Illuminate a Mind & Change a Life

When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young. – Maya Angelou

When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.- Dalai Lama

I believe that reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found. By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This to me is a miracle. – Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic. – Carl Sagan

Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi. – Oprah Winfrey

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. – Victor Hugo

I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book – J. K. Rowling

Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope – Kofi Anaan

Forgiveness liberates the soul. It removes fear. That is why it is such a powerful weapon – Nelson Mandela

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Muslim, Christian, or a Jew. When you believe in God, you should believe that all people are part of one family – Muhammad Ali

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light. – Vera Nazarian

In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it. – Marianne Williamson

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace. – Carlos Santana