Misha Crews

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We all love books, don’t we? (Maybe even a little too much? Or is that just me?) And freedom is a topic that has been widely at issue lately. So, taking these two essential topics and combining them seemed like a good idea! With that in mind, here are fourteen quotes about reading and freedom. I hope you enjoy them!

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” – Frederick Douglass

“Reading can be a road to freedom or a key to a secret garden, which, if tended, will transform all of life.” – Katherine Paterson

“Having the freedom to read and the freedom to choose is one of the best gifts my parents ever gave me.” – Judy Blume

“Reading gives you freedom. It gives you power like no other. It gives you the ability to think beyond imagination. It gives you faith and trust, vision and wisdom and strenghts of the worlds out there.” – Megha Soni

“Frederick Douglass taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom, but reading is still the path.” – Carl Sagan

“Reading is freedom of thought.” – Nahida Jabin

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

“But libraries are about freedom. Freedom to read, freedom of ideas, freedom of communication. They are about education (which is not a process that finishes the day we leave school or university), about entertainment, about making safe spaces, and about access to information.” – Neil Gaiman

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

“Books were my first ticket to personal freedom. I learned to read when I was three and soon revealed that there’s a whole world to know beyond the borders of Mississippi.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Literature was the passport to enter a larger life; that is, the zone of freedom. Literature was freedom. Especially in a time in which the values of reading and inwardness are so strenuously challenged, literature is freedom.” – Susan Sontag

“My alma mater was books, a good library…. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.” – Malcolm X

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” – George Washington Carver

“With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy?” – Oscar Wilde


I’m going to be posting all of these on Facebook and Twitter, too. I hope you’ll feel free to share.

Wishing you Happy Monday, Hugs and Happy Reading!


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