Discover the most popular and inspiring quotes and sayings on the topic of Literacy. Share them with your friends on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or your personal blogs, and let the world be inspired by their powerful messages. Here are the Top 100 Literacy Quotes And Sayings by 90 Authors including John Lubbock,Asa Don Brown,Linda B. Gambrell,Mortimer J. Adler,Bob Riley for you to enjoy and share.

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Reading and writing, arithmetic and grammar do not constitute education, any more than a knife, fork and spoon constitute a dinner. -- John Lubbock
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Reading is a source of liberation. Children who are taught to read early on, are commonly taught to communicate in other significant verbal and nonverbal ways. -- Asa Don Brown
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optimal literacy teaching and learning can only be achieved when skillful, knowledgeable, and dedicated teachers are given the freedom and latitude to use their professional judgment to make instructional decisions that enable students to achieve their full literacy potential. -- Linda B. Gambrell
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Reading and the Democratic Ideal of Education -- Mortimer J. Adler
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No skill shapes a child's future success in school or in life more than the ability to read. -- Bob Riley
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International Literacy Day is an occasion to celebrate the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies everywhere -- Koichiro Matsuura
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We wont develop until we accept that reading is a vital necessity. -- Naguib Mahfouz
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Reading is one of the greatest gifts given to humankind. -- John Patrick Hickey
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The First Level of Reading: Elementary Reading -- Mortimer J. Adler
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Erudition - that is, reading, writing, and arithmetic - is taught in the schools; but where is the more important quality, character, taught? Nowhere in particular. There is no authorized training for children in character. -- Robert Baden-Powell
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You won't comprehend the vitality of literacy until you marry an illiterate. -- Kshitij Shringi
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Literacy in North America has historically been focused on reading, not writing; consumption, not production. -- Clive Thompson
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Reading is the way out of ignorance, and the road to achievement. -- Benjamin Carson
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The new illiteracy is about more than not knowing how to read the book or the word; it is about not knowing how to read the world ... -- Henry Giroux
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You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test. -- George W. Bush
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But to this day - I'm very literate now, I love to read, I read constantly - words don't resonate the way they do to a person with a formal education. They're like a maze, a puzzle that has to be opened up. -- Lance Henriksen
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Literacy is the jump-off point from which all of life's successes take flight. -- Lauri Fortino
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Reading is power. Reading is life. -- Karin Slaughter
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Educate thyself through reading -- Ann Shannon
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Reading is a great treasure of enlightenment. -- Lailah Gifty Akita
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Good literacy skills can help children:

-Be healthy and safe.
-Do their homework to their best ability.
-Get and keep a job one day.
-Eventually participate in local committees or government -- Soraya Diase Coffelt
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Illiteracy is dependence. By finding the courage to learn to read and write, Hanna had advanced from dependence to independence, a step towards liberation. -- Bernhard Schlink
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Art is literacy of the heart. -- Elliot Eisner
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If you give people literacy, bad ideas can be attacked and experiments tried, and lessons will accumulate. -- Steven Pinker
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Reading can be just feeding, but smart reading takes us further. The classroom is one way to go deeper, but we can't stay in school forever. -- Bobbie Ann Mason
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Writing is the new reading -- Emlyn Hall
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Reading and writing go hand in hand. -- Sylvia Melvin
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Language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the essential process by which that intellect is cultivated beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life. -- Charles Scribner Jr.
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Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life. -- Joseph Addison
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The notion of multiple literacies recognized that there are many ways of being-and of becoming-literate, and that how literacy develops and how it is used depend on the particular social and cultural setting. -- Jerome Bruner
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Reading surrounds us, labels us, defines us. -- Rich Gold
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Education is not simply to learn to read and write. It's emancipation. It makes you free. -- Ziauddin Yousafzai
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Reading is everything. Read to enrich your world. -- Lailah Gifty Akita
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Reading is an act of civilization; it's one of the greatest acts of civilization because it takes the free raw material of the mind and builds castles of possibilities. -- Ben Okri
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The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. -- Alvin Toffler
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Reading is a staple of life, like bread or water. Or chocolate. -- Rett Macpherson
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We have ignored cultural literacy in thinking about education We ignore the air we breathe until it is thin or foul. Cultural literacy is the oxygen of social intercourse. -- E.d. Hirsch Jr.
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An education that does not teach clear, coherent writing cannot provide our world with thoughtful adults; it gives us instead, at the best, clever children of all ages. -- Richard Mitchell
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Reading is the fountain of all knowledge. -- Lailah Gifty Akita
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Reading is poor man's way of travelling not just around the world but into the minds of people. -- Anonymous
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Reading can be a road to freedom or a key to a secret garden, which, if tended, will transform all of life. -- Katherine Paterson
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Since the age of four, I've been exploring what I can do with the written word: everything from championing literacy and youth voice to raising awareness about world hunger. -- Adora Svitak
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Reading is the best cure for ignorance. -- Matshona Dhliwayo
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Education does not mean the imparting of verbal knowledge alone. -- Sai Baba
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Once upon a time, there was a boy who learned to read at the age of 5. This changed his life. Owing to the adventure tales he read, he discovered a way to escape from the poor house, the poor country, and the poor reality in which he lived. -- Mario Vargas-Llosa
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Books, the children of the brain. -- Jonathan Swift
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If all our children learn to do is read, they will not be literate. -- David Warlick
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There are all kinds of things you can do to marry literacy with health. -- C. Everett Koop
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SUPPORT LITERACY! A child who cannot read cannot text. -- Ron Brackin
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We have to teach empathy as we do literacy. -- Bill Drayton
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Our cultural dilemma has nothing to do with children who don't read very well. It lies instead in the difficulty of finding a way to restore meaning and purpose to modern life. -- John Taylor Gatto
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Reading is the journey of those who can not take the train -- Francis De Croisset
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Reading is a protest against the insufficiencies of life -- Mario Vargas-Llosa
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These programs and reading series are the fruit of an intellectually exhausted literacy industry that lost its way long ago, even as we mutely accepted its misguided agenda - to complicate reading and literacy so that we will purchase its programs and materials. -- Mike Schmoker
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Traditionally, the love of reading has been born and nurtured in high school English class -- Francine Prose
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Reading is an enlightenment of the soul. -- Lailah Gifty Akita
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A fondness for reading, properly directed, must be an education in itself. -- Jane Austen
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If you're reading this book, it means you're more fortunate than the nearly one billion people in the world who can't read, many of whom will be stuck in a life of poverty. -- Anonymous
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Reading is not an end in itself, but a means to an end. Its chief purpose is to help towards filling in the framework which is made up of the talents and capabilities that each individual possesses. Thus -- Adolf Hitler
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Reading is an activity of civilized beings. -- Toba Beta
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Reading taught me how to write. -- Ruth Rendell
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The greatest illiterate is the inability to learn the great things of life from small things around. -- Matthew Ashimolowo
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In the pursuit of greater equality in our education system, from K to PhD, technology access, print literacies, and verbal skill all collide as requirements for even basic participation in an information-based, technology-dependent economy and society. -- Adam J. Banks
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When literacy died, so had history. -- Walter Tevis
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By teaching them all to read, we have left them at the mercy of the printed word. By the invention of the film and the radio, we have made certain that no aversion to reading shall secure them from the incessant battery of words, words, words. -- Dorothy L. Sayers
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It is intolerable that around 1 in 5 of the world's adults are illiterate. How can we build equitable information societies or thriving democracies if so many remain without the basic tools of literacy? -- Koichiro Matsuura
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The powerful intellect leashed by an impoverished vocabulary is a myth. Without a vocabulary, a language, the intellect cannot develop. -- T. Geronimo Johnson
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One who reads is the one that is empowered -- Valarie Deshazier
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In reading we must become creators. -- Madeleine L'engle
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It is often said that reading is a gift, but to my mind that is an insufficient description, for the size of the gift of reading is so vast that it is difficult to see what is outside its wrapping. -- Daniel Handler
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Reading builds the educated and informed electorate so vital to our democracy. -- Brad Henry
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Reading is a gymnasium for the imagination where people can work out, get ready for the shocks of existence. For me, the intimate teachers have not only taught me how to make things, they have represented some qualities of mind and mindfulness that I would like to have. -- Robert Hass
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Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow. -- Lawrence Clark Powell
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Reading is FUNdamental -- Margaret Mcnamara
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Reading is one of the important part of being a person. -- Perry Moore
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Reading is a source of liberation. -- Asa Don Brown
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Children deprived of words become school dropouts; dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble. -- Peter S. Jennison
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Reading is not simply an intellectual pursuit but an emotional and spiritual one. It lights the candle in the hurricane lamp of self; that's why it survives.
[Turning the Page: The future of reading is backlit and bright, Newsweek Magazine, March 25, 2010] -- Anna Quindlen
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In a participatory culture, none of us is fully literate unless we're creating, not just consuming. -- Dan Gillmor
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Education is everywhere, prompting one to think, to consider, to remember. -- Louis L'amour
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We teach mental literacy and radiant thinking; a revolution in human thought. -- Tony Buzan
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Our real illiteracy is our inability to create -- Friedensreich Hundertwasser
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Too many of our children cannot read. Reading is the building block, and it must be the foundation for education reform. -- George W. Bush
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There are terrific models for success with reluctant readers, but many school systems and state governments need to set aside their 'not invented here' and 'we have more important problems than education' attitudes. -- James Patterson
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Reading is a way to escape the inescapable -- Louise
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Reading and writing are not education if they do not help people to be kind to all creatures -- John Ruskin
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Mass literacy is a phenomenon of the past few centuries, and one that has reached the majority of the world's adult population only within the past 75 years. -- Tom Chatfield
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Reading is the unhindered flow of ideas between minds. -- A. Umaz
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As a child I experienced firsthand the severe effects of poverty and illiteracy, especially upon women and children. My parents taught me the importance of education and that it was a key to improving an individual's life. -- Naveen Jain
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Reading is the beginning of knowledge acquisition. -- Lailah Gifty Akita
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I hope that as a totally literate human being that you don't even know what "illiteracy" is because it simply doesn't exist in your world. -- Peter Davis
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What does it matter how cultivated and up-to-date we are, or how many thousands of books we've read? What matters is how we feel, how we see, what we do after reading; whether the street and the clouds and the existence of others mean anything to us; whether reading makes us, physically, more alive. -- Gabriel Zaid
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It is no longer enough to simply read and write. Students must also become literate in the understanding of visual images. Our children must learn how to spot a stereotype, isolate a social cliche, and distinguish facts from propaganda, analysis from banter and important news from coverage. -- Ernest L. Boyer
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Education, which was at first made universal in order that all might be able to read and write, has been found capable of serving quite other purposes. By instilling nonsense it unifies populations and generates collective enthusiasm. -- Bertrand Russell
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I am not simply teaching the reading; I am teaching the reader. -- Kelly Gallagher
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Reading is the nourishment that lets you do interesting work. -- Jennifer Egan
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The single most important condition for literacy learning is the presence of mentors who are joyfully literate people. -- Shirley Brice Heath
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Reading is the gateway skill that makes all other learning possible -- Barack Obama
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The most common and the monstrous defect in the education of the day is that children fail to acquire the habit of reading. -- Charlotte M. Mason
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The goal of providing basic literacy and education to all the world's people is still the most basic development challenge. -- Talal Abu-Ghazaleh