Five quotes that will inspire you to read more this year

07 January 2015

The start of any year can be exhausting and keeping New Year's resolutions can seem nigh on impossible, so when we spotted @Crusaderofchaos' plight on Twitter, we wanted to help. 

We've chosen five of the many quotes that inspire us to pick up a book. Here's to keeping our reading mojo in 2015 – the year Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has called 'the year of books'. 

1. If television is proving to be your worst enemy, take a leaf out of Groucho Marx's book:

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”  ― Groucho Marx

2. If you're broke this month, you can travel in your mind while you read:

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”  ― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

3. Resolved to meet new people this year? You can kill two birds with one stone:

“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.”  ― Joyce Carol Oates

4. Still exhausted after your holiday? Relax after all that December chaos with

"the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author's words reverberating in your head.”  ― Paul Auster, The Brooklyn Follies

5. And remember, it needn't be all about quantity:

“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”  ― Mortimer J. Adler

Good luck!

All images from flickr.com; © in order of appearance: Ángel Raúl Ravelo Rodríguez, Eric Fischer, Gayle Nicholson, TorleyChristopher.