it trains your imagination to think big and to think that more can exist than what you see.” – Taylor Swift

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller

“There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book.” – Frank Serafini

“He that loves reading has everything within his reach.” – William Godwin

“From an early age, books were my constant companions and my local library, a place I could find a new friend on every shelf.”– Sarah Jessica Parker

“It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.” – S.I. Hayakawa

“Books allowed me to see a world beyond the front porch of my grandmother’s shotgun house…[and] the power to see possibilities beyond what was allowed at the time.”―Oprah Winfrey

“I think it’s the books that you read when you’re young that live with you forever.”—J.K. Rowling

“Readers are lucky – they will never be bored or lonely.” – Natalie Babbitt

“The only way to do all the things you’d like to do is to read.” – Tom Clancy

“Reading is the gateway for children that makes all other learning possible.” – Barack Obama

“I had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.” – Bill Gates

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”―Maya Angelou

“Wherever I go, bookstores are still the closest thing to a town square.”―Gloria Steinem

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin

“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

“Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.”– Mary Schmich

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”  – Walt Disney

“I have challenged myself that I will read thousands of books and I will empower myself with knowledge. Pens and books are the weapons that defeat terrorism.”  – Malala Yousafzai

“I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“Books are the mirrors of the soul.”―Virginia Woolf

“To read is to voyage through time.” – Carl Sagan

“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” – Paul Sweeney

“Some books leave us free and some books make us free.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Luckily, I always travel with a book, just in case I have to wait in line for Santa, or some such inconvenience.” – David Levithan

“Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people – people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.” – E.B. White

“Books break the shackles of time – proof that humans can work magic.” – Carl Sagan

“I’m old-fashioned and think that reading books is the most glorious pastime that humankind has yet devised.” – Wisława Szymborska

“You can find magic wherever you look.  Sit back and relax, all you need is a book!” – Dr. Seuss

“Reading, for me, is spending time with a friend.” – Gary Paulsen

“Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them.” – Judy Blume

“When you learn to read you will be born again…and you will never be quite so alone again.” – Rumer Godden

“Reading is important because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything.” – Tomie dePaola

“Readers are lucky – they will never be bored or lonely.”– Natalie Babbitt

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”– Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” –  Albert Einstein

“One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai