45 Best Speed Reading Quotes That Will Encourage You!

Last Updated on January 16, 2021 by Scott M. Thomas

Being able to read fast is a great quality. If you want to become proficient in speed reading, you have to read a lot. The more you read, the more efficient you will be. This is the only way to read quickly. In the past many philosophers and poets were skilled in speed reading. Below we gathered some of their speed reading quotes that will make you interested in it. Enjoy! 

“For Our Purposes, I define ‘reading’ as looking at printed words and getting enough meaning from them to satisfy your purpose.” – Peter Kump

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges

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“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” – Mason Cooley

“So many books, so little time.” – Frank Zappa

“It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything.” – Lord Henry P. Brougham

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” – Harry S. Truman

“I just got out of the hospital. I was in a speed-reading accident. I hit a bookmark.” – Steven Wright

“I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.” – Woody Allen

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Joseph Addison

“I read a book twice as fast as anybody else. First, I read the beginning, and then I read the ending, and then I start in the middle and read toward whatever end I like best.” – Gracie Allen

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends.” – Charles William Eliot

“I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.” – Isaac Asimov

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“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” – Joseph Brodsky

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” – Emilie Buchwald

“A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.” – Chinese proverb

“To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company.” – André Gide

“Our high respect for a well-read person is praise enough for literature.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“Once we have learned to read, the meaning of words can somehow register without consciousness.” – Anthony Marcel

“To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.” – Gaston Bachelard

“A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.” – Henry Ward Beecher

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“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

“A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.” – Robertson Davies

“You will get little or nothing from the printed page if you bring it nothing but your eye.” – Walter Pitkin

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“Great speed in reading is a dubious achievement; it is of value only if what you have to read is not really worth reading. A better formula is this: Every book should be read no more slowly than it deserves, and no more quickly than you can read it with satisfaction and comprehension.” – Mortimer J. Adler

“Surviving and thriving as a professional today demands two new approaches to the written word. First, it requires a new approach to orchestrating information, by skillfully choosing what to read and what to ignore. Second, it requires a new approach to integrating information, by reading faster and with greater comprehension.” – Jimmy Calano

“The early development of speed reading can be traced to the beginning of the (20th) century, when the publication explosion swamped readers with more than they could possibly handle at normal reading rates.” – Tony Buzan

“I took a speed reading course and my speed shot up to 43 pages a minute, but my comprehension plummeted.” – Brian Regan

“I took a course in speed reading. Then I got Reader’s Digest on microfilm. By the time I got the machine set up, I was done.” – Steven Wright

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“Modern research has shown that your eye-brain system is thousands of times more complex and powerful than had previously been estimated, and that with proper training you can quickly reap the benefits of this enormous potential.” – Tony Buzan

“I always read. You know how sharks have to keep swimming or they die? I’m like that. If I stop reading, I die.” – Patrick Rothfuss

“The way a book is read–the qualities a reader brings to a book–can have as much to do with its worth as anything the author puts into it.” – Norman Cousins

“Leaders today grasp new ideas quickly, read voraciously across many important topics, and need to stay current with the latest advances in their fields. The PhotoReading Whole Mind System shows me how to do it all.” – Ken Blanchard

“Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else.” – Albert Einstein

“One trouble with developing speed reading skills is that by the time you realize a book is boring you’ve already finished it.” – Franklin P Jones

“Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me.” – Anatole France

“Wear the old coat and buy the new book.” – Austin Phelps

“To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company.” – Andre Gide

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.” – Matthew Kelly

“People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.” – Logan Pearsall Smith

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“Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.” – Mortimer Adler

“Teaching literature is teaching how to read. How to notice things in a text that a speed-reading culture is trained to disregard, overcome, edit out, or explain away; how to read what the language is doing, not guess what the author was thinking; how to take evidence from a page, not seek a reality to substitute for it.” – Barbara Johnson

“The secret to speed-reading is moving your lips faster.” – Charles M. Schulz

“I took a course in speed reading. Then I got Reader’s Digest on microfilm. By the time I got the machine set up, I was done.” – Steven Wright

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